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2016 Mazda Mazda6 repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (17%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 54 repairs.
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2016 Mazda Mazda6 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (23%)

< $100 (56%)

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Chart based on 43 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Wagon

189-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda6 in Victoria, Australia
May 2016 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

2480 mi
regularly malfunctioning MZD infotainment system, takes far too long to load, restarts, and vice activation is very inconsistent Was told after 5 days that system does not work with >32gb of music. This was not disclosed before purchase. 

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2016 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

184-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda6 in Indiana, United States
Aug 2016 - Nov 2021
Jul 2018

29000 mi
Noticed a flat tone when driving with windows down above 25 mph. Dealer diagnosed a bad left front wheel bearing. Replaced under warranty. Noise gone. 
Aug 2021

55000 mi

US $150
Transmission would violently downshift when passing on the highway. Dealer reflashed the pcm which resolved the issue. Drives great! 
Mazda Mazda6 in California, United States
Sep 2016 - Jul 2018
Jun 2018

21000 mi
Clear coat peeling from wheels; all 4 wheels replaced. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Alabama, United States
Jun 2016 - Jul 2018
May 2018

21000 mi

US $60
Oil change. No problem while motor was hot but when parked leaked. Took to another dealer and they said oil drain plug loose. It was tightened but leak continued. Contacted Mazda NA Service Rep because dealer said they'd have to charge to replace oil (car is still 1 year and 12K in warranty). The Mazda Rep contacted dealer and basically told them to fix the problem under warranty. Super nice and customer oriented at the National Level. Problem turned out to be a crimped oil drain washer (it has a lip on the inner ring which was crushed on one side). This allowed the oil to leak when engine was cold but as the motor heated up it expanded the crimp on the metal washer so it did not leak when hot. Very displeased with the 2 dealers on their response to me about the issue. One dealer in Alabama and one in Texas. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Texas, United States
Feb 2015 - Jan 2022
Jul 2015

2300 mi
Clock will not keep time. Random time when car started, then often won't advance. Dealer initially thought I set it wrong. Reflash failed to fix. Offering to replace audio system, but decided not to for now. Hope future software update will fix. 
Sep 2016

10000 mi
Trip was to finally have the clock on the center navigation/comm/entertainment display repaired. Had gone through 2 previous service reps trying to get this problem, which was reported in April 2015 addressed. Clock would not advance. 
Oct 2017

13000 mi

US $281
Rear passenger window glass spontaneosly shattered due to no apparent cause. Had to have the window glass replaced. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Washington, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

28400 mi
The clearcoat/paint on all 4 wheels was starting to flake off. This apparently is a common problem with the Grand Touring model with wheels sourced from one of Mazda's suppliers. The dealer replaced all 4 wheels free of charge with no hassle. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Maryland, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2022
Nov 2019

45000 mi

US $45
Pads for front and rear were replaced. Rotors were OK and will be changed on next brake job. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Manitoba, Canada
Oct 2020 - Jun 2022
Jan 2022

55800 mi
Heater & Signals stopped working. Disconnected battery & reconnected after 15 minutes. Everything went back to normal. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Texas, United States
Jan 2020 - Jan 2022
Feb 2020

48000 mi
Mazda Mazda6 in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2021 - Jun 2022
Sep 2021

62620 mi

C $1000
Front struts and rear shocks replaced 
Apr 2022

63674 mi

C $200
Excessive noise and hydraulic fluid leaking from serpentine belt automatic tensioner. R & R serpentine belt; belt tensioner, and water pump belt. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Florida, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2021
Jun 2021

108893 mi

US $3500
Number 2 Piston Rod bearing spun and disintegrated. Catastrophic failure. Repair attempted. Traded in January 2022. 
Mazda Mazda6 in New York, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2022
May 2021

68000 mi

US $900
leak in timing chain housing 
Jul 2021

70000 mi

US $850
oil pan seal replaced due to oil leak 
Oct 2021

72000 mi

US $750
dealer replaced infotainment system computer 
Mazda Mazda6 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Sep 2016 - Jun 2022
Jan 2022

42197 mi

C $2265
Broken drive belt replaced Replace front and rear brake pads and rotors. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Virginia, United States
May 2017 - Feb 2022
Oct 2017

18000 mi

US $660
Rotor needed to be replaced. 
Dec 2021

49000 mi

US $2100
Oil pan gasket leak 
Mazda Mazda6 in California, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

6500 mi

US $20
Seat belt Harness was inspected and repaired 
Mazda Mazda6 in New York, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

11000 mi
GPS lost signal. Software update corrected it. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Florida, United States
Oct 2015 - Jan 2022
Jan 2017 The clock (part of the "infotainment system)stopped working...It resets to aroun 6:20 AM every time I start the car regardless of how long I drive. The dealer tried updating software but determined a controller is bad for infotainment systm 
Mazda Mazda6 in New York, United States
Mar 2016 - Feb 2019
Jul 2016

