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Mazda Problems

Engine -- Verified

Defective or worn out ignition coils can cause engine misfires and Check Engine Light illumination. If the problem is severe enough engine performance will suffer and the Check Engine light will flash on and off.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The DPFE (differential pressure feedback EGR) sensor tends to fail. The DPFE sensor monitors function of the EGR valve by measuring pressure changes in the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system. Symptoms of a failing DPFE sensor are hesitation or stumbling when driving along with illumination of the Check Engine Light.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

If the climate control's heat/cold knob is not adjusting to the desired temperature, a new climate control unit may be needed.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Rattling noises from the front suspension while driving over rough roads can be caused by defective front sway bar bushings. Replacing the bushings with the updated design is a common repair.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Mazda Recalls (Recent)

Mazda Recall 95V103005

Body, Interior & Misc., December 15, 1995

Summary:

THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.

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Mazda Recall 97V211000

Body, Interior & Misc., March 31, 1998

Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FRONT SEAT AUTOMATIC SHOULDER BELTS. THE RAIL OF THE AUTOMATIC SHOULDER BELT CAN WEAR SUFFICIENTLY SUCH THAT THE CABLE WHICH RETRACTS THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAN BECOME JAMMED IN THE RAIL RENDERING THE SHOULDER BELT INOPERATIVE.

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Mazda Recall 93E035000

Brakes, September 30, 1993

Summary:

THE GROOVE FOR THE REAR WHEEL BEARING RETAINER RING WAS INCORRECTLY MACHINED.

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Ford Recalls Firestone Wilderness AT and Radial ATX Tires on Multiple Trucks and SUVs

Drive Train, August 26, 2000
RepairPal Expert Overview:

Ford has recalled Firestone Wilderness AT and Radial ATX tires installed on multiple lines of Ford trucks from 1991 to 2000. On some tires, under extreme conditions, the tread could separate, which can cause immediate tire failure. This may lead to a loss of vehicle control, injury, and death. Dealers replaced the affected tires.

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Mazda Recall 05E065000

Engine, September 27, 2005

Summary:

CERTAIN SPX FILTRAN FUEL FILTERS WITH A 45-DEGREE ANGLE INLET TUBE, MODEL 800F350-S1, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT FILTERS FOR 1993-1997 FORD PROBE,1993-2001 MAZDA 626 AND MX-6, AND 1983-1994 LOYAL, 3-DOOR COUPE, HATCHBACK, SEDAN, WAGON, BRAT, DL, GL, GL-10, RX, XT, AND XT6 PASSENGER VEHICLES WITH EFI OR TURBO ENGINES. THESE FILTERS ARE PACKAGED AS WIX, NAPA, AND CARQUEST BRAND FUEL FILTERS. CERTAIN SPX FILTRAN FUEL FILTERS WITH A 90-DEGREE ANGLE INLET TUBE, MODEL 800F300-S2, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT FILTERS FOR 19983-1994 SUBARU VEHICLES WITH EFI OR TURBO ENGINES. THESE FILTERS ARE PACKAGED AS WIX, NAPA, AND CARQUEST BRAND FUEL FILTERS. FUEL MAY LEAK FROM THE FILTER DUE TO NON-CONFORMING BRAZING WELDS WHERE THE INLET TUBE IS CONNECTED TO THE FILTER CAN.

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Mazda Questions and Answers

babyke05, 1991 Mazda MX-6, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Ocala, FL

SHAKING AND SHUTTERING ON IDLE

ALAHNA, 1990 Mazda MX-6, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Colorado Springs, CO

Really 1988, I thought this was alignment maybe but a friend mentioned that one side may be the "drive" side of the axle which is split (?). I have had new tires and alignment done a yea...

jrruth, 1990 Mazda MX-6, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Phillips, WI

After car is started and shift lever moved to forward or reverse, nothing happens.there is no response at all. Is there a mechanical or electronic link to the transmision?
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Visitor, 1990 Mazda MX-6, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Aiken, SC

fuel pump reley is wear and does a fues cause the pump not to come on

gravedigger, 1990 Mazda MX-6, Meeker, CO

The motor for the mechanism is in the rear passenger side panel. How do I remove the panel without wrecking anything?

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Mazda Owners' Reviews

from east coast moved to west coast

auto

change oil ever 4-5k regular oil

changed rear pads 85k
changed front pads 100k
changed thermostat 86k
flushed tranny fluid 100k
spark plugs 100k

had rear tire wear fixed with alignment

more reliable care I have ever had. I drive this car like a go cart. has 145k

burns a quart of oil every oil change. due to hard driving.

Purchased it in October 2004. Love my van but engine light always comes on which means bad ignition coils. I've replaced 4 coils on separate occasions, catalytic converter, and now the fan runs loud and on even after engine is turned off. Going to replace the cooling module next.

I bought my Mazda Tribute 2001 year of make and its a 1920cc engine from BEFORWARD Japan (Used Car)in 2012. The engine has developed some problems like it gets too hot in less than three minutes drive and the idling has since changed to high it, cannot stabilize at one point as a results it consumes alot of fuel (Gasoline).What could be the problem my fellow Mazda Tribute users. If Idling sensor, which website can I contact.

Bruno
Malawi

The reliability and issues with these cars have a lot to do with how you drive them. They are a sport sedan and most are driven as such. If you drive a car hard things are going to wear out and break. If you own one of these, things are probably going to break and need fixing. That being said I love this car and it is very fun to drive. Would I own one of these if it was the only car in the family, or if you absolutely can not go with out a car for a couple days, maybe not. It will probably be in the shop at some point, but most shops have a loaner cars. If you are a car person and like working on your own car, or want a car you can add some after market parts too. This is a great car to look into.

I have a 2002 mazda b2300 that has I think is the alarm that comes with it and yesterday I couldnt get it running it sound it like a the battery died butthe radio was good my front lights didnt not turn on but I tried jumping cables and it turn on what can ot be??

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