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2005 Mazda Mazda6 repairs by problem area

Engine (47%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (12%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 130 repairs.

2005 Mazda Mazda6 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (30%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (12%)

Chart based on 66 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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2005 Mazda Mazda6

Engine not specified

Mazda Mazda6 in Maryland, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

31000 mi

US $1900
Had to have CV Joints replaced 

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2005 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Wagon

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

Mazda Mazda6 in Illinois, United States
Oct 2008 - Sep 2013
Dec 2012

50000 mi

US $1000
brake pads and rotor were replaced due to normal wear 
Jul 2013

52000 mi

US $570
o2 sensor went bad and air boot cracked 
Sep 2013

52000 mi
minor oil leak 
Mazda Mazda6 in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2008 - Dec 2015
Jun 2009

43400 mi

C $800
Left rear shoulder belt retractor was locking, couldn't extend belt to put it on. Dealer lubed retractor, problem seems to have been fixed Dealer cleaned out carbon buildup they claimed was in FI system, didn't feel like arguing about it 
Aug 2014

86020 mi

C $600
Both CV joints were worn out, replaced whole axle assemblies with aftermarket parts (OEM no longer manufactured) 
Dec 2014

88040 mi

C $600
For a few months, heard rattling when accelerating under load. MIL was lit, dealer read out the codes. Code indicated a lean condition. On diagnosis, intake snorkel was cracked, allowing in more air than the MAF could sense. Dealer replaced. Engine has been occasionally shuddering under load and at idle. One of the codes read out during this diagnosis indicated a few misfires on one cylinder. Dealer recommended spark plugs be replaced. 
May 2015

93460 mi

C $800
While driving on the highway, traction control light came on, and coolant temp gauge started going crazy. Got off the highway, parked and watched coolant drain out. Serpentine belt tensioner had failed, killed the belt, both were replaced. Replaced plugs, in keeping with previous recommendation relating to shuddering under load. 
Aug 2015

94240 mi

C $800
Replaced rotors and pads. 
Mazda Mazda6 in New York, United States
Jan 2010 - Dec 2014
Sep 2013

72000 mi

US $600
Something with cylinders 
Mazda Mazda6 in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2013 - Mar 2015
Dec 2014

154380 mi

C $40
Transmission cooling line crimp joints rusted out, causing fluid loss. Fortunately discovered before transmission damage occurredrnMazda 6 0l 3L Wagon with Aisin Automatic transmission 
Mazda Mazda6 in Ohio, United States
Aug 2007 - May 2010
Nov 2007

30500 mi
A ticking noise under acceleration was repaired under a technical service bulletin. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

49600 mi

C $350
air intake hose cracked 
Mazda Mazda6 in Florida, United States
Jul 2006 - Feb 2009
Jul 2007

18000 mi
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 Wagon

215-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda6 in California, United States
Oct 2012 - Aug 2014
Jan 2013

128744 mi

US $200
replaced passenger side half shaft 
Mar 2013

130000 mi

US $460
clutch pedal sometimes got stuck to the floor. clutch master/slave cylinders replacement, $370 clutch flex line worn out, $90 
Jan 2014

133700 mi

US $300
bearing worn out, replaced with factory new part 
Mazda Mazda6 in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

37200 mi
Fan module replacement. 
Mazda Mazda6 in New York, United States
Feb 2015 - Feb 2016
Dec 2015

124000 mi

US $750
Replace brakes (rotors, pads, two calipers), regular wear-and-tear. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2012 - Jan 2013
Nov 2012

105800 mi

C $380
Change transmission oil,did general inspection because the transmission switching was very abruptly( not smooth ). The problem continues. There is a knock when you turned the wheel more than halfway in one or another direction, but only when you push the gas. Also a steering pipe leaking because of rust. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Mar 2016
Nov 2015

120280 mi

C $160
CEL on, Neutral Switch for MT replaced 
Mazda Mazda6 in Ohio, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2011
Nov 2008

42000 mi
Driver's side headlight and passenger's side foglight burned out. 

