2008 Mazda MAZDA3

I Sport FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 man trans

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2008 Mazda3 Rear Three Quarter
Mazda has just released a recall on the previous gen Mazda3. Reuters and the Mazda office in Europe reports that the windshield wiper motor could fail due to an electrical glitch.
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The Mazda3 has been on the market for five years already, and yet it doesn't feel old. The S Touring sedan I drove recently could easily be mistaken for a newer entry. The S models have Mazda's 156-hp, 2.3-liter engine, which is a worthwhile upgrade over the 2.0-liter in the Mazda 3 i, even at a cost of a few MPGs. Tied to a five-speed automatic, it accelerates smartly, and sounds pleasant doing so, thanks in part to the presence of twin balance shafts. The cloth upholstery is more handsome than most-leather is an option-and the two-tone beige and black color scheme and gloss black trim is far nicer than the monochrome beige or gray in most small cars. At $21,330 (with a sunroof and satellite radio), the Mazda3 S Touring looks and drives like it costs more.

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2008 Mazda MAZDA3
2008 Mazda MAZDA3
I Sport FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4
24 MPG City | 32 MPG Hwy
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I Sport FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4
$13,995
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2008 Mazda MAZDA3
2008 Mazda MAZDA3
I Sport FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4
148hp
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2008 Mazda MAZDA3 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
24 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
32 MPG
Horsepower:
148 hp @ 6500rpm
Torque:
135 ft lb of torque @ 4500rpm
  • Air Conditioning (optional)
  • Power Windows (optional)
  • Power Locks (optional)
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS (optional)
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control (optional)
  • Electronic Stability Control (optional)
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front (optional)
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
36,000 miles / 36 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:00
Component
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Summary
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.
Consequences
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.
Remedy
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.
Potential Units Affected
215,000
Notes
MAZDA MOTOR CORP


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:10
Component
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
Summary
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.
Consequences
THE LOSS OF WIPER FUNCTION IN ADVERSE WEATHER COULD POTENTIALLY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
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.
Potential Units Affected
103,300
Notes
MAZDA MOTOR CORP


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:34:50
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
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.
Consequences
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.
Remedy
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.
Potential Units Affected
2,323
Notes
THULE, INC.


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
4
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
3
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
3
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Overall Front Crash
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Poor
IIHS Rear Crash
Marginal
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Applicable
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
IIHS Best Pick
N/R

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