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Mazda 3, 6, CX-5 recalled

Mazda Australia has issued a recall for 35,476 diesel versions of its Mazda 3, Mazda 6 and CX-5 model lines over concerns build-up of carbon deposits could cause premature wear of certain engine components. According to the Japanese brand, "The affected vehicles may accumulate carbon deposits in the intake shutter valve"...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Mazda 3 TCR racer revealed

Mazda has finally given the 3 hatchback a turbo engine, a more aggressive body, and a track-ready suspension – but it's reserved for TCR racers only. Boo! That's right, the latest 3 has been given a racy makeover for the fast-growing TCR race series, meaning we could see Mazda's compact hatch rubbing panels with race versions of the Hyundai i30, Audi RS3, Honda Civic Type R, Renault Megane, Peugeot 308, Volkswagen Golf and Alfa Romeo Giulietta...

2019 Mazda 3 recalled again

Mazda Australia has issued yet another recall for the new-generation 2019 model-year 'BP' Mazda 3 small car, this time for faulty rear-view mirror glass in entry-level 'Pure' models. According to the Japanese manufacturer "the interior rear-view mirror glass may detach from the mirror housing" due to a "manufacturing error"...

2018-19 Mazda CX-5, Mazda 6 & 2019 Mazda 3 recalled

Mazda Australia has recalled the 2018-19 CX-5 and Mazda 6, and the 2019 Mazda 3, over concerns about the powertrain control module. According to the company, the software controlling the cylinder deactivation function mightn't operate correctly, and could make an intake valve rocker arm move out of position, putting it at risk of making contact with 'other internal engine parts'...

2019 Mazda 3 recalled

The 2019 Mazda 3 has been recalled over concerns about the wheel studs. According to the company, the wheel studs may not have been fully seated during manufacture, leaving a small gap between the studs and hub assembly. Continued use could make the nuts come loose, or knock and clunk. Mazda says the stability of the car could be affected, increasing the risk of accident...

2019 Mazda 3 recalled

The new 'BP' Mazda 3 has been recalled over an issue with its seat belt and front passenger indicator lamps. According to Mazda, the seatbelt indicator and front passenger airbag deactivation lamps mightn't work correctly. The former could turn off when the seatbelts aren't fastened, the latter may turn off when the passenger airbag isn't active...

ANCAP: Mazda 3, Evoque, RAV4, Touareg, UX get 5 star ratings

Independent crash testing firm, ANCAP, has released its latest round of safety scores this week, with several new models getting the full five stars. Among these were the Lexus UX, Mazda 3, Range Rover Evoque, Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Touareg...

2019 Mazda 3 sedan pricing and specs

The new-generation Mazda 3 sedan has hit Australian showrooms, priced from the same $24,990 entry point as its hatchback twin. Apart from the obvious design differences, the sedan-bodied 3 gets a much larger 444-litre boot (the hatch offers 295L), which is also up 34L on the previous-generation sedan...

Mazda 3 turbo hot hatch percolating

The odds of a turbocharged Mazda 3 hot hatch returning to the fold in the near future remain long, but the company’s over-performing Australian division strongly supports the cause. Given the new generation Mazda 3 hatch is unashamedly a design-led model, sacrificing interior space to give you a coupe-like look and feel, a reborn MPS-type offer seems an obvious addition...

CarAdvice podcast 152: Taking a ride in the 2019 Mazda 3 hatch

This week Mandy Turner is in Sydney with Curt Dupriez and Sam Purcell for the hatchback mega test! A bonus podcast is available below this article or on your podcast apps. In car news, the Honda Civic Type R has broken a Bathurst record, 2019 Toyota RAV4 pricing and specs have been released, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have been introduced by Toyota in Australia, and Lamborghini has restored the Muira from The Italian Job...