definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replaced radio (1 reports)
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problem #1

May 032011

MAZDA3 SPEED3 GT 2.3L Disi Turbo

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles

Out of nowhere, the radio half failed. "Half" means all of the buttons on the left-hand-side of the radio ceased to function. This unfortunately included the power button.

Aftermarket replacements were out of the question. The trip computer, clock, and A/C controls are all wired through the radio. (Which is too bad, I really could've used an upgrade, since the factory sound is TERRIBLE.) Also, there are no adapters to make the factory steering wheel controls work with aftermarket units.

$800 repair - Mazda covered 50% under goodwill.

- zappb, Huntsville, AL, US