Units Affected 4029 Our last update complained about how the instrument-panel dimmer doesn't allow adjustment to the orange numbers on the gauge faces. One sensor was replaced without evidence of failure. Why buy a new crate 2006 Mazda 3 engine and pay double? It is quieter, rides more comfortably, and is more agile and fuel efficient than its Protegé predeccesor. We carry an extensive inventory of used, overstock and surplus engines for all 2006 Mazda 3 applications including gasoline and diesel engines. Turn the car off, but leave the key in the… It's Odd that the instrument-panel light dimmer adjusts only the gauge and center stack intensity and not the orange numbers on the gauge face. This car has been very reliable. Bulb burns out too quickly.
Had to replace compressor and refrigerant. I was near my mechanic and was able to drive the car there. Saw evidence that clutch material was present in clutch housing. I've tried alignments, wheel rotation, new tires, but it's been a recurring problem since the car was new. Sure, at first glance they resemble cars from the bottom of the Hertz and Avis price sheets--and since none of them wears Evo-esque wings, flares, airdams, or other overt signs of swagger, you can be forgiven for thinking these cars are automotive white bread.
They kept the car for three days and made various repairs but were unable to determine the cause. I raved about it, I couldn't help it--it's so likable. Fender wells, rear light in trunk lid, spare tire well, undercarriage. It went off by itself but it comes on and stays on. Purchase used 2006 Mazda 3 engines from dependable salvage yards network that offers up to 3-year warranty and free freight! No codes when plugged for diagnostic.
Still, the 3 stands tall as the enthusiast choice in a segment known for colorless commuters. On dark, desolate roads, the numbers are too intense, and in all conditions, the uneven backlighting is annoying. Upon replacement, the car has been working great. It seems that Mazda didn't rust-proof this model year appropriately as I read a lot of people complaining about excessive rust on 2006 Mazda 3. The motor mount pads were really soft and eroding away. Replaced a part of the clutch that allowed it to work.
Each time the check engine light came on. This is the second time. A second sensor was replaced after indicating failure. Then they installed a used transmission. By design this isn't a life-threatening failure, but was manifest by noise, deteriorated handling, and uneven tire wear due to misalignment camber and to some extent toe. At the top of the instrument cluster are two buttons; the one on the left is the blackout button. We're impressed… We sent our Mazda3 to Florida where online editorial director Jeff Bartlett's first logbook entry declares that it's the current compact-car benchmark, no question.
The Madza3's very good interior quality stands out in a category where many vehicles are cheaply finished. The compromised original motor mounts were affecting the transmission shifting. My daughter drives this car and cannot afford it. Buy your next used motor from our qualified dismantlers, junkyards and used engines dealers. I was lucky it was on a small side street so I was able to push the car to the side and after about 10 minutes the car started again. Gets worse when it get warm.
. Then they installed a used transmission. Don't flip that page just because the pictures show a bunch of four-door econoboxes. Reader Eric Meyers wrote to let us know that there's hope. User forums confirm paint fauilure. This 2006 Mazda 3 is very bad for rusting.
He went on to say that the short shifter action allows the driver to extract every horsepower from the 2. Repair shop said completely rusted out. Like many others have experienced with this car Internet forums , mine deteriorated and failed leaked the fluid out completely. By design the engine was still secure, but there was pronounced vibration at idle. Moreover, it returned very impressive fuel economy, especially for a conventional gasoline-powered vehicle with an automatic transmission.
Mechanic friend diagnosed as O2 Sensor problem. Had it replaced with high quality part. Gas mileage went down a little. C-pillars and wheel wells rust faster than expected. The problem is not in the remotes but in the car. It turned out that the entire wire harness needed replacement as the wires shorted, were fragile and broken. Very upsetting to miss by 3 weeks! These were previously fixed by Mazda under warranty but it rusted again.