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    Mazda3 Rust recall

    Ive heard that Mazda is prepping for huge rust recall on older mazdas ('00-09). My source said its going to be a huge recall but didnt give details on what it was for/what it covered. He said that dealers are already training their techs on the requirements for the recall. potentially relating to the quarter panel rust all mazdas suffered?

    any Mazda techs/people with dealership connections want to confirm this? Or if you have EMDCS access?

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    I'd be extremely surprised if they recalled 10 year old cars for rust

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2.0_Mazda View Post
    I'd be extremely surprised if they recalled 10 year old cars for rust
    Don't be surprised.
    Nissan recalled Pathfinders and QX4's for rust, for the years 1996-2004. Mine was one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzman12 View Post
    Don't be surprised.
    Nissan recalled Pathfinders and QX4's for rust, for the years 1996-2004. Mine was one of them.
    Toyota recalled a ton of trucks for frame rust as well, going back to 1995. They were putting new frames in 20+ year old trucks!

    The guy couldve been lying but it would be a very strange thing to lie about.

    Was hoping there was a mazda tech here that lives in the rust belt that can confirm. My 3 could use some new metal and a factory paint job

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    Heck, my son's 2017 Mazda 3 has rust issues now...

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    There are a ton of rusty Mazda 3's up here. some of them are incredibly bad. They don't look safe.
    In fact, you'd be hard pressed to see a rust free Mazda 3 older than about 6 years up here.

    Protege's are/were even worse. I haven't seen one of those around for quite a while. They rusted really badly. They are probably all in the junkyard by now.

    As for Toyota's, 4 runners from the early 2000's seemed to rust really bad. I've seen one or two of them around here with huge holes, and those chrome bumpers completely rotted off.

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