fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,673 miles

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problem #3

Jan 222019


  • 16,000 miles
While driving home around 35 mph on a straight road with no cars, no bumps in the asphalt, and no trees, my sunroof suddenly shattered. I took the car to the dealer this morning after researching on the internet and finding results of class action lawsuits from Kia and Nissan based on the same problem, as well as Mazda forums with customers complaining of sunroofs suddenly shattering, yet I was told that because the glass is already broken there is no way to visually tell if there was an impact or if it was due to a defect, and the cost is on me. I want to note this with the NHTSA since the problem is not due to anything I've done or caused. My mileage is just over 16K, which is average for the problems online that I've found. A common complaint is that the sunroof tends to "bow up in the middle" which is exactly what happened with mine - the image included shows this. The glass missing from the image broke away as I was driving home.

- Bella Vista, AR, USA

problem #2

Jan 182017


  • 13,000 miles
The windshield wiper fluid only reaches the very bottom portion of the front windshield. I brought into the Mazda dealership where purchased and was told my vehicle was operating similarly to other new Cx-3's and according to design/manufacture. I advised them my windshield is not being cleaned as one would expect and is presenting a significant safety issue. I called Mazda customer service and am not being helped.

- Darien, CT, USA

problem #1

Oct 282015


  • 20 miles
Multiple water lines left on windshield after each swipe of the wipers during a light or heavy rainfall whether the vehicle was stationary or in motion. This problem initially occured in October, 2015, and continues to occur every time it rains!! this problem definitely affects visibility! my new Cx-3 did receive new windshield wiper blades, but the same problem recurred! apparently the wiper blades Mazda is providing are defective!!

- Shelbyville, KY, USA