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#260 of 492 Re: 2010 Mazda3 5k miles - total transmission failure [fleety62]
Sep 09, 2010 (1:42 pm)
I called Roadside assistance (Tow Truck Driver Doesn't Accept) Had to use AAA.
Mazda roadside is a dispatch service that pays the tow truck directly, just like AAA. I'm sure Mazda has a list of area shops that accept their money.
I have never heard of a tow truck driver actually driving out and saying "I don't accept Mazda Roadside Assistance" because you call Mazda and then a truck comes. You don't call a tow truck and hand him your Mazda Roadside card.
I am now doubting your claim since your statement about Mazda's roadside is completely inacurate. It goes against your credibility, sorry.
#261 of 492 Engine problems
Sep 13, 2010 (9:09 pm)
Can anyone please help? Approx 1 week ago I was driving my 2004 Manuel Mazda 3 with full tank of petrol and it kept jerking backwards and forewards like it was about to run out. I took it to my dealership and they said there was a blockage with my fuel pump and i needed a new fuel pump. I also had the car serviced at the same time costing me $1100. I picked my car up rom the dealership this morning and initially it drove fine. But after 15 minutes, the exact same problem happened and my car had no energy and struggled to make 30 kms per hour. I had to be towed back to the dealership. They don't seam to know what the problem is and I am spending all my money fixing things that may not need to be fixed. Has anyone had this problem and could you pleae shed some light on the situation???
#262 of 492 Re: Engine problems [becb]
Sep 17, 2010 (3:06 pm)
2004 Manuel Mazda 3 ... kept jerking backwards and forewards like it was about to run out
I wonder if it could be the EGR valve which is a well known problem with Mazda Proteges of 2002 / 2003? The Mazda Protege is the predecessor to the Mazda3.
Sep 17, 2010 (4:00 pm)
I own a 2008 Mazda 3 sedan (automatic trans.). Shortly after my 20,000 mile service at the dealer I started having this weird problem where I can't shift into "park" properly. There is nothing "wrong" with the shifter exactly, because I can actually switch it into park, but the "P" light does not come on, so I'm not exactly sure if the car is actually in park, though I can not start the car when this happens unless I shift into neutral. This does not happen all the time, but it seems to be happening more often than not. Also, if the car drifts a tiny bit frontwards or backwards after I shift into park, there's a clicking sound and the "P" light does come on. Has anyone had this issue and does this mean that the transmission is possibly damaged or getting bad? I am going to take it to the dealer, but just wondering if anyone has any insight?
#264 of 492 Re: 2008 Mazda 3 [steven2479]
Sep 18, 2010 (9:35 am)
"...though I can not start the car when this happens unless I shift into neutral."
It could be something as simple as a faulty neutral safety switch, which would be considerably less trouble and expense--and more likely--than a bad transmission at 20K miles. Still, anything is possible...
#265 of 492 2009 Mazda 3 possible transmission problem
Oct 01, 2010 (10:58 am)
Bought a 2009 Mazda 3 in August 2009 with 9400 miles on it and sold new to me. At 23,000 miles I noticed vibration when I am coming to a red light slowing down and then the light changes to green. When the transmission is in second gear and I accelerate the gas it gives off a vibration and noise. Took car in to dealership and at they put the car on the computer and of course nothing picks up. Took car back again and this time they reprogram the RPM. Took car back again and went on test drive with the tech and he heard the issue. He then test drove a Mazda 3 hatchback on the lot and I asked prior to driving did it have the same transmission as my car as well as motor and the advised me yes. He then advised me he didn't hear it. Got car back and the same noise again-- long story short my car has been back and forth to the dealership from May 2010 until October 2010 every month and sometimes twice a month. They have reprogram my RMP, replace my AC compressor, then replace my transmission and come to find out my transmission had a leak that they didn't bother to tell me about. I have been on the phone with MAZDA corp. and MAZDA rep. who has been working on my car since yesterday and called today and stated it is normal; which is not. I was wondering if anybody has had this problem with trouble in 2nd gear accelerating and slowing down. I have been in contact with BBB Auto Line and filed paperwork with them and waiting on a meeting, to see if something can be done b/c now they are telling me it is normal, after replacing all these items on my car when the problem started at 23,000 and now it has 27,0000 miles on it. I just want out of the car all together.
Let me know if anybody else is having problems with gears and transmission.
#266 of 492 Re: tranny problems [autonomous]
Oct 01, 2010 (11:26 am)
#267 of 492 Re: 2010 Mazda3 5k miles - total transmission failure [aviboy97]
Oct 01, 2010 (11:39 am)
Wow do you work for them? My credibility?
Yes in the state of Massachusetts the Interstate 90 toll road only allow contracted towing companies to remove cars from the highways.
Just to send an update. Indeed my transmission was blown on arrival at the dealership. The transmission control module failed without any warning. The transmission was totally destroyed internally according the diagnostics done by thier Engineers. I was well taken care of by the dealership with a loaner car and compensation for not having my new car for a couple of weeks while they replaced the TCM and the Transmission. They say they have never had this happen before.
I am sure it will be traded in before I run out of the 3yr 36K
I hope no one else has the misfortune I have had. The new transmission has 500 miles on it and it working fine again. *fingers crossed*
#268 of 492 Re: 2010 Mazda3 5k miles - total transmission failure [fleety62]
Oct 01, 2010 (11:32 pm)
Are these vehicles equipped with manual or automatic?
#269 of 492 Re: 2010 Mazda3 5k miles - total transmission failure [GBrianK]
Oct 02, 2010 (1:37 am)