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Madza recalls 2011 Mazda2, 2010-2011 Mazda3, Mazdaspeed3 for seat problems
Madza recalls 2011 Mazda2, 2010-2011 Mazda3, Mazdaspeed3 for seat problems

Mazda has announced a recall of nearly 174,000 vehicles from the 2010 and 2011 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the driver's seats in some of those vehicles may suffer from problems that interfere with a motorist's ability to remain in good driving...Read More»

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2014-2016 Mazda Mazda3 recalled for potential fuel leak & fire risk

This morning, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published two recalls for the Mazda Mazda3--one covering a group of 2014-2016 model-year vehicles, and a second that only includes cars from 2016. Though the recalls are slightly different, both stem from problems with the Mazda3's...Read More»

2016 Mazda CX-5
Mazda recalls 2010-2013 Mazda3, 2012-2015 Mazda5, 2013-2016 CX-5, 2016 CX-3: 2.2 million affected

Mazda reports that it plans to recall some 2.2 million vehicles to address a problem with their rear hatches. Roughly one-third of the affected vehicles are registered in North America The recall stems from corrosion affecting the hatch lift supports. Mazda reports that the protective coating...Read More»

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New 2017 Mazda 3 compact unveiled, looks even angrier

Mazda took the wrappers off its updated Mazda 3 on Tuesday night, and would you just look at that hatchback—it's even angrier that you don't immediately recognize its overall brilliance. Along with a new front bumper and fog lights, the Mazda 3 now includes semi-sophisticated driving software...Read More»

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2015-2016 Mazda Mazda3 Recalled, Stop-Sale Issued

Mazda has announced plans to recall nearly 14,500 Mazda3 compact cars from the 2015 and 2016 model years. The automaker has also instructed dealers to stop selling and delivering the vehicles. ALSO SEE: Toyota & Volvo Make Big Announcements About Autonomous Cars The recall stems from a problem...Read More»

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Mazda 6, Mazda 3 Recalled For i-ELOOP Issue

Mazda will recall some 2014-2015 Mazda 3 and Mazda 6 sedans for an issue with some new fuel-saving technology. Vehicles equipped with 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines and Mazda's new i-ELOOP (Regenerative Engine Braking System) could have a faulty power control module (PCM). The PCM may incorrectly...Read More»

2014 Mazda Mazda3 s Grand Touring  -  First Drive
2014 Mazda 3 Video Road Test

The Mazda 3 has always been one of the best-driving compact cars. It’s never been what we'd call beautiful--but now it has to be, now that it's up against eye-catching shapes like the Hyundai Elantra, Dodge Dart, and especially the Ford Focus and its hot ST edition. Does this year's new Mazda...Read More»

2014 Mazda Mazda3 s Grand Touring  -  First Drive
2014 Mazda 3: First Drive

If you enjoy driving, yet need a practical, economical small car, you'd be foolish not to include the 2014 Mazda 3on your shortlist. After spending time with several versions of the new 3, in Atlanta and Portland, we can't help but gush about its beautiful shape, its eye-catching sheetmetal, the...Read More»

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2012 Mazda Mazdaspeed3: Quick Drive

The 2012 Mazdaspeed3 hatchback continues to uphold Mazda's reputation as the builder of cars that drivers want and need to own. A plain-wrapper five-door front-wheel-drive hatch, the Speed3 only gives away the promise of incredible fun behind the wheel when one sees the extended rear spoiler and...Read More»

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2012 Mazda Mazda3: Quick Drive

Car manufacturers can rant all they want about this or that new technology, but until you've had an opportunity to truly try it for yourself, how do you know what's true? Mazda has been telling us all about its new Skyactiv technology it developed with revised ideas about designing and tuning both...Read More»

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2012 Mazda3: Familiar Look, But All-New Under The Hood

While sheetmetal changes, trim, chrome brightwork, and other minor details might come and go almost every model year, it's relatively rare for any new vehicle to get an entirely new powertrain. But that's the case with the 2012 Mazda3; even though the mid-cycle changes it gets for 2012 are quite...Read More»

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2012 Mazda 3 Lineup Priced

Unless you’re a die hard Mazda fan, you probably don’t realize how many different 2012 Mazda3 compact car variants are offered by your local Mazda dealer. For the coming year, there are 11 possible combinations of trim and body style, aimed at both fuel conscious and...Read More»

2008 Chrysler Town & Country
2012 Mazda3, Chrysler And Dodge Minivan Recall, Next-Gen Focus RS: Today's Car News

The refreshed 2012 Mazda3 will get a 40-mpg rating thanks to SkyActiv engines. [TheCarConnection] The 2008 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan are being recalled due to a potentially defective airbag module. [FamilyCarGuide] A new study has linked heart disease to diesel...Read More»

2012 Mazda3 SkyActiv 2.0
Mazda Poised To Take Zoom-Zoom To The Mainstream?

Mazda's timing might work out favorably. Through a massive initiative called SkyActiv, first announced three years ago, Mazda has given its engineers a clean slate to take a fresh look at all aspects of vehicle engineering—a company-wide brainstorm of sorts—aiming to improve fuel...Read More»

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2012 Mazda Mazda3 Preview: 40-MPG SkyActiv, New Base Hatch

Change is coming to Mazda's compact Mazda3 hatchback and sedan family for 2012, and the Japanese automaker looks poised to broaden its niche appeal to shoppers who want a responsive-driving car that also gets good mileage. Think 40 mpg for some Mazda3 models, plus better manual gearboxes and...Read More»

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2008-2009 Mazda3 And Mazdaspeed3: Recall Alert

Mazda has announced the recall of approximately 103,300 2008-2009 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 vehicles to remedy a potential defect in the windshield wiper motor ground circuit. The affected vehicles were manufactured from January 7, 2008 through November 28, 2008. Mazda says that during assembly, the...Read More»

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Recall Alert: 2008-2009 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3

Mazda has announced the recall of 103,300 model year 2008 and 2009 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 models to remedy a potentially defective windshield wiper motor ground circuit. During assembly of the vehicle, the windshield wiper motor ground may have been creased or bent. Over time, this can create...Read More»

2011 Mazda MAZDA3 4-door Sedan Auto i Sport Angular Front Exterior View
2011 Mazda3 5-Door Grand Touring: Quick Drive

All photos: Anne Proffit Driving the 2011 Mazda3 five-door Grand Touring was like visiting a favorite friend, as I once was owned by a Protege5, the car that started Mazda down the road to building great, hot little hatches. The 2011 Mazda3 hatch is all grown up, compared to my 2003 model. It has a...Read More»

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2011 Mazda3 Named An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just tested the Mazda3 for roof strength, and whether you choose the hatchback or the sedan, this small-car model achieves a top 'good' rating from the insurance-industry-supported safety agency. And, it's now a Top Safety Pick. In hatchback...Read More»

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