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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (14%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (24%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 50 repairs.

2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (61%)

< $100 (11%)

Chart based on 18 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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Mazda MX-5 Miata in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

18000 mi

US $550
Bolts on transmission were loose and losing transmission fluid. Detected by noticing transmission slippage when cold. 

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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible

170-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual RWD

Mazda MX-5 Miata in Saskatchewan, Canada
Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
May 2014

53300 mi

C $400
Right front wheel bearing. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Arizona, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

65000 mi
One of the wheel speed sensors sometimes stops responding, rendering all dependent systems (abs and stability control) inoperable 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2009 - Jun 2016
Apr 2013

61980 mi

C $165
Replaced Battery 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Texas, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2016
Jun 2014

34000 mi

US $100
evap leak code, unable to pass emissions test. replaced gas cap and evap solenoid 
Oct 2015

42000 mi

US $20
Replaced Master cylinder. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Nov 2015
Jul 2014

30000 mi

US $560
Check engine light - low coolant temperature. Replaced thermostat. Problem fixed. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2013 - Mar 2015
Dec 2013

43000 mi

US $130
a new thermostat was installed 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Georgia, United States
- Mar 2008
Mar 2008

11000 mi
Interior of car flooded during heavy rain. Soft top drains valves have a design flaw. Dealer replaced drain valves with updated ones. Repair took dealer 2 days. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2009 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

60140 mi

C $944
sway bar corroded and broken, replaced all 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in New York, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2016
Nov 2015

28000 mi

US $75
Misfire in a cylinder causing very poor performance. We replaced the spark plug and fed the car a fuel injector cleaner (Techron). We bought a replacement injector but have not installed it because the car is running very well. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2012
Feb 2012

32000 mi

US $60
chirping from engine area. believed to be vibration noise. mechanic harnessed some wires thought to be the problem, but did not work. dealer unable to resolve. belt tensioner coming apart. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Arizona, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2015
Apr 2009

33000 mi
replaced convertible top that wore out 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Arizona, United States
Mar 2009 - May 2012
Jan 2012

45000 mi

US $500
Was getting CEL for cooling system, had to replace the overflow reservoir and had thermostat done at the same time. Heard that others have had thermostat failures too. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Florida, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2012
Dec 2010

50000 mi

US $132
Cooling system sensor had to be replaced. Check engine light had come on to let me know there was a problem. 
Jan 2011

51000 mi

US $214
Thermostat stuck open. Had to be replaced. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

12000 mi
leaky header seal on convertible top. 
Feb 2010

12000 mi
Convertible top seal at header replaced. Loose header bolt tightened. 
Oct 2010

15000 mi

US $260
keyless ignition fails due to mechanical part not electrical. Part replaced. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

36000 mi
Windshield cracked, I believe due to stress and the cold winter temperatures. Mazda dealership denied the claim, though the car was under bumper to bumper warranty and suggested I contact my insurance company. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Virginia, United States
Mar 2007 - Jun 2016
Aug 2007

11845 mi
Water leaking into trunk during heavy rains. Repaired under warranty. 
May 2008

15185 mi
Water leaking into trunk and passenger compartment during heavy rains again. Dealer diagonsed as left side bracket leaking. Replaced bracket under warranty. 
Sep 2009

20000 mi
Water leak into trunk and passenger compartment due to clogged top drains. 
May 2010

22000 mi

US $49
Took it in for oil change, tire rotation, etc. Also requested they perform TSB on roof drain leaks. Results satisfactory so far. 
Aug 2012

29000 mi

US $1800
Had the vinyl convertible top replaced. Original Miata top has interior straps that tear the top above the driver and passenger doors over time. New cloth top does not require the straps. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Florida, United States
Oct 2009 - Apr 2013
Jan 2011

46000 mi

US $57
Got CEL (p0126) read at auto parts. Googling landed me http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=335589 with all info needed for diy. Did work myself. 
Jun 2012

58000 mi
Cd would not eject. did hone fix which i read up on miata.net 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in California, United States
Mar 2010 - Aug 2015
Oct 2010

39000 mi
Driver side sun visor hinge prematurely worn. Replaced. 
Nov 2014

77000 mi

US $300
thermostat 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Ohio, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2016
Jan 2011

40000 mi
Water leaking from deteriorating weatherstripping. Dealer also replaced weatherstripping along front of top b/c it was crumbling. 
Sep 2011

45000 mi

US $639
Driver's side rear shock had a complete blow out. Oil leaked all over driveway. Decided to replace all shocks since car is at 45K and at least one shock has already failed. Bought HQ aftermarket sport replacements Car emits a metallic "pop" during spirited turns or when going over transition changes. Suspension/chassis related. Mechanic inspected car and said he could find nothing wrong. Said to drive car until something happens. 
Aug 2014

56000 mi

US $100
Master and slave cylinder failed simultaneously 

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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible

170-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual RWD

Mazda MX-5 Miata in Missouri, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2016
May 2016

25700 mi

US $400
Trip meter not working. Some dash lights not working. Replaced instrument cluster as there was a short/burn on the circuit board. I bought part on ebay. Dealer had to install/program. Not sure of cause. Previous owner error maybe? 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Alabama, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2015
Jul 2013

45000 mi

US $250
Accessory belt tensioner rattling intermittently, had a small amount of play in the pulley. Repair was simple, problem has not returned. Repair was at Approx. 45,000 miles in mid-2014. Quick repair, < 1 Hr. $250 part replaced. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in California, United States
Jul 2013 - Oct 2014
Jan 2014

44000 mi

US $250
Rear brake pads and rotors replaced. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2013 - Apr 2016
Mar 2015

66000 mi

US $40
Vacuum leak 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Georgia, United States
Jun 2010 - Dec 2015
Oct 2013

82300 mi

US $412
Replaced convertible top 

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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible

166-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mazda MX-5 Miata in Texas, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2016
Jul 2013

32000 mi

US $450
rear shock leaking; replaced all 4 
Oct 2015

55300 mi

US $300
replaced front calipers 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Illinois, United States
- Sep 2006
Sep 2006

6 mi

US $23500
gas cap leak, caused check engine light to come on 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Michigan, United States
Jun 2011 - May 2014
Sep 2011

19000 mi

US $380
tranmission fluid leak from seal between tail shaft and transmission. Seal replaced, 4 quarts of fluid required, lots of labor. Car was out of warranty. 
Jun 2012

22000 mi

US $159
Power window switches failed. Purchased replacement switch from local dealer and Haynes Manual on-line. Performed work myself which was quite straightforward. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Washington, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2016
Nov 2015

87700 mi

US $130
Removed and replaced passenger side front brake caliper. Existing caliper had frozen. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2014 - Apr 2016
Oct 2014

77300 mi

US $295
Check Engine Light on; code indicated failed thermostat. Replaced thermostat and performed 60k mile cooling system maintenance, as well as an oil change. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2009 - Nov 2011
Sep 2009

25000 mi
the computer in car has to be updated due to it sitting all winter under a car cover and couldn't get service light to turn off without the update to the on-board computer.  

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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mazda MX-5 Miata in Maryland, United States
Feb 2013 - Sep 2014
Sep 2013

67000 mi
Air conditioner would get warm sitting at a light or stop sign, but cool while driving. CD player stopped working - was eating CD's and not spitting them out 
Oct 2013

67300 mi
AC lines were clogged, replaced them. 

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