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2006 Mazda Mazda6 repairs by problem area

Engine (43%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 337 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2006 Mazda Mazda6.

2006 Mazda Mazda6 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (35%)

Chart based on 268 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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2006 Mazda MazdaSpeed6 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 274hp 2.3L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - May 2014
Oct 2011

94220 mi

C $1500
Replaced timing chain and VVT actuator on purchase of vehicle. Was an expected repair when I purchased the car. 
Sep 2013

131440 mi

C $500
EGR Valve 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Illinois, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2017
Jun 2010

29000 mi
Differential seal leaking at the driver side rear axle, light seepage. Repair was covered under power train warranty just before expiring. 
Mar 2012

56000 mi

US $120
Weak battery needed replacement (Was original batter still) 
Jul 2012

65700 mi

US $100
Passenger side rear differential seal seeping 
Mar 2013

75000 mi

US $100
Replaced worn front sway bar links and bushings 
Jul 2013

79800 mi

US $600
Replaced worn struts. Replaced rear motor mount Replaced front swaybar links 
Nov 2013

85100 mi

US $300
VVT actuator noisy on start up, was just outside of warranty extension, common issue that is covered for 70,000 miles under warranty. Replaced VVT actuator, timing chain and tensioner. 
Apr 2015

101000 mi

US $190
Replaced worn rear engine mount (dog bone) 
Dec 2015

108000 mi
Both front struts worn out and driver front strut mount badly worn (coming apart). Replaced with Bilstein B8 struts and shocks (more appropriate for lowered sport suspension) 
Sep 2016

114000 mi

US $30
Shifter pivot seal leaking Radiator leaking coolant from plastic end tanks. Replaced with OE Mazda radiator. 
Jun 2017

118000 mi

US $500
A/C compressor locked up, condenser was still functional but badly corroded, so I replaced as preventative measure along with compressor. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Georgia, United States
Feb 2012 - Feb 2013
Jul 2012

51200 mi
Turbo had to be replaced. Mazda covered under courtesy warranty extension. No cost to me, and a free loaner for the duration of the repair. 
Dec 2012

57000 mi

US $300
Valve seal cover leaking and replaced. Differential seal leaking and replaced. Replaced failed passenger side engine mount. 
Feb 2013

57000 mi
Leaking heater core. Failing AC compressor. Bad first and second gear synchros making it very difficult to shift between 1-2 and 2-1. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Indiana, United States
Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
Aug 2012

106000 mi

US $4500
The engine threw a rod through the block and dumped it self all over the road. There are inherent design problems with the 2.3L MZR Turbo engine that make complete failure very likely. Owners/victims call it ZZB for "Zoom-Zoom-BOOM". 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in California, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2016
Sep 2015

136000 mi

US $450
Driver side rear axle broke 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2010 - Jan 2012
Jun 2011

43000 mi

US $190
Replaced belt tensioner. 
Jul 2011

45000 mi

US $950
Replaced rear brake pads, rotors & calipers (left & right). The rear left caliper was sticking to the rotor, and the pad was completely worn out. 
Aug 2011

46500 mi

US $500
Front Brake pads and rotors replaced. Caliper was sticking. Calipers were serviced. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2010 - May 2011
Sep 2010

78000 mi

US $249
The front right wheel bearing was replaced. Than the car was aligned. 
Mar 2011

87000 mi

US $160
New Front struts and boots. Front wheel bearing that was replaced at 78K miles went bad. The shop covered some of the cost, the hardening of the wheel bearing was done wrong by the manufraturer. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2017
Oct 2013

82500 mi

US $450
Thermostat was stuck open. 
Mar 2014

88000 mi

US $35
Battery clamp bolt fell out, clamp got loose 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in West Virginia, United States
Dec 2009 - Feb 2010
Jan 2010

14000 mi
Clutch pedal squeaked. They couldn't replicate until I made them sit in the car then made it squeak for them. New clutch "switch" ordered. New clutch switch installed. 
Feb 2010

14000 mi
Car had old clutch version which was redesigned and had TSB to replace with newer clutch but dealer would not honor TSB, and said difficult clutch was normal. Tried to get them to three times. Never fixed. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Illinois, United States
Mar 2010 - Jul 2011
Oct 2010

57800 mi

US $100
Drivers side rear shock leaking/blown 
Jul 2011

68000 mi

US $5000
Transfer case had a minor leak when sold. Also bought rear shock but never replaced it. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Vermont, United States
Apr 2010 - Sep 2017
Dec 2010

42000 mi

US $1200
Hesitation resulting from poor fuel pressure from fuel pump. 
Jun 2011

52000 mi
Dust boot on front suspension 
Sep 2011

56000 mi

US $275
Thermostat and temperature gushed were replaced. 
Mar 2012

61000 mi

US $380
Wheel bearing front right wheel was leaking 
Apr 2012

62000 mi

US $350
Replace rear shocks 
Feb 2013

77000 mi

US $135
Boot cover replaced 
Dec 2013

92000 mi

US $620
Replace EGR valve. 
Feb 2014

94000 mi

US $1220
Replaced both lower control arms  and passenger side axle shaft. 
Jun 2015

