2008 Mazda MAZDA3 Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2008 Mazda MAZDA3 Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1095289
 Internal NHTSA #10618942
 ManufacurerMazda Motor Corp.
 Model Year2008
 File date03/08/14
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemComplete engine failure on well maintained mazda 3i at 75000 miles. Traveling on freeway in slowest lane of traffic, first heard a clicking noise and engine light went on. Car seemed to be losing power. Called aaa roadside help, who checked the car and determined it was ok and could be driven home, about 10 miles away. Proceeded to drive home, 5 miles into trip began losing power, clicking noise returned so i pulled over to shoulder as car completely lost power, engine overheated. Prognosis: timing chain broke, engine overheated and this car is a total loss. Finding now there are thousands of consumers that have experienced this issue with mazda engines. This company is a fraud, and people's lives are in danger as the result. Never again will i have anything to do with mazda cars.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure75057
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateSAN MARCOS, CA
VIN pattern JM1BK32G481XXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase29/03/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders4
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 Vehicle speed50
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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