Autoblog reports: Mazda3 may be vulnerable to break-ins. Yeah, this story is a few days old, but considering Mazda's been sitting on this since October 2006, we think it's worth mentioning. Again and again.
The deal: a swift boot to the door of a Mazda 3 and pop goes the lock. It works on the passenger door -- so someone who often drives alone (and doesn't look at the passenger door) might just end up on the road wondering where their iPod is.
How come the alarm doesn't go off? Does the kick disable that, too? Anyone have any thoughts on what Mazda should do about this in terms of current owners? Anything? We think Mazda should come clean and replace the part that's getting smashed and allowing the locks to open. For every owner. Otherwise there's going to be a lot of folks (young'uns, too, we bet) who are never going to buy a Mazda product again.
That's a snap of the 2004 (gasp!) Mazda3. Yeah, we're too friggin' lazy to get a new pic. We're pretty sure it hasn't changed much.