Q: Pretty new car that’s now broken

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I drive a 2009 Mazda3 with an automatic transmission that recently had the entire transaxle fail. I do not drive aggressive, in fact I am very easy on this car. I don’t know how a piece like this could fail after just 70,000 miles. I am disappointed, this is going to be an expensive repair. What can I do, maintenance wise, in the future to keep this transaxle well maintained?

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