6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,150
Average Mileage:
76,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace compressor (2 reports)
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problem #2

Apr 012016

MAZDA3

  • Manual transmission
  • 129,000 miles

I've had several vehicles with a lot more miles than this and didn't have this issue. Considering how little I actually used the A/C, I don't think this is part the natural wear and tear on the car.

- cbuckmire, Snellville, GA, US

problem #1

Oct 032011

MAZDA3 2.3L

  • Manual transmission
  • 24,000 miles

It was nice enough that the air conditioner compressor blew out on the hottest day of the year. It was even nicer that it happened after owning the car for an entire 3 years 1 month and only 24,000 miles. Unfortunately this was the first of three major failures this car would experience. I understand things break ... but a blown A/C compressor at 24,000 miles, a burned clutch at 45,000, and a broken rod bearing (read also: blown engine) at 57,000?

Mazda is dead to me.

- ecvorst, Saint Peters, MO, US