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2005 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

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

Mazda Mazda6 in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Jan 2014
Dec 2013

73000 mi

US $700
EGR value failure.....this is in the owners Manuel that EGR need to be inspect in 75,000miles 
Mazda Mazda6 in Illinois, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2011
May 2011

96000 mi

US $500
During brake pad replacement, found torn boots on brake caliper. Had to be replaced. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Kentucky, United States
Jun 2008 - Aug 2012
Aug 2012

78000 mi

US $650
Radiator plug cracked or something. Replaced radiator plug and fan. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Illinois, United States
Jul 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2007

60000 mi
Seal/gasket on rear spoiler was coming loose. Dealer trimed excess rubber and checked seals. 
Mazda Mazda6 in California, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2015
Jun 2013

83000 mi

US $200
Hydraulic motor mount replacement. 
Nov 2013

89000 mi

US $383
Valve cover leak 
Oct 2014

96000 mi

US $1000
Engine mount studs stripped and engine fell. 
Dec 2014

97000 mi

US $1300
Oil leakage 
Apr 2015

100700 mi

US $3000
Timing cover leak hitting exhaust 
Mazda Mazda6 in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2006 - Jun 2010
Apr 2008

45000 mi

US $65
Front brake pads down to 10-15%. ordered brake pads from tirerack (ceramic) for 74 dollars, and had independent mechanic replace before scoring rotors. 

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2005 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

215-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda6 in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2006 - Jul 2011
Nov 2006

15500 mi
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. 
Mar 2007

17980 mi
Replaced head rest clip in passenger seat. 
Nov 2007

25420 mi
Check engine light came on. Needed to replace solenoid in engine bank. 
Feb 2008

26040 mi
Improperly greased CV joint that was grinding in cold temperatures. 
Mar 2008

26660 mi
Successful repair of cv joint... added grease/replace cv kit. 
Mar 2009

35340 mi

C $35
Burnt out headlight. 
May 2009

37200 mi

C $500
Leaking block heater 
Nov 2010

54560 mi

C $330
Passenger side hvac fan failure and replacement 
Mazda Mazda6 in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2009 - Apr 2016
Jun 2010

65000 mi

US $400
Had to replace rear pads and rotors. Rotors were scored. 
Apr 2011

71000 mi
I visited a body shop to quote a rust repair (quarter panel needs replacing). 
Sep 2011

72000 mi

US $200
Transmission torque arm broke. 
May 2014

85000 mi

US $200
Water pump pulley bearings were going. Pulley replaced. 
Aug 2014

85700 mi

US $150
Idler pulley was making noises, so I had it replaced. 
Jun 2015

89000 mi

US $220
Needed to replace one coil. 
Sep 2015

90000 mi

US $45
Plugs. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Florida, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
Dec 2013

104000 mi

US $800
I had two more ignition coils replaced. This is after I replaced all six of them a few years prior at around 80,000 miles. I had two more ignition coils replaced. This is after I replaced all six of them a few years prior at around 80,000 miles. I also had a coolant leak repaired during this time. 
Jan 2014

111000 mi

US $1000
Replaced the clutch in this vehicle after about 110,000 miles. Dealer wanted $1800 for the job. I found another shop that replaced for about $1000. The work requires the engine to be dropped (v6 models)and is an 8 hour plus job. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Virginia, United States
Jan 2010 - Dec 2010
Dec 2010

71000 mi

US $220
Engine noise at low RPM on T-giving day. I drove it ~100 miles home, no change in noise, no other symptoms. Parked for a week, then took it to shop. Crank seal had failed, leaked out most of the engine oil. Seal replaced. Noise abated. 

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2005 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

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

Mazda Mazda6 in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2008 - Jun 2015
Aug 2010

49600 mi

C $160
Uneven wear on brake pads and warped/warping rotors 
Jan 2011

52060 mi
Engine light came on. With scan tool indicated MAP sensor issue. Unable to locate sensor to further diagnose. Will be taking to mechanic to diagnose & repair 
Mar 2011

53320 mi

C $130
Repair completed by self, with correct part (MAP sensor) ordered from dealership. previous repair trip to mechanic resulted in replacing of incorrect part (barometric pressure sensor) which was located behind battery vs. MAP in intake man. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2013 - Jun 2014
Feb 2014

