2012 MAZDA MAZDA3 VIN: JM1BL1V8XC1547487

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VIN JM1BL1V8XC1547487 Decoding Mazda Vin Decoder

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Make

MAZDA

Manufacturer Name

MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION

Model

Mazda3

Model Year

2012

Plant City

HOFU

Trim

Touring/GS

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

JAPAN

Plant Company Name

Mazda Motor Corporation

Plant State

YAMAGUCHI

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Displacement (CC)

2000.0

Displacement (CI)

122.04748818946

Displacement (L)

2.0

Engine Model

PE California

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st and 2nd Rows

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2012 MAZDA MAZDA3 Crash Test Score

4

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Seat
Rear Seat

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Risk:
10.9%

2012 MAZDA MAZDA3 Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Driver, Front Passenger
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Driver

Complaints Assosiated with VIN JM1BL1V8XC1547487

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

March 21, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11404166
Consumer Location: EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ
VIN: JM1BL1V8XC1****

Summary of Complaint

THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A MASSIVE VOLTAGE DROP WHEN SLOWING DOWN OR LOWERING SPEED. HAPPENS CONSISTENTLY IN ALL DRIVING CONDITIONS, HIGHWAY/CITY, NIGHTTIME/DAYTIME. THIS LEADS TO ALL INTERIOR LIGHTS AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, HEADLIGHTS DIMMING AND FLASHING WHENEVER THE ENGINE SPEED DROPS. THIS OFTEN MEANS AT NIGHTTIME WHEN GOING AROUND CORNERS VISIBILITY IS NEARLY ZERO UNTIL THE LIGHTS COME BACK ON AFTER A FEW SECONDS. ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS ARE ALL FINE WITH INSPECTION. UPON GOOGLING IT, APPEARS TO BE A COMMON PROBLEM AND SOFTWARE RELATED.

Components: AIR BAGS

August 23, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11019907
Consumer Location: PORTLAND, OR
VIN: JM1BL1V8XC1****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL - VEHICLE WAS PARKED/STATIONARY. THE DASHBOARD IS BREAKING APART WHERE THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG IS. SEE ATTACHED PICTURE. THIS VEHICLE HAS NEVER BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT AND I HAVE BEEN THE ONLY OWNER OF THE VEHICLE. I WILL BE CALLING THE DEALERSHIP TO GET THIS REPAIRED SINCE THIS IS A HUGE SAFETY ISSUE FOR THE OCCUPANTS (MY FAMILY) OF THE VEHICLE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

March 31, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10969938
Consumer Location: KING GEORGE, VA
VIN: JM1BL1V8XC1****

Summary of Complaint

IN THE MORNING OF MARCH 31, 2017 WHEN I'VE PROCEEDED TO VA 206 TO THE NAVAL LAB (25-MILE SPEED LIMIT ZONE), TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM (TCS/DSC) INDICATOR LIGHT SUDDENLY LIT UP, AND CAR STALLED. I ATTEMPTED TO ACCELERATED BUT RECEIVED NON RESPONSE FROM THE CAR. THE CAR STAYED AROUND 20- 25 MPH. I PULLED IN THE AUTO SHOP AND TURN OFF THE ENGINE. I RE-STARTED THE CAR AND THE TCS/DSC INDICATOR LIGHT WAS OFF AND CAR BEHAVED NORMALLY. HOWEVER I DON'T KNOW IF THE PROBLEM WILL HAPPEN AGAIN.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL ENGINE

