What Does the MAZDA3 Check Engine Light Mean?

2019 Mazda3

If you notice the Mazda3 check engine light comes on as you’re driving around Coral Gables, you’re probably wondering what’s wrong with your car. While a Mazda check engine light is nothing to ignore, it doesn’t necessarily mean there’s something seriously wrong with your vehicle. Learn more about the Mazda3 check engine light, Skyactiv®-G engine problems, what causes Mazda3 Skyactiv®-G engine noise, how to understand Skyactiv® Technology, and more with us at the Brickell Mazda service center. We can help answer your questions and get your vehicle back on Brickell roads in no time.

Reasons for the MAZDA3 Check Engine Light

There are a number of reasons the Mazda check engine light may come on, most of them are not serious. It’s important you check into the causes on the list below. If the issue seems to be something else, contact our service team and bring your vehicle in. Our technicians will take a look for you.

  • Empty or very low fuel tank
  • Gas cap is not fully tightened
  • Spark plugs or cables may need to be changed
  • Thermostat may need to be replaced or low coolant
  • Emission problems
  • Electrical problems

What is Causing That MAZDA3 Engine Noise?

A loud noise, especially at start up on a cold winter day, is actually normal and not an indication of a Skyactiv®-G engine problem. That noise is caused by a specific Skyactiv® Technology feature called the “Accelerated Warmup System”. This system uses an advanced combustion process to speed up the warming up period of an engine on a cold day. After about 30 seconds, the noise should cease. Notice a different noise coming out of your Mazda3 Skyactiv®-G engine? If you hear a noise that has never occurred before, you may need to have your vehicle checked out by the professionals.

Schedule Service at Brickell Mazda Today!

If you notice your Mazda3 check engine light going off, or if it’s simply time for a regular service appointment, bring your vehicle into the Brickell Mazda service center. Our technicians are experts at Skyactiv® Technology and can quickly troubleshoot a Mazda check engine light as well as keep your model in top shape. In the meantime, check out our available service specials to help you save on the services your model needs. Have questions about the Mazda3 trim levels, want to learn who makes Mazda, or looking to compare models such as the Mazda CX-5 vs. Toyota RAV4? Contact us today!

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