2006 Mazda Miata MX-5 Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2006 Mazda Miata MX-5

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2006 Mazda Miata MX-5 Problems

Ticking Noise From Engine Due to Sticking Valve Lash Adjusters

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

based on 5 customer 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...
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 Cal...
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.

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