May 10, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10587871
Consumer Location: DALY CITY, CA
VIN: JM1BL1V8XC1****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ALONG A CITY STREET ON THE WAY TO A MALL WHEN I NOTICED THE TRACTION CONTROL WARNING LIGHT COME ON. MY CAR THEN STARTED TO DECELERATE. I PRESSED ON THE GAS AND NOTICED THAT THE NEEDLE ON MY TACHOMETER WAS RUNNING HIGH INDICATING HIGH RATE OF RPM. I COULD NOT DRIVE FASTER THAN 35 MPH FOR FEAR OF REDLINING AND POSSIBLY DAMAGING THE ENGINE. I WENT BACK HOME AND PARKED MY CAR. LATER WHEN I STARTED MY CAR THE TRACTION CONTROL WARNING LIGHT HAD TURNED OFF AND I WAS ABLE TO DRIVE THE CAR NORMALLY AGAIN. THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS MATTER THAT COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS ACCIDENT IF IT HAD HAPPENED ON A FREEWAY OR ON A MOUNTAIN ROAD. I NO LONGER FEEL SAFE DRIVING THIS CAR, NOT KNOWING WHEN THIS MIGHT OCCUR AGAIN. I WILL BE HAVING THE CAR INSPECTED AT THE DEALERSHIP SINCE IT IS STILL UNDER WARRANTY. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

April 04, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 11417532
Consumer Location: COTATI, CA
VIN: JM1BL1V89c1****

Summary of Complaint

Using my headlamps at night when I break my headlamps begin to flash, as to dim and brighten I took it into the dealership because it was a recall that my Vin number was not part of. They refused to take care of it without a fee. I reported it to Mazda of North America but because the cars older it falls outside of what they would normally do to take care of it. In short, The braking system causes the headlamps to brighten and dim down. I use country Roads, this could become a hazard. Im concerned it could completely go out at some point and leave me in the dark and create an accident

Components: SEAT BELTS SEATS ENGINE

January 31, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11405847
Consumer Location: JONESTOWN, TX
VIN: JM1BL1L37C1****

Summary of Complaint

MOTOR CYLINDER #1 LOW COMPRESSION TOOK IT TO MAZDA THEY COULDNT FIGURE IT OUT AND LESS THAN 20 MILES AFTER THE MOTOR THREW A ROD AT 70,001 MILES TOTAL. CYLINDER 1 WALLS WHERE NOT MADE CORRECTLY

Components: STRUCTURE VISIBILITY/WIPER

October 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11399991
Consumer Location: EAU CLAIRE, WI
VIN: JM1BL1V74C1****

Summary of Complaint

I RECENTLY HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING VISIBILITY ISSUES WITH MY 2012 MAZDA 3 SEDAN. IT STARTED WHEN THE PLASTIC INTERIOR ABOVE THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME "GOOPY" AS IT HEATS UP FROM THE SUN. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO REMOVE AND HAS LEFT BEHIND A SHINY SURFACE THAT REFLECTS ON THE WINDSHIELD IN FRONT OF MY DRIVING PERIPHERAL. I'VE RESEARCHED THIS ISSUE AND HAVE FOUND RECALLS FOR OTHER YEARS OF MAZDA MAKES/MODELS, BUT NOT MINE. THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO AND IT'S BECOMING WORSE MAKING IT SO I CAN BARELY SEE OUT MY FRONT WINDSHILD ON BRIGHT, SUNNY DAYS. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THIS ISSUE CAN BE RESOLVED IN ANYWAY AS IT AFFECTS MY EVERYDAY LIFE AND IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE DANGEROUS TO DRIVE, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE SUN IS AT HIGH NOON. I HAVE ATTACHED SOME PHOTOS TO SHOW HOW THE INTERIOR PANEL HAS BECOME NATURALLY. IT'S CURRENTLY A CLOUDY DAY SO THE GLARE ISSUE IS NOT SHOWCASED AS MUCH. I HAVE TEMPORALLY LAID A TAN CLOTH OVER TO REDUCE SOME OF THE GLARE BECAUSE IT'S LESS SHINNY THAN THE MELTED INTERIOR (WHICH SEEMS TO REDUCE THE GLARE PROBLEM BY 50%). THANK YOU FOR LISTENING AND I HOPE TO HEAR BACK SOON.

Components: STRUCTURE

May 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11394794
Consumer Location: PROVIDENCE FORGE, VA
VIN: JM1BL1L53C1****

Summary of Complaint

THE CLEAR COAT WAS NOT PROPERLY APPLIED DURING MANUFACTURING OF THE VEHICLE LEADING TO EXTENSIVE PAINT LOSS AND CORROSION BEGINNING ON THE ROOF OF THE VEHICLE AND HOOD. EVENTUALLY THE FAILURE OF THE PAINT WILL LEAD TO RUST AND CORROSION OF THE ROOF AND SUPPORT SYSTEM OF THE VEHICLE WHICH CAN CAUSE BODILY HARM IF THE VEHICLE IS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT.

