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2009 Mazda Mazda6 Repair Histories

127 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2009 Mazda Mazda6. 55 of these members (43.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 160 repairs to 2009 Mazda Mazda6s--an average of 1.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2009 Mazda Mazda6 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 160 repairs.

2009 Mazda Mazda6 repair cost distribution

Chart based on 42 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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2009 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

272-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda6 in Texas, United States
Sep 2008 - Feb 2009
4000 mi   Destination point on nav is always off from the actual place, typically off by a few house #. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Maryland, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2015
8000 mi   Apparently there is a TSB for a purge valve? My car sounded like a diesel from when I took delivery of it, more so from outside the car when idling. Loud tapping/knocking sound. Parts dept diagnosed it as a purge valve. To be replaced under warranty. 
9000   Excessive noise at idle, diagnosed as a purge valve, parts were ordered and took 4 weeks to arrive, dealer installed/replaced parts, problem solved. Foam seal at base of windshield where meets dashpad was coming out. Apparently the adhesive failed and foam seal shifted and was bunching up. Dealer had factory rep inspect car and authorize a fix. Parts ordered, arrived next day and installed. 
15000   Once car is warmed up I have an erratic idle. Dealer checked fuel pressure and fuel maps and cleaned throttle body. Sent me home. Problem resurfaced next day. 
15600   Car returned for erratic idle. Dealer checked fuel pressure, replaced fuel pump relay, replaced throttle body, replaced alternator, reset fuel trims and replaced the powertrain control module. Idle is fixed and now rock steady. 
29000   while in for routine maintenance (oil change, brakes) technician noticed a small transmission leak - fixed with a new O ring seal. 
30000   Dealer replaced front strut "tops" to cure a knocking sound when going over bumps. They indicated that Mazda had a revised part to solve an apparent problem. 
35000   Same problem as I had earlier...the foam rubber seal at the base of the windshield/dashpad seems to unglue and begin pushing up to where it is visible. Dealer affected the same repair as before, replacing seal. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Illinois, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2015
1000 mi   The rear seat material wasn't properly attached. Problem easily fixed by the dealer. 
2100   Rear left side door needed adjustment. It was sticking out about 1/8" (3mm) compared to the rest of the body. Easily adjusted by the dealer. 
20000   Defective Power Outlets. power adapters can get stuck. Power Outlets are to be replaced with an updated design. 

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2009 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda6 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
9920 mi C $47 Right front bumper cover clip failed - as temperature rose, it would "pop out" from under the headlight. 
13020   Steering 'clunk'-greased spline. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Maine, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2015
1000 mi   At delivery, paint defect noted on hood by dealer & me. bought car out of state, advised to take to local dealer. Local dealer took photos & called back same day to inform me that I had to take back to selling dealer so I called mazda - waiting reply 
100   Hesitation/hiccup happen when driving in any gear/speed but most prominent when under very light throttle or at initial throttle when coasting. ECU was reflashed but issue still occurs. Mazda working with other owners to diagnois & find repair. 
5000   brought car in again for hesitation/misfire issue. Mazda put data recorder on it, but claims that engine performing as designed. Possibily proceeding with lemon law claim as car appears to have design defect.  
8000   CV joint/half shaft failure. covered under warranty 7500 miles on car. No mods - all work done @ dealer CV joint repair- after dealer confirmed issue, part order, arrived but was defective so 2nd replacement part ordered and 10 days after diagnosis repair made under warranty 
44000   Door lock screws came loose, mazda issued recall 
58000 US $275 Car had been making unusual noise going over bumps, had been in once before but unable to diagnosis. Ride w/tech & inspection confirmed end links 
Mazda Mazda6 in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2014
2000 mi   Loose wire on one of the front wheel speed sensor harnesses. This caused the ABS, Traction Control, Stability Control and Cruise Control lights to come on / functions to not work. 
27000   Lumbar support on driver seat not working. Mechanism separated from the adjustment handle. 

