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Mazda Mazda6 Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

945 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Mazda Mazda6. 134 of these members (14.2%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 70 transmission and drivetrain repairs to Mazda Mazda6s--an average of 0.1 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, 12% 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 807 repairs.

Mazda Mazda6 transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the Mazda Mazda6 transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 23% cost less than $100, 39% between $100 and $499, 18% between $500 and $999, 16% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 99 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.

2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed6 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 270hp 2.3L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 47000    
57000 0 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 0 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 
 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Kansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 21000    
25000 0 Could not get part for leaking front differential. Quoted 1 day but took 3. 
101000  

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2006 Mazda MazdaSpeed6 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 274hp 2.3L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 43000    
46000 0 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. 
 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 17000    
48000 0 Transaxle seal damaged, replaced. 
 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 11160    
13020 0 weeping between engine oil pan and transmission, tech originally dismissed as old assembly oil. 
 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2006 2000    
26000 0 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. 
89000  

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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    
26040 0 Improperly greased CV joint that was grinding in cold temperatures. 
26660 0 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

Mazda Mazda6 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 68820    
71920 20 Outer CV Joint boot broke, replaced part. 
124000  

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2004 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

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

Mazda Mazda6 in Louisiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 32000    
33000 0 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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