140980 mi

C $523
Wheel bearing worn. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Dec 2015
Feb 2011

46500 mi

C $90
Battery replaced due to no start 
Jul 2011

49600 mi
Loose feeling in the steering wheel, slight click over bumps at low speed. Lubricated steering column with Castrol Syntec grease. There's a TSB and updated grease from Mazda, but any thick grease works fine 
Apr 2014

60140 mi

C $113
Thermostat was weak, temp would drop to about 1/4 of the gauge when the engine was being revved/highway. Replaced thermostat, flushed coolant. Changed transmission fluid - shift quality improved, no more hard shift into 2nd gear 
Nov 2014

66920 mi

C $35
Occasional slippage when shifting into 4th gear. RPM briefly go up then down. Changed filter, switched ATF to Castrol IMV. I think it's a programming rather than a mechanical issue. Otherwise tranny is shifting great. 
Oct 2015

72540 mi

C $550
Replaced fuel pump 
Mazda Mazda6 in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2015
Mar 2011

71000 mi
Had to replace engine, out of warranty 
Aug 2011

74000 mi

US $205
Air intake tube torn... 
Jan 2014

105000 mi

US $215
Belt tensioner went bad 
Apr 2014

113700 mi

US $122
Bad cylinder 5 changed all spark plugs and no.5 ignition coil, replaced all upper intake gaskets 
Sep 2014

121000 mi

US $40
Ignition coil #6 was bad 
Mazda Mazda6 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2010 - Dec 2015
Oct 2012

104760 mi

C $13
Engine would stall and restart under low speed driving,engine light would come on.Replaced gas cap. Fixed problem and car drives better than ever! 
Dec 2012

106020 mi

C $100
replaced automatic transmission turbine speed sensor. 
Feb 2013

106940 mi

C $700
front rotors,pads front and rear. 
Jun 2015

122760 mi
new thermostat 
Mazda Mazda6 in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
Mar 2012

99000 mi

US $87
Transmission control module needed to be reflashed. I was experiencing hard shifts from 1st to 2nd gear when driving slow. The tcm reflash has completely fixed the issue. 
Mazda Mazda6 in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012

106000 mi

US $630
Both front wheel bearing and hub assemblies are replaced. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Utah, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2014
Jul 2014

108000 mi

US $350
The thermostat was stuck open. 

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2005 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Hatch

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

Mazda Mazda6 in California, United States
May 2015 - Oct 2015
Aug 2015

79300 mi

US $420
Needed new coil. This one coil is under the intake manifold. That had to come off first. 
Mazda Mazda6 in New York, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

129000 mi

US $75
Downshifting hard 5th to 4th. Tensioner pulley wore so much it shredded the belt. Car shut off, coolant exploded from reservoir. Replaced pulley, belt, and coolant. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Arkansas, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2014
Nov 2011

118000 mi

US $2200
Engine valve determined to leak oil/was replaced, spark plugs replaced, brake rotors resurfaced, transmission fluid flushed/filled, oil and filter serviced, cabin filter replaced. Driver's wheel bearing went bad/was replaced. 
Jan 2012

121300 mi

US $600
Water pump pulley seized in cold weather. Caused radiator to overheat, spilling radiator fluid all over. Replacement parts and labor < $600 
Oct 2012

137700 mi

US $600
Worn out bearing making awful noise. Replaced for $$$. 
Jul 2013

153000 mi

US $1393
Replace alternator,  replace fan control unit, replace left front bearing 
Jan 2014

163000 mi

US $350
Fog and driving lights replaced. Tires rotated.  Headlight assemblies cleaned/refinished, oil changed. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Michigan, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2011
May 2010

69500 mi

US $390
EGR valve bad. Replaced and intake cleaned. 
Sep 2010

72000 mi

US $100
A harsh shift from 5th to 4th(6sp auto) suddenly started and occurred every time. Dealer "looked at it" & said they do not repair transmissions, only replace. Took to trans shop, could not replicate problem. Problem has not occurred since. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2013 - Aug 2013
Jun 2013

199000 mi

US $300
The transmission mount was broken and needed to be replaced. This issue was discovered during the repair and was not the reason the car was brought in. 