7000 mi
Drivers seat (manual) height adjustment compromised from date of delivery. Would not adjust up with weight on seat... dealer, warranty replaced broken part(s). Successful repair, zero cost, two days downtime, loaner provided. 
Mazda Mazda6 in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2018
Jul 2016

13000 mi
GPS Antenna not sending signal to Nav 
Jun 2017

24000 mi
A/C Compressor replaced due to failure. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Massachusetts, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2022
Oct 2015

9000 mi
Dome light bulb in passenger compartment failed. Dealer replaced free of charge, said it was unusual to have a failure this early. Also, tire rotation, oil and filter change. 
Jul 2021

142000 mi

US $700
Replace front rotors due to warping and wear. 
Dec 2021

156000 mi

US $440
Check engine light was thrown. When inspected coolant was very low and car was not producing heat in the Passenger compartment. Mechanic noted that it might be due to TSB 07-007/17. Restored coolant and ran for while, but noted that coolant was going into the heater unit hot and coming back at a much lower temp. Said they're usually a similar temp. He recommended doing a total coolant flush and to monitor the cabin heat in the meantime. Replaced Drive belt and water pump belts. Mechanic noted wear during work on cooling system. Replaced sparkplugs. 
May 2022

165000 mi

US $225
Rear passenger seatbelt was not working. Dealer found something "sticky and hard" wedged in, likely some kind of candy. Removed and cleaned out, functional again. No charge. 
Mazda Mazda6 in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2017
Jan 2016

7200 mi
On GT models with the dark gray wheels, the coating on the wheels is peeling. Dealer inspected for damaged and determined it was a defect. Dealer sent wheel serial IDs to Mazda. Waiting on approval for new wheels. 
Jul 2016

10000 mi
Clearcoat finish on all four wheels was peeling 
Mazda Mazda6 in Virginia, United States
May 2015 - Aug 2016
Mar 2016

7000 mi
clear coat failing on all four wheels 
Jun 2016

12000 mi
clear coat on wheels failing, Mazda discontinued wheels, dealer had wheels prof. refinished. Mazda tried to get us to take silver wheels, ours from factory were black. 
Jul 2016

12000 mi
Mazda discontinued the real dark wheels that came on the early 2016 6s. So the dealer had a silver set painted black for us. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Ohio, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2018
Jul 2017

47000 mi

US $150
Replaced rear shock 
Mazda Mazda6 in Texas, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2022
Nov 2016

10600 mi
Passenger door lock squeaked Rattle present in both front doors that was heard when driving 65+ mph. 
Dec 2017

29000 mi
Oil filter panel became loose and fell off 
Mazda Mazda6 in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2017 - Dec 2017
Feb 2017

20000 mi
A noise coming from the AC ventilator. It was not there before, just popped up. Since it is not so much disturbing, I decided to stay with it. 

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2016 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

184-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda6 in Arizona, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2017

19000 mi

US $125
Battery completely dead (0.75VDC) with less than 10 days of being parked/no running. 
Aug 2017

33000 mi

US $200
All 4 rotors warped. Cannot wait to get rid of this POS. 
Mazda Mazda6 in California, United States
Jan 2017 - Feb 2019
Jan 2018

12000 mi
Both rear door locks failed 
Mazda Mazda6 in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2016 - Jan 2022
Dec 2021

54000 mi

US $120
the belt tensioner started leaking. There is a redesigned OEM replacement part that is supposed to fix this premature failure issue which I purchased (there is a TSB for this problem up to MY 2016 I believe). I replaced the accessory serpentine and "stretchy" water pump belts as well for maintenance. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Iowa, United States
Dec 2015 - Mar 2020
Apr 2018

35500 mi
radio kept freezing up. Took in for the radio to be reflashed. Installed latest version of MazdaConnect. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2016 - Nov 2018
Aug 2018

37000 mi

US $98
Brake pedal pulsation due to front rotor thickness variation. Replaced front rotors and pads. 
Mazda Mazda6 in Georgia, United States
Sep 2016 - Oct 2019
Jan 2017

7500 mi
Transmission loose/floppy when shifting into fourth gear sometimes. Also occasionally (lightly) grinds into that gear. Dealer reproduced first issue, but not second. Claimed (incorrectly) it was not an issue. No work was done. 
Feb 2017

8000 mi
Accelerator was slightly loose and shifting from side to side when depressed. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
Nov 2017

14450 mi
Excessive vibration in steering wheel and cabin at highway speeds due to road force imbalance in tires. Dealer performed road force balance, issue largely resolved. Stated issue was due to tire construction and will only be fully resolved when tires are replaced. 

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2016 Mazda Mazda6 4dr Sedan

143-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda6 in Great Britain
Feb 2016 - Jun 2022
Feb 2018

17000 mi
One of the rear seats has failed to latch back in the upright position since new and is still not doing this 100 percent of the time despite 3 trips to the dealer and replacement parts 

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