Check Add Brake Fluid Mazda 3 2013-2018

Check/Add Brake Fluid Mazda 3 2013-2018

Is there a low brake fluid light displayed on your Mazda 3 dashboard? Learn how to fix the problem by adding brake fluid to your vehicle. This guide is a step-by-step procedure for checking and adding brake fluid on a 2013-2018 Mazda 3 3rd Gen.

What you will need

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  • Brake Fluid (DOT 3)


  1. Unlock the vehicle and pull the hood release under the dashboard.Pulling the hood release to pop out the hood.
  2. Locate the hood latch at the front and slide the tab to the right to unlock it.Sliding the tab to unlock the hood latch.
  3. Pull the hood up and set the hood rod to hold the hood open.Setting the hood strut to hold the hood.
  4. Locate the brake fluid reservoir on the driver’s side of the engine compartment near the firewall.Brake Fluid Reservoir of the 2016 Mazda 3.
  5. Check the fluid level by lighting the reservoir and have a clearer vision of the fluid level.The min and max indicator on the brake fluid reservoir.
    Checking the brake fluid level.

  6. Clean the area around the cap with a clean cloth first. Next, twist the cap counterclockwise to open the reservoir.Opening the brake fluid reservoir.
  7. Pour the brake fluid into the reservoir. Make sure to use unopened or freshly sealed brake fluid to prevent moisture and air on the brakes. Do not fill past the MAXIMUM line.
  8. Place the cap back into the reservoir and twist it clockwise to close the reservoir.Closing the brake fluid reservoir.

We hope you find the Check/Add Brake Fluid Mazda 3 2013-2018 guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Mazda 3.


  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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