110000 mi

US $145
Replaced battery. 
Dec 2015

115000 mi

US $850
Replaced both rear calipers. 
Sep 2017

134000 mi

US $1000
Front wheel bearing Replace rear calipers 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Texas, United States
Aug 2013 - Aug 2013
Aug 2013 Power take off (t-case) exploded. Smoking K04 turbocharger. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Colorado, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2017
Aug 2014

36000 mi

US $815
Ball joint failure due to deterioration of seal. Entailed replacement of axle and lower control arm, as boot on axle was also found to have a hole that would lead to problems, and it was proactive to replace now. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Georgia, United States
- Aug 2008
Jan 2007

13000 mi
ECU Flash to correct loss of power. Covered under warranty 
Mar 2007

18000 mi
Clutch assembly was replaced. Covered under warranty 
May 2007

20000 mi
Repaired driver's side front window. Covered under warranty 
Oct 2007

28000 mi
Turbo was replaced. Blown seal causing the car to smoke. Replaced under warranty 
Aug 2008

39000 mi
Excessive engine knock. Broke 1 spark plug and fouled the other 3. Plugs replaced under warranty 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2016 - Apr 2017
Aug 2016

129000 mi

US $500
Failed VVT actuator 
Feb 2017

143000 mi

US $300
Replaced leaking power steering line Replaced failed motor mount 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Colorado, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

120000 mi

US $130
Replaced alternator 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in California, United States
Feb 2017 - Sep 2017
May 2017

78000 mi

US $800
Replaced engine mount 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

86348 mi

US $100
Thermostat, coolant, and serpentine belt replaced. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2015 - Apr 2017
Jun 2015

108000 mi

US $450
Rear passenger caliper froze and needed to be replaced 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2014 - Apr 2015
Nov 2014

123000 mi

US $85
replace headlights 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Iowa, United States
Feb 2013 - Jan 2014
Jul 2013

69000 mi

US $2000
Third gear sequencer shot 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2016
Jun 2014

110000 mi

US $150
Driver side rear upper control arm bolt broke. 
Dec 2014

115000 mi

US $350
Replaced both the rear motor mount and the transmission motor mount. 
Feb 2016

129600 mi

US $1000
Clutch pedal broke, the pressure plate failed distroying the clutch. To fix the car it required a new clutch pedal, new master and slave cyl, new clutch, fly wheel, transmission gear oil. I also replaced rear main seal. Replaced PS Cooler. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2015
Nov 2011

82000 mi

US $200
Thermostat replaced 
Sep 2013

104000 mi

US $800
Key sensor began failing. Mazda refuses to give program codes to non-dealership mechanics. I was forced to wait 5 days for new keys to be shipped w/o access to my car. Includes 2 keys and 1 auxiliary key (small key slides into main key) 
Feb 2014

108000 mi

US $125
EGR Valve cleaned (and one gasket needed to be and was replaced). It took 2 days for the mechanic to have a gasket delivered. Standard tune-up that replaced spark plugs. Check engine light had been on intermittently. Diagnosed as a clogged EGR valve. 
Mar 2014

109000 mi

US $265
PCV valve replaced. Oil had apparently been leaking into other parts of the engine and likely caused previous EGR problem according to mechanic. 
Jun 2014

112000 mi

US $134
Gasket leak found to be root cause of previous issues with oil entering other parts if the engine. Also replaced spark plugs, which were not correct for the Mazdaspeed 6 by local mechanic. Ac blew cold at highway speeds but blew lukewarm when idling or driving slow. Gradually got worse. Recharge included diagnostic, quoted at $1800. Decided to get second opinion, but compressor seized and clutch disintegrated. Compressor and clutch seized and broke apart, sending metal shards throughout the system. Replaced compressor, clutch, expansion valve, condenser assy, flush and recharge. Took 4 days due to hard to find parts. 
Jun 2015

122000 mi
There was a leak in the seal, and the dealer mechanic said $1,100 to replace seal, but no guarantee it'd fix the problem (rough shifting into second gear), and may need transmission replaced later $6,800. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in New Hampshire, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2015
Aug 2014

91000 mi
Power Steering pump replaced Rear wheel bearing went bad, replaced. 
Sep 2014

93000 mi

US $35
Clutch hydraulic line went bad. Clutch system lost all pressure 
Mar 2015

97000 mi

US $200
Rust repair. Light rust on hood, had to clean out fold on front edge. Light rust along edge of trunk lip. Heavy rust/rot on both rear quarter panels. 
May 2015

97000 mi

US $150
Power steering cooler developed leak. Replaced the cooler and all associated lines. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Ohio, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Oct 2009

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. 
Jul 2010

68000 mi

US $630
EGR valve went bad 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014 - Sep 2016
Jun 2014

74400 mi

C $900
REAR WHEEL BEARINGS 
Jun 2015

83700 mi

C $413
ENGINE LITE ON DIAGNOSE, THERMOSATE,REPLACED,AND NEW COOLANT, CLEAR CODE, CHECK ALL HOSES, PRESS TEST COOL SYSTEM ALL CLEAR 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Georgia, United States
May 2007 - Oct 2008
Jun 2007

