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2004 Mazda Mazda6 repairs by problem area

Engine (51%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (14%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 228 repairs.

2004 Mazda Mazda6 engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (16%)

Chart based on 69 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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2004 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Wagon

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

45880 mi

C $300
Oil pan cover. 

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2004 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Wagon

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

58000 mi

US $40
Check engine light attributed to loose gas cap. 
94000 mi

US $280
Check engine light on; needed a sensor replaced Replaced rear valve cover gasket to repair significant oil leak 
104000 mi Heatshield rattle, clamped at no-charge while in for OLF. 
112000 mi

US $550
Main bearings worn out and replaced TSB on check engine light on related to a minor leak in evap system; shop advised that dealer will need to clear the code from memory before leak can be fixed & car will pass NJ emissions testing in NOV 
144000 mi

US $120
Thermostat failed, car overheated, pressure buildup blew out sensor. Thermostat & sensor replaced 

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2004 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

80000 mi

US $400
The ignition coil went bad and it needed to be replaced as well as all the spark plugs. 
30000 mi Bad seal on gas cap. Gas cap replaced. Problem solved. 
58700 mi Intermittent hesitation when accelerating. No CEL 
67000 mi

US $500
Replaced Air Intake hose (containing multiple sensors) Replaced Ignition Coil on cylinder 5. 
69000 mi

US $100
Replaced failed engine mount 
74000 mi

US $1348
Had to replace coils. Multiple oil leaks requiring replacement of three gaskets. 
82000 mi

US $1125
Bad fan control module 

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2004 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

68820 mi Excessive oil consumption. Dealer said it was leaking valve cover gasket. Turns out that the PCV valve failed as well. Ordered PCV Valve. Took to friend who owns shop to replace PCV Valve 
69440 mi

C $400
Valve cover gasket was leaking. Changed sparkplugs as well since Intake Manifold had to be removed. 
71300 mi

C $10
Drain bolt seal was worn and was no longer effective. Replaced drain bolt. 
72540 mi

C $250
Oil pan gasket was leaking again. (was fixed under warranty in Dec 07). Mazda said it's out of warranty now so they won't do anything. Bought redesigned oil pan and replaced instead of replacing old gasket that will die again in a year. 

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2004 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

67000 mi

US $500
Muffler had to be replaced due to rust. 
68820 mi

C $110
Engine light on - took to mechanic, they hooked up to computer and said fuel line problem (losing pressure) that needs more investigation to fix. 3 days later light went off on it's own. 

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2004 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

133300 mi

C $3000
Engine replaced with used engine due to impending failure of connecting rod (causing loud internal knocking noise) - same diagnosis from two mechanics 
198400 mi No compression cylinder 3. Still running but mechanic suspects blown rings. Sold as is. 
47120 mi Erratic idle speed, 700 - 2000 rpm. Fixed by software refresh/updates 
71920 mi Erratic RPMs at idle and low speed driving 
82460 mi slightly noisy tensioner on serpentine belt. Tensioner and belt replaced under mazda extended warrnty 

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2004 Mazda Mazda6 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

17000 mi Car is getting horrible gas mileage, less than 10MPG, was brought to dealer to evaluate engine for the fourth time. Problem still not fixed. 

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2004 Mazda Mazda6 Engine Problems

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