fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
52,350 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace air circulator actuator (2 reports)
  2. clean out fan area (1 reports)
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problem #3

Jun 102014


  • Manual transmission
  • 60,000 miles

The firewall is breaking down and going into the interior ventilation system. I cleaned the cabin filter out which was pretty bad and full of the firewall debris. But it also got into the inside cabin blower fan causing a loud i mean really loud noise to the point it was almost not drive able.

Update from Jan 18, 2016: I had the Mazda Dealer service dept clean it out because its not easy to get to and they are suppose to be the professionals. Cost a couple hundred bucks.

- biggsfl, Melbourne, FL, US

problem #2

Jan 052015

MAZDA3 Limeted

  • Manual transmission
  • 58,596 miles

I cannot turn on A/C, it makes noise. Car mechanic tells that air blowup fan broken. Dash board should be taken off to fix it.


- Shamsul A., ALLEN, TX, US

problem #1

Oct 292014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,394 miles

My Mazda is only 4 years old, how could the motor break, it has to be a defect.

- Irma M., Sydenham, Ontario, canada