Last post on Dec 07, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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#485 of 494 Re: 2007 Mazda 3 FN 5 auto trans (5spd) problems [chiefcrewdog]
Sep 01, 2013 (12:38 pm)
And what is Mazda's recommend service interval for the transmission? ( I ask because I don't know). Is it shorter or longer than the 75,000 miles that you generally do? I am pretty sure the manual transmission gets it's fluid changed at 60,000 miles, so I would think the auto should be at least that often as well.
( though I know many manufactures are going for the supposed " life time" fluid)
#486 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [eoghan1]
Sep 03, 2013 (4:58 pm)
#487 of 494 Re: HELP! Mazda3 clutch failure at 42k, and dealer/warranty issues [roadburner]
Sep 27, 2013 (10:16 pm)
I have 78,000 miles on my car and the clutch is fine.
#488 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2013 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [eoghan1]
Sep 28, 2013 (5:49 am)
While we were overseas, the dealer replaced the transmission. My daughter picked up the car. we have been driving it since 9/15 without problems. Kind of strange that the gas mileage was only 28 on the last fill(although the dash showed 32) when it had been 33 previously.
#489 of 494 Reverse slow to engage
Sep 29, 2013 (4:39 pm)
2012 Mazda 3 Skyactive. 6 speed auto.
For some reason when I engage reverse it takes about 5 seconds to engage. Other than that trans is fine. I do use manual mode quite a bit.
Only has 16K on the odometer.
#490 of 494 Re: Anybody else having problems with 2012 Skyactiv MT? [dattomcat89]
Sep 30, 2013 (6:53 pm)
We have a 2013 mazda 3 skyactive 6 speed manual. Our car has just over 3000 miles and have had it only 3 months. It will be going in the shop soon for it's third transmission, 2nd replacement. If the dealership tells you there is no problem with them, they are wrong. Our keeps popping out of third gear, It goes into forth with a crunching sound and it locks us out of 1st and 6th gear. We had to video the car popping out of gear before anything would be done. And in case someone is wondering, No we're not youngsters we are in our late 40s-early 50s. Get all the proof you can and demand that Mazda fixes it, if they can. good luck!
#491 of 494 riding rough
Oct 01, 2013 (5:48 am)
My mazda3 2004 has been riding rough lately it delays when trying to accelerate and also makes weird creaking noises dont know if its the transmission but my at light only comes on when i turn the key but turns off any help would be great
#492 of 494 Re: Anybody else having problems with 2012 Skyactiv MT? [beef66]
Oct 02, 2013 (7:07 pm)
We had the same problem with our transmission popping out of 3rd gear. they replaced the tranny a month ago. so far it is OK. It began around 1000 miles . the car is a 2013 skyactiv grand touring. built in february of this year.
#493 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 transmission problem [mazda3_owner]
Dec 07, 2013 (7:52 am)
Hi. I began experiencing the exact same problem with my 2008 Mazda 3 about a week ago. My mechanic is having difficulty figuring out what is causing the problem. Did you ever get this issue resolved and, if so, how? Also, what was the response, if any, from the DOT?
#494 of 494 2012 Mazda 3 skyactiv MT surge
Dec 07, 2013 (2:08 pm)
here's the update on my rpm surge problem - finally had the dealer update/ re-flash PCM/ ECU with the latest update (released Apr 2013) as I refused to drive the car until this was done. It drove like a completely different car after that (I told them that but they still look at me like I've got CGS/ crazy girl syndrome)...so uncool! I'm at 20k now and except for the occasional 'minor' surge in 1st gear if I engage when the engine is cold, the car is fine. As others have reported I do find the gear shift noisy at times. I do have to wonder what the impact/ wear & tear was on the rest of the car (i.e. my brakes feel considerably worn for such low km). That's the beauty of a MT, rarely have to really engage your brakes since you manually slow down with the down shift. Hope this helps others out there.
btw...I get decent mileage but the adv. 5.9l/100km is a fairy tale...more like 9 or 10k/100km. I got an extra 100km past 'E' hwy driving (which put my tank at 61L to fill up and close to 700km). Still much improved over my '07 Mazda 3/ 2.5L eng (miss that extra power tho').