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Mazda CX-3 DK

Mazda CX-3 DK (2015-2020) Questions & Answers

Also referred to as: Mazda CX-3 DK 2019 and Mazda CX-3 DK 2021. Akari, Maxx, sTouring, etc...
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14 questions from our users

John H.

John H.asked

aircon not give cold air

3 answers
maryfrancis3
maryfrancis3

Hi John. You need to contact your Mazda dealer. It is a known fault in the condenser of the A/C. It is only in some models of the CX3. They will fix the issue free of charge, even if the car is no longer under warranty.
I had mine done a couple of months ago. My car was out of warranty. Did not cost me a cent.

John H.
John H.

Hi MaryFrancis, Thank you for this. The car is actually my daughter's and I have passed on your advice which she will use as soon as the Mazda dealer is back
Kind Regards
John Haydon

dclayw
dclayw

Hi maryfrancis3, Appears to be the same problem with my 2016 CX3. I had end of warranty check done in late Sept this year, warranty expired late Nov, and now I have no A/C as of last week.

As my car is now out of warranty there could be an issue getting this known problem fixed at no cost. Would you be able to provide any more details that might help with getting Mazda to fix this issue under warranty, e.g. which dealer, how long out of warranty was your car etc. Can perhaps use your experience as a precedent.


Rod

Rodasked

CX-3 DK Akari

My steering wheel is showing signs of extreme wear.Car always garaged out of the sun. Same problem on my daughters out of warranty Mazda3: Poor quality.

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James

Jamesasked

CX-3 DK Maxx AWD, 2.0L Petrol, Automatic

Hi
When I drive up the hill, my cx3 don't have enough power to go up, I have to step on the accelerator down to the floor. The front left shock absorbers makes noise when I turn the steering wheel. When I start the engine, it doesn't start straight away. It starts within 4 second. I have an accident last month and I didnt see the car infront all of a sudden stoped because it was raining, I hit the breaks too late and bang the back of the other car. My auto breaks didn't apply. Why?
Normally it will apply when it rains and I break too late.
Does my cx3 have a defect auto breaking system?

1 answer
maryfrancis3
maryfrancis3

I also have the noise from the front of my car when I turn the steering wheel. Not happy with this car. Also, the aircon stopped working. It turns out that the some models of our car, there is A KNOWN ISSUE and Mazda fixed my car under warranty, even though it has run out. Good luck sorting your issues :)


Bruno Pignone

Bruno Pignoneasked

My cx3 2015 Akira has burn marks in the warning light panel and the dash surround has come away from the cluster is anyone else seeing thus problem?

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Kellee

Kelleeasked

CX-3 DK Akari

My istop is intermittently working, it flashes orange with warning sign. At the same time my aircon seems to be making a different sound and the flow is not as strong as it is normally. Sometimes if you turn the aircon off the istop works. Can you enlighten me as to what you think the issue is and is it an expensive fix.

1 answer
Brad
Brad

istop problem is the battery failing... aircon could be condenser, compressor or pressure valves....all which we have had fail! $$$$$


Manda O.

Manda O.asked

Should Mazda be responsible for a manufacturing fault? Headlights full of condensation. From the first year we bought CX3. 2016.
It's coming to the end of warranty and been reported 3 times now.
Also aircon is currently being repaired with new parts, and the boot is also being repaired as it leaks water.
Not happy with this vehicle and ready to get rid.

2 answers
E H
E H

They should. mine start condensation after the warranty finished..not happy. Fight for your right!

maryfrancis3
maryfrancis3

It turns out that there is a known issue with the aircon losing gas. Mazda have fixed my aircon under warranty, even though my warranty has expired.


John D

John Dasked

Does Anybody find the Cx3 stouring harsh in the suspension? I find it back breaking unless your on perfect road, which there aren’t many.

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Zoral

Zoralasked

Mazda CX3 2015 owner please reply. I have bought brand new Cx3 in 2015. When going up hill especially between 60-80km it revs so noisily like it’s struggling to change from gears. Mazda checked it out and said “it’s designed to be like that and make that noise “ yet the other newer CX3 don’t make that noise because they’ve been improved. They don’t have another 2015 CX3 model for me to drive and compare so I’m just supposed to take their word for it and be happy with it but I’m miserable and hate it..and I spent $32000 onn this car with updates

1 answer
Jodagal
Jodagal

I have had the same. Thank you for message. I will ask again as I feel it's not supposed to but don't know what to compare with other than previous cars.