5000 mi
Replaced fuel pump. OEM turbo seals leaking around 4K miles, took 2 trips in June to get it fixed. Visit 1 - replaced fuel pump, 2 days later still smoking. Visit 2 - 14 days in shop, new Hitachi turbo and gaskets. Problem solved. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Michigan, United States
May 2007 - May 2011
Dec 2008

48000 mi
Transaxle seal damaged, replaced. 
May 2011 Had carbon buildup in turbo valves requiring about $1000 worth of repairs covered by aftermarket warranty right before I sold it. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Ohio, United States
Oct 2007 - Jul 2014
Feb 2008

19000 mi
O2 Sensor malfunction. 
May 2008

23000 mi
Sputter under heavy acceleration. 
Aug 2010

45000 mi
Rust on front edge of hood. Hood was replaced and painted under warranty. 
May 2011

54000 mi

US $70
Exhaust Gas Recirculator (EGR) valve threw a P0401 code. Removed, cleaned, and reinstalled. Drivers side swaybar end link was clunking at low speeds. Replaced the part. 
Dec 2011

60000 mi

US $90
Replaced drivers rear caliper due to seizing on the rotor in cold or rainy conditions. 
Jul 2012

65700 mi

US $200
Abs sensor wire stripped and caliper was seizing again. 
Mar 2013

74000 mi
Performed tsb for steering clunk. 
Jul 2014

87000 mi
Shot wheel bearing 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2008 - May 2011
Mar 2010

20800 mi

US $750
When accelerating with a load on the engine (full car or up a slight grade) from relatively low rpms (2500-3000), the car will sometimes shudder violently, stop accelerating, and ping. Dealer unable to replicate problem despite 20+ mile test drive. Despite undergoing the voluntary TSB reflash Summer '08, the car occasionally stutters when accelerating. It occurs when the car is under load and the driver depresses the throttle from 2500-3500 rpm. Dealer unable to reproduce problem. No fix performed. New tires installed. Alignment performed. 
Apr 2010

24000 mi
Shudder and hesitating under moderate acceleration. I was able to reproduce the problem when I took Mazda tech on a test drive. He recorded data via the OBD-II port and sent to Mazda, who confirmed the issue. 
Jun 2010

26000 mi
Returned again for engine hesitation and shuddering under moderate acceleration. Dealer replaced boost solenoid tube, which was found to be cracked. Problem resolved. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Texas, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2015
Nov 2010

43700 mi
Faulty EGR valve causing CEL to come on 
Feb 2011

47000 mi

US $430
Bushings replaced on front sway bar. Repair not entirely successful. 
Jun 2013

61000 mi

US $550
Replaced front struts. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2007

13020 mi
weeping between engine oil pan and transmission, tech originally dismissed as old assembly oil. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2006 - Sep 2014
Jan 2008

26000 mi
TSB for emissions issue. 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. Check engine light came on, which cuts power to the turbo. They said it was running rich, but never stated a reason. I think they just reset it, but the problem never came back, so it was fixed. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2006 - Mar 2010
Oct 2006

3000 mi
CEL thrown for a bad Tumble Control Valve. New intake manifold was ordered and replaced. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Ohio, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2015
Mar 2007

9000 mi
trunk button for trunk lock did not work--ordered new one 
Apr 2007

10000 mi
New button for trunk lock installed. 
Sep 2007

18000 mi
Power steering noise that was fixed by adding more fluid (apparently it was a bit low) They could not find a leak and it still looks like fluid level is getting lower (albeit very slow). Probably another trip to the dealer is in order in a near future. 
Oct 2007

20000 mi
Whining noise when turning steering wheel, loss of power steering fluid. Steering gear replaced. 
Mar 2008

27000 mi
Smart key was not working all the time - trunk antenna and lock replaced. 
Apr 2013

130700 mi

US $300
New spark plugs and oil 
Nov 2014

148900 mi

US $1100
Brakes/rotors/wheel bearings 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in California, United States
May 2009 - Sep 2017
Mar 2013

38000 mi
Replace clogged EGR valve, free under 7yr CA smog warranty 
Mazda MazdaSpeed6 in Oklahoma, United States
Jun 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

11000 mi
very smokey oil, smoke occasionally extreme; replaced turbo 

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2006 Mazda Mazda6

Engine not specified

Mazda Mazda6 in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2011 - Jul 2016
Dec 2011

78000 mi
Well the Repair was on a 2006 MazdaSpeed 6 and it was leaking from the transfer case which from what ive heard is common with this vehicle but it was fixed for free 

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2006 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Wagon

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

Mazda Mazda6 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jun 2014 - Apr 2017
Sep 2014

96100 mi

C $250
needed repair to pass safety inspection was amking clunking sound 
Oct 2015

102500 mi

C $600
needed brakes and rear calipers......cost of calipers too high 
Mazda Mazda6 in New York, United States
Aug 2010 - Apr 2017
Sep 2014