Components: STRUCTURE

July 20, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11387508
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: JM1BL1UG2C1****

Summary of Complaint

ON THE DASHBOARD IN THE CENTER FRONT WINDSHIELD AREA, PART OF THE CAR SEEMS TO HAVE COME DETACHED. THERE IS A LARGE GAP ABOVE THE VENTILATION/RADIO AND IT SEEMS TO CONTINUE PULLING FURTHER AWAY. I AM NOT SURE IF IT IS DIRECTLY AFFECTING THE VENTILATION/AIR SYSTEM BUT I WAS HEARING SOME STRANGE NOISES. IT HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR A WHILE (APPROX. 3+ YEARS) BUT CONTINUES TOO PROGRESSIVELY WORSEN.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

January 05, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11386577
Consumer Location: PASADENA, MD
VIN: JM1BL1L82C1****

Summary of Complaint

HIGH BEAM LIGHTS BLINK/FLASH WHEN BREAKING LOW BEAM LIGHTS DIM WHEN BREAKING INSTRUMENT LIGHTS DIM SLIGHTLY WHEN BREAKING WITH BOTH CONDITIONS MENTIONED

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

December 29, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11385614
Consumer Location: ANDERSON, IN
VIN: JM1BL1V70C1****

Summary of Complaint

HEADLAMPS PULSE DURING BRAKING WHILE DECELERATION

Components: SEATS

November 21, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11375923
Consumer Location: PHOENIX, AZ
VIN: JM1BL1L85C1****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 MAZDA MAZDA3. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE SEATED IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT, THE CONTACT HEARD AN ABNORMAL SOUND AND BECAME AWARE THAT THE SEAT WAS NO LONGER IN LINE WITH THE STEERING WHEEL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO CARDINALEWAY MAZDA - PEORIA (8424 W BELL RD, PEORIA, AZ 85382; (623) 738-0755) WHO STATED THAT THE SEAT TRACK AND ADJUSTER NEEDED TO BE REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED DUE TO THE PARTS BEING ON BACK ORDER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 183,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

May 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11355721
Consumer Location: ELLENTON, FL
VIN: JM1BL1VF3C1****

Summary of Complaint

AIRBAG RED WARNING LIGHT FLASHING IN DASH, MY VIN IS NOT SHOWING AN AIRBAG RECALL AT THIS TIME.

Components: SEATS

September 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11355002
Consumer Location: GREENWOOD, IN
VIN: JM1BL1L73C1****

Summary of Complaint

MY MAZDA3 HAS EXPERIENCED THE SAME MANUAL SEAT LIFTER FAILURE ISSUE AS ADDRESSED IN NHTSA RECALL 17V-082. I WAS INVOLVED IN A REAR END COLLISION ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 WHICH CAUSED ME TO EXPERIENCE WHIPLASH DUE TO THE SEAT BECOMING LOOSE. THE COLLISION CENTER FOUND THE SEAT IS MISSING THE PUSH NUTS AND THE LIFT BRACKET HAS BROKEN AT THE WELDS WHICH IS IDENTICAL DUE TO SAFETY ISSUES STATED IN THE ABOVE RECALL. MAZDA STATES THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE FOR THIS VEHICLE BUT I COULD HAVE BEEN SEVERELY INJURED DUE TO THIS. MY CAR WAS GOING SLOWLY BEFORE I WAS HIT FROM BEHIND WHICH PUSHED THE CAR FORWARD ON A STANDARD CITY STREET IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I WAS GOING LESS THAN 5 MILES PER HOUR.

