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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Problems and Repair Histories

85 TrueDelta members own a 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata. 25 of these members (29.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 33 repairs to 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miatas--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata repairs by problem area

21% of the 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 9% to the suspension, 18% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 33% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 33 repairs.

2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata repair cost distribution

Of the 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 9% cost less than $100, 55% between $100 and $499, 18% between $500 and $999, 9% between $1000 and $2499, and 9% more than $2500.

Chart based on 11 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible

170-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual RWD

Mazda MX-5 Miata in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 49000    
50000 132 Cooling system sensor had to be replaced. Check engine light had come on to let me know there was a problem. 
51000 214 Thermostat stuck open. Had to be replaced. 
78000  
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 28000    
46000 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. 
58000 0 Cd would not eject. did hone fix which i read up on miata.net 
 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 39000    
40000 0 Water leaking from deteriorating weatherstripping. Dealer also replaced weatherstripping along front of top b/c it was crumbling. 
45000 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. 
53000  
Mazda MX-5 Miata in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 32000    
39000 0 Driver side sun visor hinge prematurely worn. Replaced. 
74000  
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 32000    
33000 0 replaced convertible top that wore out 
111000  
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Water leaking into trunk during heavy rains. Repaired under warranty. 
0 Water leaking into trunk and passenger compartment during heavy rains again. Dealer diagonsed as left side bracket leaking. Replaced bracket under warranty. 
20000 0 Water leak into trunk and passenger compartment due to clogged top drains. 
22000 49 Took it in for oil change, tire rotation, etc. Also requested they perform TSB on roof drain leaks. Results satisfactory so far. 
29000 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. 
38000  
Mazda MX-5 Miata in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 21000    
36000 0 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 California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 8000    
12000 0 leaky header seal on convertible top. 
12000 0 Convertible top seal at header replaced. Loose header bolt tightened. 
15000 260 keyless ignition fails due to mechanical part not electrical. Part replaced. 
 

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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 Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 18000    
19000 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. 
22000 159 Power window switches failed. Purchased replacement switch from local dealer and Haynes Manual on-line. Performed work myself which was quite straightforward. 
29000  
Mazda MX-5 Miata in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 22000    
25000 0 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.  
37000  

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