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Mazda Mazda6 Problems and Repair Histories

945 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Mazda Mazda6. 350 of these members (37%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 803 repairs to Mazda Mazda6s--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Mazda Mazda6 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Mazda Mazda6 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Mazda Mazda6 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Mazda Mazda6 repairs by problem area

37% of the Mazda Mazda6 repairs were to the engine, 9% to the transmission, 10% to the brakes, 11% to the suspension, 17% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 9% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 803 repairs.

Mazda Mazda6 repair cost distribution

Of the Mazda Mazda6 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 16% cost less than $100, 49% between $100 and $499, 22% between $500 and $999, 11% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 339 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2006 Mazda MazdaSpeed6 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 274hp 2.3L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 4000    
5000 0 Replaced fuel pump. OEM turbo seals leaking around 4K miles, took 2 trips in June to get it fixed. Visit 1 - replaced fuel pump, 2 days later still smoking. Visit 2 - 14 days in shop, new Hitachi turbo and gaskets. Problem solved. 
 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2006 2000    
3000 0 CEL thrown for a bad Tumble Control Valve. New intake manifold was ordered and replaced. 
 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 8000    
9000 0 trunk button for trunk lock did not work--ordered new one 
10000 0 New button for trunk lock installed. 
18000 0 Power steering noise that was fixed by adding more fluid (apparently it was a bit low) They could not find a leak and it still looks like fluid level is getting lower (albeit very slow). Probably another trip to the dealer is in order in a near future. 
20000 0 Whining noise when turning steering wheel, loss of power steering fluid. Steering gear replaced. 
27000 0 Smart key was not working all the time - trunk antenna and lock replaced. 
115500 0 New rear brake pads 
131300 300 New spark plugs and oil 
144000  

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2006 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda6 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2006 6820    
24180 220 Creaking in steering, present since day one. Finally a TSB was issued. Fix was to lube intermediate shaft in steering column. 3 years to properly fix this problem! 
 

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2005 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Wagon

215-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda6 in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2006 7000    
18000 0 The brake rotors had warped at 8000 miles on the car. The dealer machined them and they began to warp again at 16000 miles, so this time dealer replaced the rotors under warranty. 
 

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2005 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

215-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda6 in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2007 57000    
60000 0 Seal/gasket on rear spoiler was coming loose. Dealer trimed excess rubber and checked seals. 
 

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2005 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

215-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda6 in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2006 5580    
15500 0 The clip to hold the adjustable headrest on the passenger seat in the up position was missing. Headrest would fall back to bottom position each time headrest raised. 
17980 0 Replaced head rest clip in passenger seat. 
25420 0 Check engine light came on. Needed to replace solenoid in engine bank. 
26040 0 Improperly greased CV joint that was grinding in cold temperatures. 
26660 0 Successful repair of cv joint... added grease/replace cv kit. 
35340 35 Burnt out headlight. 
37200 500 Leaking block heater 
54560 330 Passenger side hvac fan failure and replacement 
 

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2005 Mazda Mazda6 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mazda Mazda6 in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2006 2000    
16000 0 Fan running after turning off engine. Known issue with Mazda6. Fan modulator replaced and has not been an issue since. 
 

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2005 Mazda Mazda6 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mazda Mazda6 in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2006 12000    
29000 0 Brake part shifted during normal driving causing annoying squeak. 
 

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2004 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

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

Mazda Mazda6 in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2007 44640    
47120 0 Erratic idle speed, 700 - 2000 rpm. Fixed by software refresh/updates 
71920 0 Erratic RPMs at idle and low speed driving 
82460 0 slightly noisy tensioner on serpentine belt. Tensioner and belt replaced under mazda extended warrnty 
102300 388 Left front wheel bearing replaced 
 

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