Safety Ratings
2008 Mazda Mazda3
Front Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 1.5000
Side Crash Passenger Side 1.5000
Number of Recalls6
Number of Complaints396
Number of Investigations2
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2008 Mazda Mazda3 vehicles

2008 Mazda MAZDA3 (6/15/2011)  

Campaign Number: 11V329000

Component Name: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

Manufacturer: MAZDA MOTOR CORP

Description: MAZDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 MAZDA3 AND MAZDASPEED3 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 7, 2008, THROUGH NOVEMBER 28, 2008. THE GROUND TERMINAL OF THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY HAVE BEEN INADVERTENTLY BENT DURING ASSEMBLY. IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS THEN OVER TIME THE ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE OF THE MOTOR CIRCUIT MAY INCREASE UP TO A POINT THAT THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS WOULD NOT WORK.

Defect: THE LOSS OF WIPER FUNCTION IN ADVERSE WEATHER COULD POTENTIALLY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN ADDITIONAL GROUND HARNESS ON THE WIPER MOTOR FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JULY 15, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAZDA CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-222-5500.

2008 Mazda MAZDA3 (8/12/2010)  

Campaign Number: 10V374000

Component Name: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Manufacturer: MAZDA MOTOR CORP

Description: MAZDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 MAZDA3 AND MAZDA5 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 2, 2007 THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2008. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH A SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER STEERING ASSIST COULD OCCUR AT ANY TIME WHILE DRIVING THE VEHICLE.

Defect: POWER STEERING ASSIST IS SUDDENLY LOST REDUCING THE DRIVER'S ABILITY TO STEER THE VEHICLE AS TYPICALLY EXPECTED, AND INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action: MAZDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE POWER STEERING PUMP AND LINES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAZDA CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-222-5500.

2008 Mazda MAZDA3 (4/2/2009)  

Campaign Number: 09E011000

Component Name: EQUIPMENT

Manufacturer: MAZDA MOTOR CORP

Description: THULE, INC. IS RECALLING 2,323 OWNER-INSTALLED ROOF-MOUNTED FIT KITS, MODELS 3068 AND 3069, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2008 AND FEBRUARY 28, 2009 THAT ARE USED WITH THULE PODIUM FOOT PACKS, MODELS 460 AND 460R. THESE FIT KITS WERE SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE BOLT(S) USED TO SECURE THE FOOT TO THE VEHICLE WAS MANUFACTURED TO A HARDNESS THAT MAY CAUSE THE BOLT(S) TO BE BRITTLE AND POTENTIALLY BREAK UNDER STRESS.

Defect: THIS MAY RESULT IN THE BOLT(S) SNAPPING OFF DURING USE OR WITHOUT A LOAD. THE UNSECURED RACK AND LOAD CAN THEN COME LOOSE WHILE DRIVING CREATING A POTENTIAL ROAD HAZARD, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: THULE WILL MAIL A RETRO FIT KIT ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS TO OWNERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 13, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THULE TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-238-2388.

2008 MAZDA MAZDA3 for sale

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2008 Mazda Mazda3

$15,000

2008 MAZDA MAZDA3

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 66459 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Portland, OR
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2008 Mazda Mazda3

New Listing
$11,995

2008 MAZDA MAZDA3

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 46836 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Grand Forks, ND
  • MPG: 23 City / 31 Hwy

2008 Mazda Mazda3

$11,498

2008 MAZDA MAZDA3

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 98268 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Reno, NV
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2008 Mazda Mazda3

$12,988
Price Reduced

2008 MAZDA MAZDA3

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 85003 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Oregon City, OR
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2008 Mazda Mazda3

$11,789
Price Reduced

2008 MAZDA MAZDA3

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 44781 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Duluth, GA
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2008 Mazda Mazda3

$15,995

2008 MAZDA MAZDA3

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 58248 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Eureka, CA
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2008 Mazda Mazda3

$13,744

2008 MAZDA MAZDA3

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 54833 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Lynnwood, WA
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2008 Mazda Mazda3

$10,990

2008 MAZDA MAZDA3

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 86221 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Springfield, OR
  • MPG: 23 City / 31 Hwy

2008 Mazda Mazda3

$12,705

2008 MAZDA MAZDA3

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 41004 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: O Fallon, MO
  • MPG: 23 City / 31 Hwy

2008 Mazda Mazda3

$11,155
Price Reduced

2008 MAZDA MAZDA3

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 150474 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Saint Louis, MO
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2008 Mazda Mazda3

New Listing
$13,500

2008 MAZDA MAZDA3

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: 56318 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Longmont, CO
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2008 Mazda Mazda3

New Listing
$10,988

2008 MAZDA MAZDA3

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 80720 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN
  • MPG: 23 City / 31 Hwy

2008 Mazda Mazda3

$12,990

2008 MAZDA MAZDA3

  • Bodystyle: Hatchback
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Fenton, MI
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

2008 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring

New Listing
$10,500

2008 MAZDA MAZDA3 I TOURING

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 87737 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Rockford, IL
  • MPG: 23 City / 31 Hwy

2008 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring

$8,700

2008 MAZDA MAZDA3 I TOURING

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 84727 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Yorkville, NY
  • MPG: 24 City / 32 Hwy
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