79000 mi

US $40
Air intake hose replaced due to crackingtearing 
Jan 2015

87000 mi

US $600
Hi beams flakey. Would come on by themselves Leaking waterpump Lower body trim came loose due to cracked clips. Will re visit once part arrives 
Sep 2015

87000 mi

US $800
Exhaust leak Water pump replaced 
Apr 2017

93000 mi

US $20
Still have issues with flashing highbeams 
Mazda Mazda6 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2009 - Sep 2014
Sep 2011

50840 mi
Also some rust on this Mazda. The cable for the lumbar support in the driver's seat snapped some time ago as well. Once the transmission is hot and I'm in 6th, any hard acceleration will cause the transmission to get confused then slam into gear. TSB for this, but I'm not in VIN range. Will have to beg them to warranty it. 
Jan 2012

60320 mi

C $1800
Main PCM replaced - issue not fixed TCM replaced at owner cost - not covered under Powertrain warranty in Canada (it is in the US) Transmission replaced under warranty 
Oct 2012

62620 mi

C $130
Have had 2 Motomaster batteries die in one week. 
Dec 2012

63860 mi

C $350
Suffered sporadic no-start condition. Starter replaced and problem has not reoccurred. 
Feb 2014

83700 mi

C $1500
Oil leak from crankshaft seal repaired.  Suspension components replaced Peeling rust on driver side rear wheel well and arch repaired. 
Sep 2014

88660 mi

C $900
Stuck caliper and full pad/rotor replacement on all four corners 
Mazda Mazda6 in Texas, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2013
Nov 2010

42000 mi

US $280
Driver's side lumbar support broken, fixed under warranty. We were experiencing shock-shifting behavior in 1st to 2nd gear shift. Dealer flushed and replaced transmission fluid. Loud noise from engine compartment on cold start-up. Diagnosed as a bad idler pulley. Belts and pulley replaced under warranty.  
Jun 2013

72000 mi

US $1000
Hose leak Front O2 sensor replaced, also cracked vacuum hose 
Mazda Mazda6 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2011 - May 2014
Mar 2012

94240 mi
2 rear shocks wear leaking, 1really bad the other minor. Replaced all 4 shocks with Bilstiens. 
Sep 2013

122760 mi

C $300
Stabilizer bushings, and serpentine belt 
Apr 2014

129260 mi

C $1100
Install Serpentine belt, air intake hose from airbox to throttle body,  waterpump, antifreeze and cabin filter. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Illinois, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2017
Oct 2012

31000 mi

US $600
Car stalled and check engine light came on. After that, it ran fine. Diagnostics indicated O2 sensor failed plus the injectors needed to be cleaned. 
Jul 2013

49000 mi

US $500
A/C recharge 
May 2014

72000 mi

US $250
The dreaded Mazda 6 purge valve was replaced. 
Dec 2015

108000 mi

US $1350
Rear shocks, front struts, front springs, sway bar links, wheel alignment. All items replaced were original parts. 
Oct 2016

130000 mi

US $800
Replaced water pump and related belts. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2010 - Sep 2017
Apr 2010

39000 mi
Defective drive belt pulley Oil seal leak 
Jun 2013

67000 mi

US $150
Oxygen sensor replaced 
Aug 2013

68700 mi

US $400
power steering fluid line leak 
Mar 2014

76000 mi

US $1300
Oil leak from valve covers Front wheel bearing replaced 
Jun 2015

86000 mi
Recharge, will return in Oct to see if leaks are present 
Mar 2016

90000 mi

US $1345
oil leak rear main seal 
Aug 2017

100000 mi
intermittent starter not working 
Mazda Mazda6 in Texas, United States
May 2012 - Sep 2013
Nov 2012

73100 mi

US $50
recharge AC replace alternator 
Mazda Mazda6 in Illinois, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2013
Mazda Mazda6 in Michigan, United States
Apr 2011 - Jul 2015
Jul 2013

95500 mi

US $60
Whining noise and coolant leaking from the water pump. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2012 - Dec 2012
May 2012

62200 mi

C $2000
water pump leaking leaking head gasket catalytic converter noisy 
Jun 2012

62620 mi

C $250
warning light of the engine on 
Aug 2012

62620 mi

C $2600
Corrosion on bundle wires from motor send all wrong messages to engine, transmission and computer. It took 2 months and 30 hours of labor to find the problem. They changed many parts before finding the problem. 

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2006 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Wagon

215-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda6 in California, United States
Aug 2011 - Apr 2015
Oct 2011

56000 mi

US $700
AC system leak on high pressure hose. Replaced. Oil pan leak, gasket replaced 
Feb 2012

60900 mi

US $140
Cooling flange cracked Engine Mounts and strut loosened 
Mar 2014

85000 mi

US $125
New battery failure after 24 months,60 month battery, suspect underhood heat given battery placement in engine bay. lower engine mount / torgue strut bushing failed. This one only lasted 20k miles. replaced with AWR unit with polyurethane bushings. 
Apr 2014

85500 mi

US $100
Starter bendix sticking, apparently manual transmission models clutch dust accumulation can be hard on this. First rebuild starter marginal though good brand, 2nd OK. 
Dec 2014

92000 mi

US $1265
Clutch replacement, pedal had gotten progressively harder and clutch dust was causing binding in starter bendix, though no problem with clutch engagement or operation. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Colorado, United States
Sep 2008 - Jul 2012
Sep 2008

33000 mi
Replace leaking oil pan gasket under warranty. 

