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Mazda3 Dashboard and Instrumentation Questions



  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 10,633
    Did it crack where the light sensor fits?


    If so, it is a known fault on MZ3s of that age. The piece that cracks has been superceded by a new reinforced part that supposedly fixes the problem for good.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport / 2014 M235i / 1999 Wrangler / 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2016 i3 REX/2009 Cooper Clubman Son's: 2009 328i

  • gneffgneff Posts: 3
    Thats exactly where it cracked!
  • gneffgneff Posts: 3
    The dealer said he's been seeing it on 2006 models too. I live in Phoenix so the heat may play a part. A friend in southern CA bought one a month after I bought mine and hers is still okay. The dealer said that if it had happened during the warranty period they'd fix it. Unfortunately my car has passed that up and the extended warranty I purchased doesn't cover it.
  • jayv1jayv1 Posts: 1
    our 2007 mazda3 freguently sounds 2 beeps while driving, no lights or any other warnings,
    Any ideas, it is not mentioned in the manual
  • hunter41hunter41 Posts: 3
    i just bought a 2006 mazda 3 sp and every time i do a u-turn a light comes up on the's a steering wheel with an exclamation mark next to it..anyone have any idea's what it means?
  • missyc1missyc1 Posts: 17
    It's sounds like your tire pressure light or the traction control light?. :confuse:
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    i just bought a 2006 mazda 3 sp and every time i do a u-turn a light comes up on the's a steering wheel with an exclamation mark next to it..

    That is the power steering warning light. You may have an issue with the electric power steering motor, low power steering fluid or a low charge on your battery. You need to bring it to a dealer and have them diagnose it.
  • corbittcorbitt Posts: 1
    Gneff Cracked dash
    I bought a 06 mazda3 hatchback on sat.
    Today (wed) the dash cracked in the middle above the vents for NO REASON
    can't believe it.
    there were 2 screws missing in right wheel well liner where it attaches to bumper.
    Had to BUY from dealer..installed screws , next day new noise from right side
    today dash cracked all the way from the vents to the window...crap!!!!
    I've owned an acura for over 200,000 miles cracks...this sucks.
    should start a campaign to make mazda fix...recall...recalll...RECALL.
    Is mazda removing well screws to ease tension???I don't get it.
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    Maybe you are beyond the mileage limit, but I think the '06 had a 4 year bumper to bumper warranty.
  • hunter41hunter41 Posts: 3
    thanks..i took it to a dealer and they are going to fix it undre warranty..was the power steer pump..cheers
  • hunter41hunter41 Posts: 3
    is the air bag light the red coloured "person with a circle in front of them"?

  • ahightowerahightower TXPosts: 539
    Yes, that means the car has detected that the seat is occupied but the weight is too low so the airbag has been disabled. Could be a small person, say below 80 lbs, or a briefcase or other item on the seat.
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 801
    A little late probably, but just thought I'd confirm-

    '06 and before- 4yrs/50k miles powertrain & bumper-to-bumper
    '07-'09- 5yrs/60k miles powertrain & 3yrs/36k miles bumper-to-bumper
    2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E Platinum, 2012 Mazda CX-9 GT
  • ntcn22ntcn22 Posts: 1
    I got a new "used" dashboard from a junk yard to have mine replaced because it was not working properly but it appears that the new "used" one does not work with the same ignition keys? Something about the locking system having to be reprogrammed or something?
    Has anyone replaced their dashboard? What can be done on my end without having to spend a great deal of money on taking it to the dealer?
  • Cracked Dash!
    I just noticed that my dash is cracked on my 06' Mazda 3 hatchback too. I'm so mad. My husbands 20 year old piece of junk trunk doesn't even have a cracked dash.
    The crack is right in the middle of the dash , on either side of the sensor.
    Want to see who else has this issue.
    Soooo mad!
  • Yep, that's exactly wher mine cracked.
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