2006 Mazda Miata MX-5 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Mazda Miata MX-5

2006 Mazda Miata MX-5 Problems

Ticking Noise From Valve Lash Adjusters Due to Infrequent Oil Changes

A loud ticking noise (hydraulic valve lifter noise) may be heard from the top of the engine, particularly when the engine is still cold. The noise may occur more frequently on higher mileage vehicles; Hydraulic valve lash adjusters may need to be replaced to correct this issue. Following the maintenance schedule for oil changes will also help prevent a recurrence of the noise.

Check Engine Light Due to Improperly Manufactured Threads on Fuel Filler Pipe

Some models may have a problem where the Check Engine light illuminates indicating an improperly tightened fuel cap. Due to improperly manufactured threads on the fuel filler pipe, the filler pipe may need to be replaced.

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2006 Mazda Miata MX-5 Questions

My Engine light just came on (1 answer)

It's only been on since this morning and it isn't flashing, it's staying on. It only has less than 15,000 miles. What could this mean? It seems to run fine.

Car will not start (1 answer)

Have changed out battery and still does not start. It was running fine then just stopped

My car will not start, it is not the battery,any ideas? (1 answer)

Will mot start anywhere

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2006 Mazda Miata MX-5 Recalls

Horn Contact May Separate from the Steering Column During Airbag Deployment

If the driver's airbag were to deploy in an extremely low ambient temperature, the bolt attaching the horn contact assembly to the steering wheel hub may fail. Should this occur, the horn assembly may separate and could injure the driver. Dealers will replace the driver's front airbag to correct this concern. The Mazda recall number is 3906C.

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2006 Mazda Miata MX-5 Reviews

I purchased my MX-5 new and for the most part it has been great. I have 18,000 miles I seem to have the same problem as others. The check engine light is on some of the time and the Dealer charges $92.00 to clear the error, several times! there is never anything wrong or so they say. There must be an electrical problem because the battery goes dead after sitting for a few days. It's a fun c...
Red soft top 5 speed and 34,000miles - no problems great car. Have also had oil services. Replaced Air filter with K&N after 1000miles. Original tires.
The finish has been poor from the start. Mazda dealer did some polishing but I would expect perfect from a NEW car. 3 batteries in 2 1/2 years even with a smart charger over 36000 kms on car. I have 4 cars and 2 motorcycles and I dont have anywhere near the problem with them. there is a gremblin in the charging system and Mazda wont acknowledge that there IS a problem. my 2 cents.

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