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2006 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

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

Mazda Mazda6 in Colorado, United States
Nov 2013 - Oct 2014
Dec 2013

129000 mi

US $225
Drive belt y tensioner pulley snapped replaced drive belt tensioner pulley, timing belt 
Feb 2014

131900 mi

US $90
Driver side back caliper seized and had tut replace caliper and brake pads 
Mazda Mazda6 in Louisiana, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2010
Apr 2007

1500 mi
6spd Auto Transmission locked up in 3rd gear during passing and had CEL. After stopping and re-starting engine the problem & CEL went away. Dealer CND the problem and there was no code left. ATX seems to slip upon initial acceler. and redlines too easily. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Washington, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2017
Oct 2016

98200 mi

US $250
Air intake hose cracked, replaced hose and boot 
Dec 2016

99000 mi

US $450
Ac compressor failed 
May 2017

68000 mi

US $150
Replace thermostat 
Mazda Mazda6 in Florida, United States
Dec 2016 - Sep 2017
Jan 2017

73000 mi

US $50
Replaced cracked air intake hose (probably original 10yr old) with new Dorman. Had obvious sign of previous "repair" with some kind of caulk or glue applied to cracks. 
Jun 2017

75000 mi

US $189
Water pump had a slow drip. Full water pump assembly replaced with original mazda part ($$), mainly b/c one of the assembly inlet/outlets is made of (11 year old) plastic and therefore liable to break if only pump replaced. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Ohio, United States
Jan 2017 - Apr 2017
Jan 2017

224000 mi

US $206
Limp mode, knock sensor needed replaced. 
Apr 2017

226000 mi
Catalytic converter clogged, estimated cost too much for age/mileage of car, sold for scrap 
Mazda Mazda6 in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2014 - Mar 2016
Oct 2015

112500 mi

US $825
rear pads, rotors & calipers serpentine belt replacement and a gasket leak 
Mazda Mazda6 in Louisiana, United States
Nov 2007 - Apr 2010
Dec 2007

16000 mi
Lumbar in driver seat broken..part replaced. 
Jan 2009

32000 mi
CEL came on. Loose fuel cap triggered CEL. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
Feb 2013

70680 mi

C $220
Oil pressure sensor was replaced. 
Mar 2013

71300 mi

C $445
Timing belt tensioner. 
Mazda Mazda6 in New Mexico, United States
Feb 2007 - Dec 2011
Dec 2007

19000 mi
Warranty replacement of transmission. Auto would downshift to 1st at speed when engaging passing gear. 
Jun 2010

38000 mi
Belt squeal upon A/C cycling while engine is under load. Determined to be compressor clutch allowing belt to slip. Parts ordered but not installed as of 6/30. 
Jul 2010

38000 mi
A/C belt clutch replaced with parts ordered in June; however, accessory belt broke apart three hours later (overtightened?) requiring a tow back to the dealership. New belt put on the next day, no further issues at this time. 
May 2011

48000 mi

US $470
A/C not blowing cold, diagnosed as leaking hose at the compressor. Parts ordered for later return for repair. Leaking A/C hose replaced. 
Dec 2011

52000 mi
Replaced RF constant velocity joint boot due to cracking observed during routine transmission service. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2007 - Jul 2016
Jun 2009

55800 mi

C $15
Headlight replacement. 
Apr 2012

81220 mi

C $230
Exhaust flex pipe rusted. Replaced. 
Sep 2014

104160 mi

C $154
Replace coolant fan module, fan loud and would stay on after car shutoff. 
May 2016

117880 mi

C $300
Tensioner froze, belt thrown off, drove on battery until it died. Both replaced, battery charged. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Texas, United States
Jan 2007 - Jun 2011
Nov 2008

43000 mi
A/C would blow warm air at times when the car would come to a stop. A new TSB issued recently deals with the problem. 
Apr 2009

49000 mi
A leaking motor mount was discovered by mechanic. Part had to be ordered first in order to fix. Motor mount replaced. 
Feb 2010

61000 mi

US $300
Bad Knock Sensor was causing a check engine light and reduced performance. Knock sensor was replaced and I had 60,000 mile maintenance done as well. 
Apr 2010

64000 mi

US $200
Started feeling slight hesitation during acceleration. When fuel gauge got down to below 1/4 of a tank it would hesitate badly and car would lurch. Problem resolved by replacing fuel pump. 
Nov 2010

73000 mi

US $164
Knock Sensor went bad again. 
Dec 2010

75000 mi

US $61
Knock Sensor issue returned after a couple of weeks. Decided to replace myself instead of taking to dealership due to rental car costs even though the part and labor was under warranty. Has not come back since. 
Mazda Mazda6 in New Mexico, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

67000 mi
Vehicle will slip gears when car is above 40 coasting and the throttle is push moderate to full press. The car will try to find a gear, lock, jerk, and then let go red lining out of gear until pedal pressure is removed. 

