TSB: 09-015/06 2004-2006 MAZDA3 - 4-DOOR SEDAN - SQUEAKING NOISE FROM REAR OF VEHICLE WHILE DRIVING APPLICABLE MODEL(S)/VINS 2004-2006 Mazda3 4-door Sedan vehicles with VINs lower than JM1BK**** ** 498597 (produced before March 2, 2006) DESCRIPTION Some 4-door Sedan vehicles may exhibit a squeaking noise from around the rear package tray while driving. Due to the torsional movement of vehicle body while driving, the front package member makes contact with the package junction panel, resulting in a squeaking noise. As a mass-production change, a spot weld has been added to the area of concern. Customers having this concern should have their vehicle repaired using the following repair procedure. REPAIR PROCEDURE 1. Verify customer concern. 2. Open the trunk. 3. Using a plastic Windshield Setting Tool or equivalent, gently pry open the area where the front package member makes contact with the package junction panel to provide clearance. Repeat for both sides of the vehicle. NOTE: ^ Plastic Windshield Setting Tool (Part Number IS742 - available from Equalizer at 800-334-1334) or similar available through a local supplier. ^ If you substitute a flat screwdriver, wrap the end of the screwdriver with tape so it will not damage the vehicle. 4. Apply spray grease to the area of concern pried open in the previous step. NOTE: ^ Spray grease is to be locally sourced. 5. Verify repair.