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Mazda Mazda6 Transmission Problems

1047 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Mazda Mazda6. 65 of these members (6.2%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 89 transmission repairs to Mazda Mazda6s--an average of 0.1 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 Mazda Mazda6 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Percentage of Mazda Mazda6 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 1024 repairs.

Mazda Mazda6 transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 122 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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2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed6 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 270hp 2.3L I4 6-speed manual AWD

57000 mi   Brought car in with suspected broken rear axle, found left rear broken, was replaced under warranty) While there, dealer found metal shavings in front transfer case (replaced front left driveshaft under warranty as well, and replaced associated fluids) 
60000   bad grinding and clicking sounds coming from drivetrain. vibrations above 50mph, and car jerked to a stop when slowing at 1-2mph Transfer case replaced 
25000   Could not get part for leaking front differential. Quoted 1 day but took 3. 

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2006 Mazda MazdaSpeed6 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 274hp 2.3L I4 6-speed manual AWD

46000 mi   Rear differential seal, where half-shaft / axle plugs into it was leaking. Was on the passenger side. Noticed when I was changing wheels to my winter set. Called dealer up and told them and they ordered the parts ahead of time. 
48000   Transaxle seal damaged, replaced. 
13020   weeping between engine oil pan and transmission, tech originally dismissed as old assembly oil. 
26000   The clutch has always had a difficult engagement and there is a TSB concerning it. They didn't consider my car to have any problem, even though I wanted the clutch assembly replaced under the TSB and my VIN number fell within the acceptable range. 

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2005 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

215-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

26040 mi   Improperly greased CV joint that was grinding in cold temperatures. 
26660   Successful repair of cv joint... added grease/replace cv kit. 

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2004 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Wagon

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

71920 mi C $20 Outer CV Joint boot broke, replaced part. 

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2004 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

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

33000 mi   Car wouldn't go into reverse. The dealership repaired the transmission under warranty and gave us a loaner while they had it in the shop. 

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