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2003 Mazda Mazda6 Repair Histories

85 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2003 Mazda Mazda6. 31 of these members (36.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 89 repairs to 2003 Mazda Mazda6s--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2003 Mazda Mazda6 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 89 repairs.

2003 Mazda Mazda6 repair cost distribution

Chart based on 54 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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2003 Mazda Mazda6

Engine not specified

Mazda Mazda6 in Spain
Oct 2009 - Mar 2010
115320 mi   Bad diagnosis for Mazda. I decided no repair because the cost was 4500$. I sold the car and the buyer discovered there was nothing broken, only bad oil ( Mazda team put the oil at 180.00 ) 

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2003 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

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

Mazda Mazda6 in Kansas, United States
Dec 2007 - Aug 2011
94000 mi US $800 Valve cover gaskets reported as "seeping" at July repair shop trip - got it repaired today. Oil pan gasket is leaking - previously unknown problem repaired today. 
96000   Car showed check engine light and code P0303 which is misfire in cylinder #3. When shop drove, problem had disappeared after barely being drivable for me. Shop switched ignition coils on #3 and #4 to see if problem would reoccur but has not yet. 
114700   Ball joints are nearing replacement time - lubed by the shop. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Texas, United States
Mar 2009 - Jul 2009
112000 mi   Bushings cracked on lower control arms. Parts $200. Labor to install $550. 
112000   Air/fuel mixture sensor failed. Would have cost $500 to fix. 
Mazda Mazda6 in California, United States
Dec 2004 - Jun 2014
19045 mi   Warranty - radiator fan 
69000 US $20 Dashboard plastic hinge broke on one side. 
99700   Bearings were busted on both Front wheels. Had to replace Bearings + Hub.  
101000   Appears a specific valve got stuck, causing throttling issues. Valve was cleaned out and lubed.  
104000   This is related to the problem in april...one of two fixes-the first was a valve got stuck with dirt. This didn't work, car lost all power on highway. So did the alternative solution which was to replace an electronic component that controlled the valve. Had to fix the key ignition ... somehow it wouldn't recognize any of my 3 keys ... something happened to the tumblers ... couldn't drive car until locksmith fixed it. 
113000   Just a slight oil leak. Had to add some silicon in multiple joints. 
122000   Key lock (driver side door) fell into door panel. Had to open up door panel, unhook electrical from panel, then had to remove the sound deadening panel to fish around for a loose screw that kept the key lock in place. 
122700   Had to replace a broken engine mount (circular object) holding the engine to the chassis. (car would vibrate really bad unless it was in neutral). 
126000   1)leaking oil. will need to replace some type of engine valve gasket 2)engine mount needs to be replaced 3)water hose to engine is leaking, and needs to be replaced. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Michigan, United States
Feb 2008 - Feb 2009
67000 mi US $552 Throttle body had to be replaced. 

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2003 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

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

Mazda Mazda6 in New York, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
55000 mi US $45 Battery warning light came on. It was due to a loose connection. 
55000   Tailpipes and muffler separated from exhaust system  
Mazda Mazda6 in Ohio, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
96000 mi US $800 Check engine light came on. Some seals needed replaced, and the PCV valve was cracked. Also put on 4 new tires, and oil change. / tune up. 
109000   Engine replaced with rebuilt, warranty engine 
Mazda Mazda6 in California, United States
Jun 2008 - Sep 2014
68000 mi US $1400 Intake manifold gasket failure caused Check Engine Light and rough running/idle at low speed. Very costly repair, apparently very common with Mazda/Ford 2.3L 4 cyl engine. Also reflashed ECU to resolve open TSB/recall notice. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Arizona, United States
Dec 2006 - Sep 2014
20443 mi   CEL came on for oxygen sensor - TSB for false read - PCM software updated 
33439 US $444 Replace front brake rotors (266) + engine mount (178) 
36729   Front bushings cracked and damaged - replace all control arm bushings with bushing kit 
41000   Front ball joint wear. 
65000   Leaky front struts -replaced 
86000   Replaced thermostat 

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2003 Mazda Mazda6 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mazda Mazda6 in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
95000 mi US $400 Passenger side muffler and pipe was leaking keeping the car from passing emissions. 

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