What's Wrong with the CX-3?

There are 8 complaints over 1 CX-3 model years. These can be broken down into 1 generations with their collective PainRank™. The higher the score, the faster you should run away.

Generation Breakdown

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Gen Years Score Problems Recalls Inv. TSBs
1 2016—2016 4.1 8 2 0 26

Recent CX-3 News

Mazda Hatches, Falling Down

Heads up, Mazda owners! The automaker just announced a recall of 2.2 million vehicles with rear hatches that can come crashing down.

Mazda says the vehicles don’t have enough of a corrosion protective coating on the ends of the external cylinders of the rear hatch gas lift supports. Without enough corrosion protection, the dampers can be affected by water containing road salt and cause the dampers to break.

The scary part is those hatch supports can give out quickly. On the plus side, it turns something boring like taking the groceries out of the trunk into an “exciting” game of chance.

Loose Nuts and Bolts Can Cause a Complete Loss of Steering in 578 Vehicles

Mazda is issuing a small recall for a big problem.

[Mazda] says the front strut and steering knuckle can separate and cause what Mazda calls a “significant loss of steering control and increased risk of a crash.

Calling it a “significant loss of steering” is interesting. If your car doesn’t start, would Mazda call that a “substantial lack of combustion”?

Semantics aside, the good news here is the issue only affects 578 cars. Unless you’re one of those 578, in which case I doubt you’d call this good news at all.