Components: SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 05, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11354377
Consumer Location: ELIZABETH, NJ
VIN: JM1BL1M65C1****

Summary of Complaint

MY WIFE WAS DRIVING HER VEHICLE AND THE FRONT CV AXLE COMPLETELY SNAPPED IN HALF. STILL NOT SURE WHAT COULD HAVE POSSIBLY OCCURED BEING THERE IS NO ACCIDENT REPORT ON THIS VEHICLE. PERHAPS THE PART WAS CORRODED OR FAULTY.

Components: ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 27, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11351699
Consumer Location: DEER ISLE, ME
VIN: JM1BL1UG1C1****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN I DRIVE DOWN THE ROAD.MY CAR SPEEDS UP AND I DON'T PRESS ON THE EXCILERATOR ANY HARDER. THE CARS IDOL GOES UP AND DOWN WHEN DRIVING AND AT PARK. THIS HAPPENS ON ALL TYPES OF ROAD WAYS. SOMETIMES IT SPEEDS UP ON ME SO FAST I HAVE TO HIT THE BRAKE WHILE DRIVING ON THE ROAD.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 15, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11348747
Consumer Location: ELLENTON, FL
VIN: JM1BL1VF3C1****

Summary of Complaint

AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT FLASHES INTERMITTENTLY, DEALERSHIP SAID MY CAR IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TAKATA AIRBAG RECALL. CAR HAS NEVER BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11342720
Consumer Location: DALY CITY, CA
VIN: JM1BL1L85C1****

Summary of Complaint

SMELL OF FUEL IS VERY NOTICEABLE AFTER FILLING UP THE GAS TANK. FURTHER INVESTIGATION INDICATES THERE IS LEAKING SOMEWHERE NEAR/AROUND THE TANK BUT NOT ON TOP WHERE THE FUEL PUMP IS. IT IS OBSERVED THAT THE LEAK HAPPENS WHEN TANK IS FILLED UP FULL AND MORE SO IF PARKED UPHILL. IF FILLED UP FULL, THE LEAK SEEMS TO STOP IF CAR IS PARKED DOWNHILL. RESEARCH INDICATES SEVERAL OTHER 2012 MAZDA 3 OWNERS HAVE EXPERIENCED THE SAME ISSUE. THIS IS QUITE DANGEROUS. FOR A PART THAT IS NOT MOVING OR WEARING OUT, WHETHER THE TANK OR ATTACHED HOSE, TO BREAK FOR A 7-8 YEAR OLD CAR IS UNACCEPTABLE. THIS CAN CAUSE A FIRE OR EXPLOSION LEADING TO DEATH.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11340319
Consumer Location: LAKELAND, FL
VIN: JM1BL1L33C1****

Summary of Complaint

DASHBOARD IS LIFTING AND ITS SUPPOSE TO BE COVERED UNDER WARRANTY FOR REPLACEMENT PER MAZDA. BUT MAZDA DEALERS DECLINE TO FIX IT UNDER WARRANTY CLAIMING THE 10 YEARS ARE UP. THIS IS A LIE. THE VEHICLE IS A 2012. ITS 2020.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

February 05, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11309640
Consumer Location: VISALIA, CA
VIN: JM1BL1V85C1****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING I HAD NOTICED THAT EVERY TIME I CAME TO A STOP LIGHT OR A STOP SIGN OR TO EVEN SLOW DOWN BY RELEASING MY FOOT OF THE ACCELERATOR, MY HEADLIGHTS WOULD START TO FLASH. I STARTED TO DIN INTO THE PROBLEM BY DOING RESEARCH ONLINE TO SEE IF IT WAS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH MY VEHICLES MAKE AND MODEL. UPON READING MORE AND MORE INFORMATION I FOUND ON THE ISSUE I WAS HAVING WITH MY CAR. IT ALL SEEMED TO BE LINKED TO AN ALTERNATOR ISSUE THAT MAZDA KNEW ABOUT RELEASED A RECALL ON IT THEN TOOK THE RECALL AWAY. MY CAR IS HAVING THE ISSUE FOR THE RECALL THEY TOOK AWAY. IT POSES A DANGER AND A RISK WHILE DRIVING. IT CAUSES A DISTRACTION TO THE ON COMING TRAFFIC AS WELL AS DISTRACTS THE DRIVER IN FRONT OF YOU. I HAVE HAD CARS BREAK HARD IN FRONT OF ME THINKING I WAS SIGNALING THEM FOR WHATEVER REASON. ONE EARLY MORNING I HAD BEEN DRIVING TO WORK ON THE FREEWAY AND MY WHOLE CAR SEEMED TO HAVE SHUT OFF AND AS SOON AS IT WENT OFF IT CAME BACK ON.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