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2006 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

215-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda6 in Kansas, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

45000 mi
oil pan leak 
Mazda Mazda6 in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2012 - Jan 2013
Nov 2012

110560 mi

C $150
Front spark plug popped out of the engine for no reason, have to put a helicoil. No other colateral demage, i got lucky. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2008 - Feb 2016
Jan 2010

50000 mi
Rattle in steering column and rattle on right front side airbag cover. Dealer serviced for airbag cover did not fix (under warranty). Post warranty I removed airbag cover and fixed noise and lubricated steering linkage (TSB) to fix rattle. Issues fix 
Jan 2014

111000 mi

US $300
Engine Mount (T-bone) replaced. 

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2006 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda6 in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2012 - Jan 2016
Jul 2014

144200 mi

US $120
Inner C/V boot cover. Passenger side. 
Jun 2015

165000 mi

US $410
PCV hose and PCV gasket replaced. Head cover gasket replaced. 
Sep 2015

171000 mi

US $70
Rusted cable to the starter. Car was hesitant to start. At the same time battery died. 
Mazda Mazda6 in North Carolina, United States
- Mar 2006
Mar 2006

13000 mi
Transaxle slippage. Repaired under warranty. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Michigan, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

98000 mi

US $1000
Replace front struts and lower control arms. Ignition switch key reminder buzzer will not stop beeping with key out of ignition switch causing key fob not to operate or doors to be locked from drivers door lock switch 
Mazda Mazda6 in Georgia, United States
May 2010 - Jul 2016
Dec 2013

81000 mi

US $379
Thermostat housing had to be replaced and the temperature gauge was running too cold 
Mazda Mazda6 in Texas, United States
Jul 2014 - Apr 2015
Mar 2015

170000 mi
Driver headlight out and wiper blades needed replacement 
Mazda Mazda6 in Indiana, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2016
Mar 2015

140000 mi

US $350
Right rear wheel bearing shot, sounded like I had snow tires! r&r of assembly 
Mazda Mazda6 in Oregon, United States
Jan 2008 - Sep 2017
Nov 2015

60000 mi

US $165
Purge valve had to be replaced. 
Jun 2017

74000 mi
defective passenger's airbag replaced 
Mazda Mazda6 in Maryland, United States
May 2009 - Apr 2011
Jul 2009

68000 mi

US $300
New shocks and front struts. 
Oct 2010

88000 mi
The MAF sensor, the PCV hose, and the gas cap were replaced. 
Mazda Mazda6 in California, United States
May 2007 - Jul 2013
May 2012

50300 mi

US $50
Needed recharge of AC 
Jul 2013

55000 mi
AC completely shot. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Indiana, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2017
Sep 2012

54000 mi

US $102
Replaced the original battery 
Feb 2015

76000 mi

US $1455
Replaced intake manifold, oxygen sensor, spark plugs, and burned out parking headlight 
Aug 2015

76300 mi

US $399
Replaced Thermostat and hose that was leaking 
Jan 2016

74800 mi

US $780
The timing belt jumped and had to be replaced. Also replaced was oil and spark plugs. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Israel
Nov 2010 - May 2013
Aug 2011

57660 mi
Wiring system on left outboard main headlight and connectors burned out. Wiring and connectors needed replacment. Repair took place after light main headlights kept burning out or failing. 
Sep 2012

65100 mi
Rear Bumper ties break easily. Needed to place a screw into one of the right-side rear bumper to keep it from falling off. 
Nov 2012

65720 mi

$350
The bent Sway bar was replaced. 
Mazda Mazda6 in California, United States
Jun 2008 - Dec 2010
Nov 2008

36000 mi
Clock shorted out. Would not keep time 
Sep 2010

66000 mi

US $70
Gas cap and evap check valve 

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2006 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda6 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Sep 2017
May 2013

83080 mi

C $348
Day 1 was brakes, pads and rotors. Day2 was a new caliper rear passenger side 
Jan 2014

98040 mi

C $574
Rough start, check engine light. Replaced PVC intake hoses. A week later, check engine light on again. Took to a different dealership. After changing, pvc hoses, mass air flow sensor, oxygen sensor, changed fuel pump. 
Nov 2014

96100 mi

C $791
First, Battery light on over 2500 rpm. After about 200km on highway, all lights on, then car died. Towed to dealer. Ordered alternator and installed. All good now. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Missouri, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2015
Jul 2015

121700 mi

US $300
The thermostat was stuck open. This is a hard job per where the device is located behind the passenger side wheel. Mileage improved greatly after the fix. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Ohio, United States
Jul 2015 - Apr 2017
Feb 2016

94300 mi

US $1000
Clutch replaced 
Jun 2016

100000 mi

US $240
caliper replaced 
Mazda Mazda6 in Utah, United States
May 2014 - Mar 2017
Jun 2014

