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#386 of 494 Re: 2006 mazda3 transmission issue [edmundsreader]
Apr 16, 2012 (11:29 pm)
My car has had trouble too!! I have a mazda 3 2006 and it has not given me any trouble until about a year ago. It started slipping into the AT mode and out of 4th gear. AAMCO has replaced the 4th gear solenoid twice and had it 4 times in the shop. I am taking it to the dealership to have them look at it. I dont know what to think!! If I was you I wuold take it to another Transmission place.
#387 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [nibroc4410]
Jul 16, 2012 (6:54 am)
I am really bummed after reading these posts. On Saturday, my Mazda 3 (not skyactiv), did not want to go in gear. I couldn't get it to go into 1st, 5th or 6th. Sunday it drove fine. I wanted to search and see if others had experienced these problems...and, well here it is. It is a 2012 bought brand new in March with about 11,500 miles (drive a lot for work). I'm taking this to the dealer right away, and I am in hopes that I don't receive a hard time or run around about nothing being wrong, because there is definitely something wrong.
#388 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [onnajean]
Jul 19, 2012 (6:22 am)
it's really funny to see everything that's beeing written on the Mazda 3 sky active 2012 concerning transmission problems.
I work at a mazda Dealership at the service dept. and it's funny how we have NO COMPLAINTS whatsoever on what you are reporting and lord knows we sold a lot of these.
I further checked at MAZDA CANADA and USA at the technical dept......
GUEST WHAT ? NO PROBLEMS AT LARGE !
what am saying, sure, some problems can occur BUT do not relate these AT LARGE.
My wife has one and as of all our customers, SHE'S very satisfied.....
Sorry to burst your bubble , but when a product is good, it's good.
#389 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [broz1]
Jul 29, 2012 (7:35 pm)
Like you my friend,i dont want to give bad impression to the new skyactiv engine and transmission.I have mazda 3 2012 skyactiv, i have only more than 5,000 kms. on it.Recently i'm experiencing some problems on my manual transmission.There were times that if i change gear from 4th to 3rd and from 5th to 4th(down shifting) its speeding up by itself and i heard a big sound on the engine!Sometimes it happen also on upshifting(from 3rd to 4th).I have been driving a manual car since i was 16 years old and this is the first time I experienced this kind of problems.Have'nt you encountered this kind of complaint on your service dept.?
#391 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [broz1]
Aug 17, 2012 (6:27 pm)
I have an 06 mazda3s automatic and the transmission stopped working mid drive on 295 in new jersey.. just sort of downshifted and wouldn't go back up past 2nd gear. Bought it new in 06 has 113k on it. Mazda tells me it will be almost 4,000 to get a rebuilt transmission but I should just probably buy a new car.
I am very unimpressed.
I drive a lot.
I've owned 6 cars: Two volkswagens, one nissan, one chevy, one mazda.
My chevy currently still runs with 162k mileage.
This is the first time I've had a car with a transmission failure.
Will not purchase another mazda.
#392 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [holidae]
Aug 21, 2012 (7:34 am)
06 mazda3s automatic and the transmission stopped working mid drive on 295 in new jersey.. just sort of downshifted and wouldn't go back up past 2nd gear
Which engine does your car have? Is it the 2.3L?
Regarding the downshifting, did the car do this automatically or were you shifting the gears?
While the car was being serviced in the past did you or your mechanic note anything about the transmission? In other words, did this problem come out of the blue or do you have some earlier evidence of a problem with the transmission?
Mazda tells me it will be almost 4,000 to get a rebuilt transmission
Did MazdaUSA or the Mazda dealership tell you this?
#393 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [dokies]
Sep 06, 2012 (12:42 am)
New to the forum. Have been searching for this issue for a while elsewhere as well.
I am experiencing (and have been since purchasing a 2012 Mazada3 skyactiv 6MT in May) engine surging while downshifting. The rpms increase like crazy sometimes up to ~4500 rpm and the car seems to really pull forward quickly and forcefully rather than slow down. Mostly happens from 3rd to 2nd or 4th to 3rd. It is completely sporadic and cannot be replicated at will.
Anyone else? I have been working with the dealership but without much luck as I appear to be the only one who has presented this issue to them.
#394 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [squiggly1]
Sep 06, 2012 (9:10 am)
If the dealer won't help, go above their head by complaining to Mazda Corp of America.
#395 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [squiggly1]
Sep 07, 2012 (9:15 am)
engine surging while downshifting. The rpms increase ... up to ~4500 rpm and the car seems to really pull forward quickly and forcefully rather than slow down. Mostly happens from 3rd to 2nd or 4th to 3rd. It is completely sporadic and cannot be replicated at will
Interesting. A few questions below which you likely have already discussed with the dealer. Since it's difficult to replicate, you'll need to detail the incidents and / or do some diagnostics. The other alternative is to leave the car with the dealership for a time (week?) to see if they can hit upon an incident during that time.
What is the frequency of these incidents?
Example: At least once a month / week. Also, what is the duration of the problem (example: happens for a couple of shifts then corrects itself).
Any other patterns that you can identify?
Examples: have these incidents happened after short / long drives, during very warm days / cool nights, after lots of stop and go, while climbing an incline / descending a hill.
Have you made any modifications to the vehicle, esp. the engine bay?
Example: added new air intake
Have you asked the dealer to check the Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) for this model?