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Mazda Mazda3 2012

2012-16 Mazda Oil Pump Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on September 20, 2016

CARS.COM The problem: The engine may run roughly and display a lit check-engine light on the dash. This may be due to a foreign piece of material getting stuck in the engine's oil pump, ... Read More
Recall Alert: 580,000 Mazda Cars, Minivans, SUVs

By Matt Schmitz on September 8, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 580,000 model-year 2010-13 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 cars manufactured between Nov. 18, 2008, and June 8, 2013; model-year 2012-15 Mazda5 minivans manu... Read More
2012-2013 Mazda3 Misfire Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on February 25, 2016

CARS.COM — Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2012 Mazda3 2013 Mazda3 Equipped with SkyActiv engines. The problem: Misfire conditions may be found throughout th... Read More
2012-2015 Mazda3, Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 Transmission Issues

By Tom Torbjornsen on October 23, 2015

Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2012 Mazda3 2013 Mazda3 2014 Mazda3 (VINs lower than JM1BM*****228314) 2015 Mazda3 (VINs lower than JM1BM*****228314) 2013 ... Read More
2012-14 Mazda3, 2013-14 CX-5, 2014 Mazda6 Whining Transmissions

By Tom Torbjornsen on September 16, 2015

Vehicles affected by this service bulletin: 2012 Mazda3 with 2.0-liter engine 2013 Mazda3 with 2.0-liter engine 2014 Mazda3 (VINs JM1 and 3MZ) 2013 Mazda CX-5 with 2.0-... Read More
Our view: 2012 Mazda Mazda3

By Kelsey Mays on January 31, 2012

Thanks to new drivetrains, the 2012 Mazda Mazda3 has fuel economy ratings as high as 40 mpg highway. That's a big gain over last year that addresses a major shortcoming in the brand's mo... Read More
washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on January 27, 2012

Automobile manufacturers doing business in the United States once designed small cars to lose money.That “loss leader” strategy was meant to meet government demands for higher sales-f... Read More