60000 mi
Screw for the driver side sun visor constantly comes loose. Has to be tightened every two months or so. Screw for the driver side sun visor constantly comes loose. Has to be tightened every two months or so. 
May 2015

115300 mi

US $250
Engine temp sensor went out. Had to have it replaced. 
Oct 2015

116000 mi

US $2500
Tensioner on timing chain went bad. Skipper several cogs. All valves destroyed, two pistons destroyed. Had to replace engine. 
Mazda Mazda6 in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2017
Sep 2013

115000 mi

US $100
Replaced driver's seat belt. Was torn and did not retract correctly. 
Apr 2015

120200 mi

US $2500
Whining tranny, and hard to get in gear. Upon opening discovered problems that req'd replacement with a used unit. Also did clutch. 
May 2015

120300 mi

US $500
Check engine light, plus minor drivability problems. Message was bank 1 lean. Reset once, came back in a week or so. Replaced solenoid and valve in the intake runner. 
Sep 2015

121000 mi

US $310
Check engine light back on (see previous repair). This time, changed O2 sensor 
Nov 2015

122000 mi

US $350
Check engine light came on again, same code. Mechanic narrowed it down to MAF sensor or fuel pump. Changed MAF for a week to see if that fixed it - it seems to have. 

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2006 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Hatch

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

Mazda Mazda6 in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2012 - Jul 2013
Feb 2013

72600 mi

US $95
Replace front lightbulb, which requires major sub-assembly removal/replacement on this vehicle. 
Mar 2013

75000 mi

US $60
Hatchback struts failed, needed replacing 
Jun 2013

79000 mi

US $1450
Shocks/struts worn, needed replacing. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Oregon, United States
Oct 2016 - Nov 2016
Nov 2016

141000 mi

US $48
Car was sputtering and cutting out a lot, especially under load and up hills. I replaced all 6 ignition coil packs. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2006 - Jun 2017
Sep 2013

37820 mi

C $791
Ignition coil on cylinder number 1 was toast. Car ran rough as not running on all cylinders. As check engine light was flashing I had to tow it to the dealership for diagnosis. Towing charge $104, repair cost including taxes $791. 
Jan 2017

54660 mi
Hatch struts worn out 
Mazda Mazda6 in California, United States
Sep 2007 - Sep 2016
May 2009

51000 mi

US $430
Cable for driver's seat lumbar adjustment broke so the lumbar support was replaced. 
Apr 2011

72800 mi

US $1000
AC compressor and a couple of other parts (don't remember) were replaced. Dealer had to order parts 2 separate times, requiring a total of three days in the shop. 
Mar 2012

83000 mi

US $43
Replaced hatchback lift supports. 
May 2014

107100 mi
Leak in AC Water pump replaced 
Sep 2016

134000 mi

US $370
Cracked air intake was replaced and an unrelated fuse was replaced. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Texas, United States
Jul 2009 - Dec 2011
Jun 2011

70000 mi

US $160
bad bushing 
Oct 2011

75800 mi

US $200
Bad bushing 
Mazda Mazda6 in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2009 - Apr 2013
Jan 2013

106640 mi

C $449
Water pump failed. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Virginia, United States
Apr 2011 - May 2012
Apr 2011

95000 mi

US $84
Replaced O2 sensor myself with new one from local auto store. Simple switch. 

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2006 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Hatch

215-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda6 in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2006 - Sep 2017
Oct 2007

18000 mi
Windshield wipers quit working. Dealer advised an electrical contact was loose in steering column. Fixed w/in 1 hour of bringing it in. Said he had never seen this in a Mazda6 before. 
Mar 2014

85000 mi

US $400
Replaced oil pan gasket. Car was slowly leaking oil. 
Mar 2015

97000 mi

US $150
Struts that hold rear hatch open failed. Hatch would stay up. Had them replaced (2). 
Sep 2015

103000 mi

US $375
Master/Slave cylinders on clutch failed & were replaced. 
Mar 2017

119000 mi

US $250
Master cylinder on clutch failed & had to be replaced 
Mazda Mazda6 in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2010 - Sep 2011
Jan 2011

97340 mi

C $250
Tie rod 
Mar 2011

99200 mi

C $100
replace water pump,  crank seal, oil pan seal,  drive axle seal,  and fuel return vapor solenoid.  
Mazda Mazda6 in New Hampshire, United States
Oct 2012 - Sep 2017
Dec 2013

103000 mi

US $120
CEL - running too lean. Examined intake accordion hose and found large crack allowing extra air into throttle after MAF sensor. Replaced accordion hose and CEL cleared itself after a few driving cycles. 
Jun 2014

108000 mi

US $103
Heard squeak and clunk noises when shifting; mechanic found motor mounts were very loose. Replaced one missing bolt, tightened all mounts, and problem was solved. 
Feb 2016

120400 mi

US $50
Rear window defroster quit working. Shop said replacement is only guaranteed solution, but I asked them to try fixing the broken tab (connection). It didn't fix the problem though. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2017
Oct 2009