February 14, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11309258
Consumer Location: HOUSTON, TX
VIN: JM1BL1UF4C1****

Summary of Complaint

I APPLIED THE BRAKES, AND THE CAR KEPT MOVING FORWARD EVEN THOUGH I WAS PRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL. I PULLED THE EMERGENCY BRAKE BUT THAT DIDN'T STOP THE CAR FROM MOVING FORWARD AND HITTING THE BACK OF THE TRUCK IN FRONT OF ME. I WAS ON A HIGHWAY.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

October 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11301866
Consumer Location: DECATUR, GA
VIN: JM1BL1V7XC1****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING AT NIGHT WHEN YOU BRAKE THE HEADLIGHTS DIM SIGNIFICANTLY AND FLICKER UNTIL YOU GO BACK TO THE GAS OR STOP. I NOTICED THIS WHEN I DROVE THE CAR I BOUGHT FOR MY DAUGHTER ONE NIGHT IN OCTOBER 2019.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 04, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11300829
Consumer Location: FLORENCE, KY
VIN: JM1BL1M52C1****

Summary of Complaint

GAS LEAKING FROM BACK OF FUEL TANK AFTER FILLING IT UP. IT I ONLY FILL UP HALF WAY NO LEAK

Components: STEERING

December 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11289403
Consumer Location: POST FALLS, ID
VIN: JM1BL1UF0C1****

Summary of Complaint

POWER STEERING LIGHT CAME ON, STEERING BECAME IMPOSSIBLE AT FIRST, CHECKED FLUID, AND LINES, ALL WAS OK, THEN STEERING WHEEL LOCKED UP, COULD NOT DRIVE ANYMORE. CAR WAS IN MOTION WHEN IT ALL STARTED, ON A PUBLIC ROAD.

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 26, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11288590
Consumer Location: ARLINGTON, TX
VIN: JM1BL1V79C1****

Summary of Complaint

A HOT AND HUMID NIGHT WAITING IN LINE AT A DRIVE THROUGH WITH A SLIGHT UP HILL SLOPE, THE TRANSMISSION DID NOT ENGAGE FROM NEUTRAL TO DRIVE. AFTER SHIFTING FROM PARK TO DRIVE IT WENT INTO 3RD GEAR WITH AND ENGINE LIGHT, HAZ ROAD AND AT LIGHT. PO751 01/02, PO780 02/02 CODES. TRANSMISSION SHOP STATED: TRANSMISSION SOLENOIDS BAD AND SMELL OF BURNT FLUID. FLUID WAS BROWN, CAR WAS ONE OWNER 233K ..POSSIBLE FLOOD DAMAGED FROM 4 MO EARLIER.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11281618
Consumer Location: SLATINGTON, PA
VIN: JM1BL1L86C1****

Summary of Complaint

HEADLIGHTS FLICKER WHEN BRAKING CAUSING DIMINISHED VISIBILITY AT NIGHT. THIS IS A KNOW PROBLEM AND SAFETY HAZARD. KNOWN ENOUGH TO HAVE A SERVICE BULLITEN. THIS IS A FACTORY DEFECT CAUSING SAFETY ISSUES THAT MAZDA WANTS CUSTOMERS TO PAY FOR IN ORDER TO BE FIXED. THIS SHOULD BE A RECALL AS IT IS A SAFETY HAZARD

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 13, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11280199
Consumer Location: WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
VIN: JM1BL1V74C1****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR IS AUTOMATIC, AND I HAD PULLED INTO A PARKING LOT OFF THE STREET IN FRONT OF A STORE, AND WAS TURNING RIGHT INTO THE PARKING SPOT, AND WAS PUTTING ON THE BRAKE, THE CAR SURGED, AND WENT FORWARD, STILL AS I AM PRESSING ON THE BREAK, AND WENT THROUGH A STORE WINDOW. THEN ONCE IT STOPPED INSIDE THE STORE I PUT IT IN PARK, AND STARTED TO TAKE MY FOOT OFF THE BREAK, AND IT STARTED TO MOVE FORWARD, SO I PUT ON THE BREAK AGAIN. THEN TRIED IT AGAIN, TAKING MY FOOT OFF THE BRAKE, AND IT MOVED AGAIN A BIT, AND STOPPED. SO I TURNED OFF THE CAR.

