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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Repair Histories

91 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata. 29 of these members (31.9%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 39 repairs to 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miatas--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 39 repairs.

2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata repair cost distribution

Chart based on 14 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 2dr Convertible

170-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual RWD

Mazda MX-5 Miata in Florida, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2012
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. 
51000   Thermostat stuck open. Had to be replaced. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Florida, United States
Oct 2009 - Apr 2013
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. 
58000   Cd would not eject. did hone fix which i read up on miata.net 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Ohio, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2014
40000 mi   Water leaking from deteriorating weatherstripping. Dealer also replaced weatherstripping along front of top b/c it was crumbling. 
45000 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. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in California, United States
Mar 2010 - Sep 2014
39000 mi   Driver side sun visor hinge prematurely worn. Replaced. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Arizona, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2014
33000 mi   replaced convertible top that wore out 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Virginia, United States
Mar 2007 - Jun 2014
11845 mi   Water leaking into trunk during heavy rains. Repaired under warranty. 
15185   Water leaking into trunk and passenger compartment during heavy rains again. Dealer diagonsed as left side bracket leaking. Replaced bracket under warranty. 
20000   Water leak into trunk and passenger compartment due to clogged top drains. 
22000 US $49 Took it in for oil change, tire rotation, etc. Also requested they perform TSB on roof drain leaks. Results satisfactory so far. 
29000   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 North Carolina, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2011
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 California, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2011
12000 mi   leaky header seal on convertible top. 
12000   Convertible top seal at header replaced. Loose header bolt tightened. 
15000 US $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
Jun 2011 - May 2014
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. 
22000   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 New Jersey, United States
Jun 2009 - Nov 2011
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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