18500 mi
Lumbar Support repair for Driver's Seat Warranty Repair of Driver's Seat Lumbar Support 
Mar 2010

24984 mi

US $80
Front-end Alignment 
Jul 2011

41999 mi

US $300
Replaced cracked rear transmission mount Replace Rear Transmission Mount 
Dec 2011

46546 mi

US $59
Replaced Hatch Lift Supports 
Jan 2012

85800 mi

US $59
Had to replace Lift Supports for Hatch. 
Mar 2012

50000 mi

US $50
Smell of oil burning. Had dealership check for MTX, Oil Pan, Valve Cover, Brake and Timing Cover leaks. No issue found, if it re-occurs, dealership would like me to bring in at no charge. 
Oct 2012

57065 mi

US $874
Oil leak from around valve covers. Replaced valve covers, gaskets and seals. Oil leak from around valve covers. Replaced valve covers, gaskets and seals. 
Jul 2013

68136 mi

US $373
Purge valve stuck in open position - replaced. 
Aug 2013

68936 mi

US $373
Purge valve stuck in open position - replaced. 
Jul 2014

78312 mi

US $587
Right front strut was leaking. Had both struts replaced and front end alignment performed Right front strut was leaking. Had both struts replaced and front end alignment performed 

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2006 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda6 in Georgia, United States
Sep 2008 - Feb 2015
Dec 2008

51000 mi
Noticed a random buzzing in stereo for sometime, but unable to duplicate during last routine maintenance, so took to another dealership and they found the problem and diagnosed with an internal audio failure and replaced with new head unit under warranty. 
Jan 2009

53000 mi
During overnight frigid temps, the display for clock/temp/radio won't turn on until car warms up. Told by shop there is a Technical Service Bulletin regarding this and just need to book an appointment with dealership to repiar. 
May 2011

110000 mi

US $600
Alternator went bad and had to be replaced. 
Oct 2012

133000 mi

US $1000
Had the wheel bearing replaced as it had started to wear out. Had the axle replaced in addition to wheel bearing. Mechanic discovered lower control arm bushing was torn and replaced part during rest of service. 
Feb 2015

156000 mi

US $65
Power locks stopped working diagnosed issue during routine oil change 
Mazda Mazda6 in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2012 - Sep 2017
Feb 2013

81100 mi

C $600
Parking break locking up. Replaced parking brake cable. 
Jan 2014

81400 mi

C $800
Car was running rough and surging on idle. No engine code. Dealer replaced spark plugs and updated ECM. After update a code indicatinig Oxegen sensor 1 defective. Replaced. 
Sep 2014

87420 mi

C $350
Rear Calipers passenger side not fully releasing, drivers side not fully engaging. Replaced both rear calipers. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2006 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

24180 mi

C $220
Creaking in steering, present since day one. Finally a TSB was issued. Fix was to lube intermediate shaft in steering column. 3 years to properly fix this problem! 
Mazda Mazda6 in Texas, United States
Dec 2007 - Sep 2015
Dec 2012

100000 mi

US $32
Replaced cooling system thermostat. Was sticking open causing engine not to maintain proper temperature. Generated Fault code: P0125. Symptoms: occasional rough idle and reduced fuel mileage by about 2 to 3 mpg 
Jan 2014

113300 mi

US $265
A/C compressor discharge hose leaked. Replaced hose, evacuated and recharged system. Cost of hose $75. Cost of refrigerant $16. Remainder of cost was for tools to complete repair. 
Sep 2015

131000 mi
5spd ATX developed pronounced shift shock usually between 3rd and 4th gears. Got worse over time. Especially bad when accelerating harder than normal or going uphill. Trans fluid changes regularly. Bad solenoid chamber/housing. 

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2006 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda6 in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2014 - Oct 2014
Jan 2014

130200 mi

C $250
calipers 
Oct 2014

157480 mi

C $300
thermostat 
Mazda Mazda6 in New South Wales, Australia
Nov 2014 - Sep 2017
Dec 2014

83700 mi
Passenger side exterior door handle loose (but still functional) 
Feb 2015

86180 mi

A $40
Plug for passenger front window came loose. Highly likely that this was the dealer "fixing" the door handle at previous service. Plug was reseated - "click" - and everything was fine. 
Oct 2016

102500 mi

A $50
Water drains at lower of door blocked, causing water ingress. Dealer blew out drains with compressed air. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Oregon, United States
Feb 2017 - Sep 2017
Mar 2017

130000 mi

US $100
P0126 code, coolant temp wouldn't go above 160. ECT bad/thermostat stuck open. Replaced both. Engine started boiling over, radiator cap not holding pressure. Replaced. 
Jun 2017

133000 mi

US $120
Oil pan drain plug stripped out during oil change. Replaced with after market oil pan. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
Jun 2013

60760 mi

C $120
Clutch sticking at first. Then clutch completely seized. Brought to dealer and had it repaired under extended warranty but had to pay a deductible. 

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2006 Mazda Mazda6 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Mazda Mazda6 in California, United States
Nov 2006 - Dec 2015
Jun 2015

100000 mi

US $200
Coolant sensor 

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