Components: SEATS

August 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11270664
Consumer Location: JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
VIN: JM1BL1W82C1****

Summary of Complaint

THE FRONT DRIVER SEAT NOW WOBBLES BACKWARD. THE SEAT IS NOT SECURELY IN PLACE, WHICH IS VERY UNSAFE. THE SAME MODEL VEHICLE HAD A RECALL FOR THE 2010-2011 VERSIONS FOR THE SAME ISSUE. THE FOLLOWING LINK SHOWS THAT OTHER 2012 MAZDA 3 OWNERS ARE EXPERIENCING THE SAME ISSUES HTTP://WWW.CARPROBLEMZOO.COM/MAZDA/MAZDA3/SEATS-PROBLEMS.PHP I HAVE EMAILED MAZDA TODAY ABOUT THE ISSUE AND ARE AWAITING THEIR REPLY, BUT I THINK THIS NEEDS TO BE LOOKED INTO. THE VEHICLE IS CURRENTLY IN THE SHOP FOR A TRANSMISSION ISSUE AT THE MOMENT, IF NEEDED I CAN HAVE THE SHOP TAKE PHOTOS.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11258163
Consumer Location: TEMECULA, CA
VIN: JM1BL1VG7C1****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 MAZDA 3. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WAS POPPING OUT OF THE DISPLAY PANELING. THE FAILURE HINDERED THE VISIBILITY OF THE SPEEDOMETER, FUEL GAUGE, AND OIL LEVELS. JOHN HINE TEMECULA MAZDA (42050 DLR DR, TEMECULA, CA 92591, (951) 553-2000) STATED THAT THERE WERE NO RECALLS ON THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 62,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

April 08, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11256641
Consumer Location: DELRAN, NJ
VIN: JM1BL1V86C1****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN THE VEHICLE SLOWS DOWN OR I HIT THE BRAKES, THE HEADLIGHTS AND INTERIOR LIGHTS FLICKER.

Components: STRUCTURE WHEELS

July 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11245193
Consumer Location: NAPLES, FL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 MAZDA 3. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE REAR CAMBER WAS SET AT A NEGATIVE ANGLE, WHICH MADE THE REAR TIRES WEAR OUT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT ONLY THE INSIDE OF THE REAR TIRES MADE CONTACT WITH THE ROAD AND THE DESIGN WAS SET UP FOR RACING RATHER THAN NORMAL DRIVING. AN UNKNOWN DEALER STATED THAT NOTHING COULD BE DONE ABOUT THE DESIGN. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CALLED AND THE CONTACT WAS SUPPOSED TO CALL THEM BACK WITH THE VIN. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 15,000. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 15, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11228972
Consumer Location: ATLANTA, GA
VIN: JM1BL1M71C1****

Summary of Complaint

AT 41K MILES HAD TO HAVE THE SHIFTER ASSEMBLY REPLACED BECAUSE THE TIPTRONIC FAILED TO CHANGE GEARS WHEN USING THE "MANUAL" MODE. AT 64K MILES, EXPERIENCING THE SAME ISSUE (APPROX 3 YEARS AFTER INITIAL REPAIR).

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11228976
Consumer Location: ATLANTA, GA
VIN: JM1BL1M71C1****

Summary of Complaint

THE SHIFTER ASSEMBLY (TIPTRONIC) FAILS TO CHANGE GEARS WHEN USING THE "MANUAL" MODE. VEHICLE HAS 64K MILES. VEHICLE WAS SERVICED FOR SAME ISSUE 3 YEARS PRIOR.