CX32017black

CX32017blackasked

I ran up the gutter by accident in my cx3 2017 model I just bought it brand new it’s literally the first thing to happen too it and now there’s like a humming sound coming from my car on the passenger side do you know what it could be?

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Inimitable

Inimitableasked

Hi has any one else in Western Australia that the live traffic updates and weather at destination isn’t available to us! ??
When I asked Wanneroo Mazda how to work it they told me I can’t access it because of the government and that he was over in Melbourne the other week and that it was awesome using that feature ?!! I was like why isn’t it available in only Western Australia ?? I honestly don’t under stand !
I have a demo Mazda 3 2017 maxx

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Steve

Steveasked

Engine light keeps on lighting up and engine shudders while driving. Also making loud electrical clicking sound from radiator area- Rockingham mazda don't seem to know or care about problem. Why is warning light on and car shuddering?

3 answers
Dvdlsl
Dvdlsl

I too have a problem with an engine shudder that comes and goes intermittently - seems to be when on a slight uphill incline. Have reported it twice to the dealer and they are unable to replicate (or fix) the problem.
My theory is dirty fuel - the car is an ex demo diesel - maybe someone put unleaded in it before I got it?
Does this sound familiar to anyone else?

Inimitable
Inimitable

I too am having a similar problem and was told by Wanneroo Mazda I could go and start any of the new Mazda’s in the yard and they would start the same !! I didn’t really believe him especially as I took a Mazda 2 for a curtosey car that was skyactive as well it started like a dream !!
Has anyone else been told that Western Australian customers don’t have access to the live traffic update and weather on arrival because of the “government “ I really don’t understand that !!

Steve
Steve

What a joke they are! they replaced engine but not ecu or any other electrics- problem started again a week later- they took the car back for 3days and couldn't fix it - wanted it back again after the weekend... I traded it for an Audi TT quatro and am very happy now.
don't by a CX-3! its a waste of friggin time and money (WAFTAM)


TJ13

TJ13asked

Anyone having a problem with their CX3's AC?

Mine just stopped blowing cold air and two visits to the Mazda Centre did not fix the problem.

Quick Google reveals it is a common problem among CX3s overseas.

8 answers
Born to shop
Born to shop

My CX-3 Is 18 months old haven’t had any problems to date. Don’t forget there are good Dealers & bad Dealers. You could try another Dealer & see what happens - have your Spoken with Mazda Australia Head Office ?

TJ13
TJ13

This is my first and only problem with my much loved CX3.

Yes, I already emailed the main office.

jw
jw

Hi my cx3 is 2 years old and has no issues at all i can not help with this im sorry to hear of your problems


Wonder girl

Wonder girlasked

I have bought mazda cx-3 d sport in last nov in 2016. I am satisfied with that but few things that make me annoyed. First of all, often i can't down my car because my car is keyless so i had to push the botton to sit down my car but it didnt work so often. I was in panic and i press the button more than 10times and there is a odd smells from my bonnet. In the end i have to drive my car back anf front few times and then i could turn the power off and second the thermometer in the car is sometimes not working. The temperature is 40 outside but my car says it's only 19degree for a long time. Can you please tell me what should i do for my car?

1 answer
Al W.
Al W.

Hi Wonder Girl

I've haven't experienced any of these problems.

The only thing that you can do is to talk to your Mazda dealer and I'm sure they will be able to assist.

regards
Alan


mick

mickasked

My CX-3 has a lose fitting antenna...I'm told by Mazda sales that this is normal ? Can other owners confirm this ?

2 answers
Andrew V
Andrew V

You're Talking about the antenna finn? I checked mine and to my surprise there is a small amount of movement.

Garry L
Garry L

Yes I did check it and its not exactly the tightest mount, had some small movement but their are no signs of water leakage so it must be ok.
But then it could be a future problem like with the Mazda 3 and bad paint work around the hatch and boot which caused rust but not detected for 4 years and a major recall.


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