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2006 Mazda Miata MX-5

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2006 Mazda Miata MX-5 Problems

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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.

2006 Mazda Miata MX-5 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., April 28, 2006

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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 Questions and Answers

Gene Sanders, 2006 Mazda Miata MX-5, Sierra Vista, AZ

I have a engine check light that comes on about once a week, engine code P2402,I have replaced the gas cap with a mazda brand.

BILLIUM, 2006 Mazda Miata MX-5, Erlanger, KY

Just bought a 2006 MX-5 .I would like to be able to throw a dounut in the truck for longer trips for piece of mind. Any suggestions as far as fitting into truck and onto car . Currently have (17 in...

yjunebug53, 2006 Mazda Miata MX-5, Encinitas, CA

Will mot start anywhere

yjunebug53, 2006 Mazda Miata MX-5, Encinitas, CA

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

ron95650, 2006 Mazda Miata MX-5, Crescent City, CA

Has been in garage over winter but started once in a while. I use premium gas. What else could be wrong? Does light come on at a certain mileage just for maintenance?

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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 car and it is a shame the Dealer won't try harder to get so of the issues resolved. I more I read what others have as problems the more I see a pattern of similar issues.


I love my 2006 MX - 5 with only 13,00 miles with one exception. Every since I bought the car I have had a check engine light that always seems to be lit. The car has been taken to the dealer for repairs numerous times. They have said i did not replace the gas cap twice, replaced the gas cap, replaced the gas filler pipe; but the light is still on 60% of the time. Now It has failed its Calif. emissions test, not for emissions, but a computer glitch related to a sensor.
Mazda has denied my emissions warranty.

I did a lot of research on this particular mx5 before looking for one. It has surpassed my expectations and I love to drive this car, especially with the soft top down. After six months of looking at other sports cars, Mazda was the best choice. To drive one is to want one.

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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