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2009 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda6 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2009 - Dec 2014
3720 mi C $50 car hesitating, needed computer update front fender (plastic) was out of line 
8060   plastic fender around right front wheel popped out of alignment again, same as previous problem. 
10540   transmission chip reflash, car shifts more smoothly now; recall Front passenger side fender coming loose at joint near front headlight. Told to take to a body shop as cause is likely a broken clip inside. Dealer pushed panel smooth but warned it would likely pop out again until I have the clip replaced. 
19840   Headlight bulb on driver's side out. The manual says not to try and replace it yourself, then gives directions on how to do so, so I tried it. Don't. You must remove the wheel to access the bulb via wheelwell. Ridiculous design. 
22940   Remote wore out, needed replacing. Dealer said it was just batteries, charged me 22 for labor to replace batteries, one remote still didn't work, replaced under warranty. Now the key falls off the remote. 
28520   Mazda exhaust system! A 5o cent bolt holding together a gasket connecting muffler to exhaust system broke. Dealer charged one hour labour because they had to punch out old bolt. One hour labour to replace hibeam/daylight running lights. When one burns out, neither side works. 
29120   passenger side headlight bulb, half hour labour to replace since they have to remove the wheel to access the bulb 
31580   Now the other side daylight/high beam bulb burns out, another hour of labor. 
32860   self serve. Had to remove Washer fluid reservoir to replace bulb. 
41540   Same old problem, driver's side headlight bulb replacement, one hour labour. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Feb 2009 - Jan 2012
2480 mi   AC is blowing hot air intermittently. I took to shop while problem was occurring, but dealer could not replicate once car was in shop. It is occurring 1/15 times I drive the car. Waiting for problem to occur more frequently before taking back to dealer 
9300   AC blows hot air if not on the lowest temp (15*). If set to 15.5 or hotter AC blows hot air. This only happens when using straight AC, if using auto climate the AC does not blow hot air regardless of what the temp is set to. Dealership created TSB 
9300   Engine light on. Part related to emissions control replaced. Engine light is off now. 
24800   AC only works when temp is set to lowest temp (15*) otherwise blows hot air. Heater always blows at the hottest temp (32*) regardless of what temp is set to. A/C compressor was ordered.  Returned to have AC compressor installed. Did not fix problem. Dealer ordered entire HVAC control unit. Will bring back to dealer when part arrives. 
24800   AC only works when temp is set to lowest temp (15*) otherwise blows hot air. Heater always blows at the hottest temp (32*) regardless of what temp is set to. Replaced A/C & Heat control unit. Problem not resolved. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2015
9000 mi US $40 HID right headlight gives off yellow (incandecscent)color while left side gives off white (flourescent) color. Service manager stated that there IS NO problem. "There was road salt on the lense". I will revisit this with the dealer. 
10000   Also build problem found. One Xenon headlight assembly and one halogen headlight assembly installed in car. Mazda promises to correct. 
11000   Replaced halogen headlight assembly with xenon headlight assembly (build problem) 
26000   Sound from stereo would not come on for the first few minutes of driving and then kick in normally. Radio was replaced (did not fix problem). Amp was ordered and replaced at a subsequent visit. Problem resolved New Bose amp installed to solve sound issue. Problem resolved 
39700   Low tire warning light (TPMS) light came on. Problem was tip of valve stem (driver side rear) fell off and needed to be replaced. Extended warranted (GE Cap) honored repair that would have been approx $150 out of pocket. 1 hr in shop. 
51000   Steering wheel volume control malfunction.rnVolume up changes channel:volume down raises volume.rnProblem is intermitent but more prevalent now. Part replaced under extended warranty coverage. Works fine. Time in shop 4 hrs. 
68000   non specific rattling sound coming from right rear door area at highway speeds 60mph + 
77000   muffler sounded loud. There was a loose part that had to be replaced not the muffler or pipes...i.e clamps/bolts brake pads replaced 
84300   Rattle coming from under the car during acceleration. Determined to be rotted heat shield. This part was determined to be non essential and the part was removed and disposed of. 
88000   Rust appearing bottom drivers side door (inside) where metal is folded and attached (welded?). I am awaiting an answer from my local Mazda dealer on warranty status on this issue. No specific rattle under the rear passenger area of the car persists 
89000   Rattle eminating from under the rt.rear pass quadrant of the car for about 20k miles at highway speeds (65-80mph+) Tech took the car for a couple of days and isolated the problem as loose rivet/fasteners. Problem solved.Very quiet ride now! Stripped and sanded the rust from the door bottom. Primed and painted the rusted area. I expect I will have to re-visit periodically. AC blower output and air quality deminished. Decided to replace the cabin air filter. Very easy repair . The filter was entirely full of "junk". Noticed immediate improvement of volume and quality of air flow. Rock Auto $21 inc shipping 
102000   tire stem blew . needed to replace TPMS stem and valve for right front tire. Tire OK 
Mazda Mazda6 in California, United States
Nov 2008 - Apr 2015
15000 mi   Parking brake knob broke off. Brake works fine. 
51000 US $70 Front headlight low beam bulb replaced. 
97000   Headlight Bulb Replacement 

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