Components: SEATS

June 17, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11221342
Consumer Location: WEST CHESTER, PA
VIN: JM1BL1M89C1****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVERS SEAT SNAPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF DRIVING AND CHAIR FELL BACKWARDS. I SEE A SIMILAR RECALL WAS ISSUED FOR THE SAME PROBLEM IN 2011 MAZDA 3 MODELS. I AM CONCERNED A PART USED IN 2011 WAS USED FOR THIS 2012 CAR. THE ELECTRONIC BASE OF THE CHAIR WORKS, BUT THE SEAT WILL NEED TO BE REPAIRED.

Components: POWER TRAIN

January 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11210466
Consumer Location: PORTLAND, OR
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 MAZDA 3. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE TRANSMISSION SKIPPED GEARS AND THE RPMS ACCELERATED WITHOUT WARNING. IN ADDITION, THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE FAILURES OCCURRED INTERMITTENTLY. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC CHANGED THE OIL AND DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPAIRED. THE TRANSMISSION HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 95,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

May 16, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11209906
Consumer Location: WAMEGO, KS
VIN: JM1BL1W75C1****

Summary of Complaint

HIGH BEAM LIGHTS BLINK/FLASH WHEN BREAKING LOW BEAM LIGHTS DIM WHEN BREAKING INSTRUMENT LIGHTS DIM SLIGHTLY WHEN BREAKING WITH BOTH CONDITIONS MENTIONED. ALSO I HAD THE ALTEERNATOR CHECKED AND IT IS WORKING LIKE IT SHOULD. I FOUND OTHER PEOPLE HAVE HAD SAME PROBLEM WITH SAME YEAR MAKE AND MODEL. I AM 2ND OWNER THE PERSON WHO BOUGHT IT NEW DIDNT DRIVE IT MUCH AND DIDNT DRIVE IT AT NIGHT SO THEY NEVER KNEW IT HAD ISSUES. THE PEOPLE WITH THE ISSUES WAS ABLE TO GET IT FIXED FREE SINCE THEY BOUGHT IT NEW AND HAD THE ISSUE HAPPEN TO THEM. SEAMS THERE WOULD OF BEEN A RECALL OUT TO HAVE THIS FIXED AND MOST DEALERS KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. BUT NOT THE ONE I TOOK MY CAR TO SINCE IT IS A NEWER DEALER.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

May 16, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11208455
Consumer Location: WAMEGO, KS
VIN: JM1BL1W75C1****

Summary of Complaint

HIGH BEAM LIGHTS BLINK/FLASH WHEN BREAKING LOW BEAM LIGHTS DIM WHEN BREAKING INSTRUMENT LIGHTS DIM SLIGHTLY WHEN BREAKING WITH BOTH CONDITIONS MENTIONED

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

April 23, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11206154
Consumer Location: COOL, CA
VIN: JM1BL1L86C1****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN DRIVING AT NIGHT WITH THE LIGHTS ON AND PUTTING ON BRAKES OR SLOWING DOWN, HEADLIGHTS AND TAILLIGHTS FLICKER AND DIM NOTICEABLY

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

April 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11204455
Consumer Location: ELLIJAY, GA
VIN: JM1BL1W81C1****

Summary of Complaint

UPON DOWNSHIFTING OR BRAKING FROM NORMAL DRIVING SPEED THE 2012 MAZDA3 I HEADLIGHTS FLICKER LIKE A STROBE LIGHT CREATING DISTRACTION FOR BOTH THE DRIVER AND OTHER DRIVERS. MAZDA HAS NO RECALLS ON A SOFTWARE UPDATE FOR PDM TO EASILY CORRECT THE PROBLEM. THIS IS ONLY OCCURRING ON SKYACTIVE MODELS

Components: STEERING

March 08, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11202950
Consumer Location: SOUTH EUCLID, OH
VIN: JM1BL1V85C1****

Summary of Complaint

STEERING GETS REALLY STIFF WHEN STATIONARY AND WHEN SPEED IS LESS THAN 5MPH.

MAZDA MAZDA3 Sold

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