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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata repairs by problem area

Engine (0%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (49%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 35 repairs.
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (100%)

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Chart based on 17 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible

155-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual RWD

Mazda MX-5 Miata in Arizona, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2017

5000 mi
Replaced Manual Transmission 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Washington, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2017

10000 mi
Leaking evaporator 
Apr 2018

20000 mi
Overhead dome light wiring came loose - windshield surround was removed to repair. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in New York, United States
Jan 2016 - Mar 2018
Dec 2016

5000 mi
Wear marks on both sides of convertible top. Noise from rear of vehicle when driving over small bumps in road 
Feb 2018

11000 mi
Rear brake pads and calipers replaced under warranty to address noise issue. Convertible top assembly (soft top cloth and frame) replaced due to wear marks, both sides 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2017

15000 mi
Tire pressure monitor error. Dealer reset system for no charge. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Illinois, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

12000 mi
Blind spot monitors would shut down in heavy rain or traffic. Known issue. Mazda replaced sensors. 
Aug 2017

14000 mi
The transmission essentially disintegrated. Swap it out for a factory new transmission 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Florida, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

9500 mi
Known issue with early build Miata's. 2nd gear failure. Transmission replaced under warranty. Top was showing abnormal wear marks as indicated by a TSB. Top was replaced under warranty. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in New Mexico, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

26500 mi
Top replaced under warranty, excess wear for mileage on seams and exterior rubbing. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in California, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2016

2500 mi
There is noise from the rear suspension. Fixed with a part from the factory by the dealer. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Missouri, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2017

445 mi
Convertible top straps failed at overhead point on passenger side. Dealer replaced both straps as per TSB. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2016 - Jul 2018
Jun 2016

1860 mi
Inner headliner detached from rear window. I was easily able to reattach it. Factory recall bulletin for modified attachment system was installed. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

3000 mi
a strap in the convertible top broke requiring a replacement top. seat belt retractor needed tensioning 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2015 - May 2017
Oct 2015 Convertible top not aligned properly rear window not properly attached to soft top rail 
Sep 2016

3000 mi
inner convertible top liner installed incorrectly at the plant, detaches and blocks rear visibility when top down convertible top misaligned at factory, causing rattles at the locking mechanism 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Rhode Island, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

4000 mi
Replaced Blind Spot Monitoring Sensors under a TSB. I noticed that they were randomly turning off. Car had to be stopped to turn them back on. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Virginia, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

5000 mi
Clicking noise coming from improperly torqued differential bolts repaired. TSB issued for this problem. 
Feb 2017

11000 mi
Door seals were replaced via TSB due to noise when rolling windows down. Rattles from convertible top. Excessive heat entering cabin from heater core. TSB was issued for this condition and an insulator from later production cars was installed. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in California, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

7200 mi
Convertible top was replaced under warranty due to slight wear when putting it up and down. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Florida, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

4000 mi
Inner lining on soft top kept coming loose at back window, hinder view. Mazda installed J Clips to hold lining in place. There is a Mazda TSB on this issue 
Jun 2017

6000 mi
The infotainment screen began to delaminate in the top right corner. The dealer replaced the part under warranty 
Sep 2017

7500 mi
Inner lining of cloth top came loose at back window. New Clips installed to replace clips installed in February 2017 that failed to hold the lining in place. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

6000 mi
Cloth roof was frayed and worn in several spots 

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible

129-horsepower 1.5L I4 6-speed manual RWD

Mazda MX-5 Miata in Great Britain
Jan 2018 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

10700 mi
Diagnosed by mechanic as windscreen washer motor failure needing replacement. Was going on trip to Europe so decided to live with it temporarily. Intention to replace it on return in may 2018. Also the multimedia button for home and music system has lost its click spring and is stuck. Tyre pressure monitor on dash board keeps showing up as failed needing to be reset, especially if sometimes go across potholes . tyres and pressure in good condition. Unsure if previous owner did not replace monitors when changed tyres. Will try and resolve it in next few months. 

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