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2005 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Hatch

215-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda6 in Iowa, United States
Mar 2006 - Nov 2012
Sep 2007

14000 mi
Starter making strange noise Interior paneling detached. Had to order replacements. Interior paneling detached. 
Mar 2011

34000 mi
I noticed leaking oil in the garage. They reported that it was a bad oil pan seal and would have to be ordered and replaced. 
Apr 2011

34300 mi

US $400
The oil pan gasket was replaced. They said it was expensive because the exhaust system had to be lowered to access it. 
Nov 2011

43500 mi

US $60
I had an engine light, I took it to a Ford dealer, and their system said it was an gas tank evap code. They cleared it and it hasn't come back since. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

C $150
Badly stuck lifter. Was repaired with degreaser. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

37200 mi

C $400
One of the supports INSIDE the driver seat broke. Dealer sent car to specialized shop to fix the seat frame (300+$) otherwise entire seat would have to be replaced (1200$). 

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2005 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda6 in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2016
Sep 2011

125000 mi

US $269
Thermostat was stuck open. It was replaced. 
Jul 2012

141000 mi

US $36
Blower fan resistor needed to be replaced 
Oct 2012

146700 mi

US $480
Rattle from front end, replaced both lower control arms 
Mazda Mazda6 in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2007 - Oct 2011
Jan 2007

24957 mi
Replaced fly wheel due to "hot spots" that caused "bucking". Also replaced clutch as part of the solution. All covered under warranty. Took a day to complete the repair. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

79360 mi

C $500
Faulty fuel pump had to be replaced. Numerous trips to the dealer were required as they could not replicate problem if the car had over 1/4 tank of gas. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2006 - Dec 2015
Sep 2006

18361 mi
Power seat motor 
Jan 2013

135700 mi

US $868
Clutch was releasing high and didn't feel crisp. Was replaced. Price includes clutch lining, which was a wear item (I don't have parts breakdown.) 
Dec 2013

141000 mi

US $930
Valve cover gasket was leaking, requiring replacement of ignition coil in Cylinder #1. Valve cover gasket, ignition coil, spark plugs replaced. Right muffler detached due to corrosion. Repair subcontracted out to independent exhaust shop, repaired without replacing parts. 
Oct 2014

149700 mi

US $70
P0128 code and some stalling when engine not warmed up, in cold weather last winter. Replaced thermostat. 
Jan 2015

151700 mi

US $413
Replaced PCV valve, PCV hose, intake manifold gasket, as an attempt to stop a problem with oil consumption (1 qt / 400 miles). This didn't seem to help the problem much, if at all. 
Apr 2015

154000 mi

US $70
Stuck brake caliper. Replaced caliper. 
May 2015

155000 mi

US $40
Lower motor mount (torque strut) rubber was cracked. Replaced it. 
Jul 2015

155700 mi

US $10
Replaced driver's side headlight 
Aug 2015

156300 mi

US $100
Clutch pedal became difficult to press; noticed that the return spring bushing was cracked and falling apart. Replaced the entire clutch pedal assembly. 
Dec 2015

157000 mi
High oil consumption never fixed. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Oregon, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2012
Jan 2009

68000 mi

US $25
Bought the car from a private party. Replaced passenger fog light, marker light and license plate lights. 
Jan 2012

95300 mi

US $30
Replaced hatch gas lifters. 

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2005 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Hatch

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

Mazda Mazda6 in New York, United States
Sep 2006 - Jan 2012
Oct 2011

108700 mi

US $100
Right rear wheel bearing. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Massachusetts, United States
- Feb 2007
Jan 2006

22000 mi

US $19000
Bought 
Feb 2007

46700 mi

US $570
Not really the cars fault, but a previous mechanic pushed the break line up against the CV-joint boot and caused it to split and so I had a bad CV joint... 

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2005 Mazda Mazda6 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mazda Mazda6 in Alabama, United States
Feb 2006 - Mar 2010
Feb 2007

16000 mi
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
Mar 2006 - Mar 2010
Mar 2007

29000 mi
Brake part shifted during normal driving causing annoying squeak. 

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