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Mazda Mazda6 Problems

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.

Engine -- Verified

The engine may overheat due to erratic engine cooling fan operation as a result of a faulty cooling fan control module. Replacement of the fan control module would be necessary to correct this condition. Our technicians tell us the Mazda may provide assistance with the cost of this repair.

Engine -- Verified

Some models may have a problem with stalling under light acceleration. Updated software for the powertrain control module (PCM) is available which may help with this concern.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Mazda issued an emissions recall due to a problem with the Swirl Shutter Valve; this would cause the Check Engine light to illuminate.

Electrical & Lights -- drpinkwater and 3 others

I went in for an oil change today at the Mazda dealership and was told that I had a battery cable corrosion issue. My service rep told me the cable wires that attach to the battery are corroded and that I would need to replace them with a new wiring harness as soon as possible. Due to this problem, I also need a new battery. The estimated cost is $600. The service rep said at any time the cables could snap causing the car to completely sto...

Mazda Mazda6 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., August 28, 2008

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On vehicles equipped with California emission systems, the protective coating on the exterior of the fuel tank may have been damaged during vehicle assembly, reducing corrosion resistance. Rusting could lead to perforation of the fuel tank, resulting in a fuel leak. Fuel leakage always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel tank and repair the coating or replace the tank as necessary. This recall is scheduled to begin on August 28, 2008. The Mazda recall number is 5008H.

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Body, Interior & Misc., December 27, 2004

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190 vehicles may have right and/or left rear seat belts that will not lock properly due to missing retaining pins on the housing. The locking mechanism can malfunction, increasing the risk of serious injury to the rear seat occupants in the event of a crash. Passengers should not sit on and child seats should not be used in the right or left rear seats until this recall has been completed. Dealers will inspect the rear seat belts and replace faulty retractors as required. This recall is expected to begin in December of 2004. The Mazda recall number is 2604L.


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Brakes, July 14, 2003

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The float portion of the brake fluid level sensor can be forced of its guide rail during filling of the brake master cylinder reservoir. As a result, the low brake fluid warning indicator may not illuminate when the fluid level is low. As of this time, Mazda has not yet provided a remedy for this campaign. The Mazda recall number is 1203F.

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Electrical & Lights, July 14, 2003

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The heat generated by a fog light bulb can cause the socket holder to be pushed rearward in the light casing. This, in combination with the normal vibration during vehicle operation, can cause the bulb holder to separate from the light casing. Should this occur, the bulb socket and harness can drop inside the bumper and possibly result in the bumper being burned by the hot bulb. Dealers will install a spring to prevent the socket holder from separating from the lamp case. The Mazda recall number is 1103F.


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Engine, February 9, 2004

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The fuel sender unit may have been improperly installed in the fuel tank. As a result, a fuel leak may develop. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the top of the fuel tank, and if necessary, repair or replace it. The Mazda recall number is 1403L.


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Mazda Mazda6 Questions and Answers

yellowcat, 2003 Mazda Mazda6, V6, Tunica, LA

after i replaced all four (4) brake pads & now all the brake lights on dashboardstay on

Heidifuerst, 2003 Mazda Mazda6, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, Van Nuys, CA

Also the shop recommends fuel injection service
Mileage 37000

Mazda2003, 2003 Mazda Mazda6, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, Fort Worth, TX

Ok, im a bit frustrated with the cost of repairs for the mazda. Ive had the car since 2003, in 2007 car started to have issues. #2 Cylinder kept mis-firing, they couldn't find anything wrong...

ejohn16, 2003 Mazda Mazda6, 3.0L V6, Waconia, MN

I need to change a fuel injector and was wondering about the location. I assume I will have to take the manifold off but wanted to know forsure before I start on the time consuming problem. Any i...

Emer, 2003 Mazda Mazda6, V6, Somerville, MA

I have noticed a burning smell after driving for a while. There are no leaks coming from the engine. Oil change was done 3 days ago and tire rotation.
The only thing i have noticed was one of the e...

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Mazda Mazda6 Reviews

Bought a '13 6 Sport to replace a 17-year-old Saturn that was rarely in the shop, but it was time. The second day I had the car, ABS and Traction Control lights on dash stayed on for short periods of time. At first oil change, service advisor said problem was left front sensor. It was changed. Six hours later, lights came on again. Problem gradually worsened to where they were on 90% of the time. This time advisor says left front wheel bearing must be replaced, incl sensor. Can anybody say "lemon?" Run, do not walk, away from this model!

I have truly enjoyed owning my 2006 Mazda6i Hatchback. I've been able to move a lot of things in this car including a 6 foot metal storage rack fully assembled with the hatchback closed. It does have pretty amazing space for a car. With that said, I am highly ticked off regarding all of the repairs I've had to have done since I drove it brand new off the lot in 2006. I dropped it off this morning at the dealership because I was having problems with my headlights and turn signals. So besides having to spend over $500 to replace a headlight (seriously?!), I also have to have the body control module replaced yet again. Yes, you heard me right ... AGAIN. I just had it replaced on 9/13/11 because the locks and turn signals weren't working. I am so upset. This will be the last Mazda I own.

The worst car I have ever had and heard of. I have had to put 17K to keep it on the road and payed 18K when I bought it.

my car is having the same problem, no blinkers, key remote wont work, dome light does not work. the mazda dealer said it is the BMI part, cost about 600-700 Dollars to fix. the part has gone out because it got wet. well guess what I live in Washington State and it rains all the time here. Car had less than 60,000 miles when it started to go out.

Just dropped $700 on installation of new body control module. Turn signal froze on, auto locks did not work, security horn would go on for no reason. Dealer said grommet was out (which mechanic said must be pulled out, won't just come out on its own) & water leaked in & shorted bcm out. However, no one was in dashboard to pull out grommet. Non-dealer mechanic did research to find that others have had the same problem & issue is leak from windshield area (i.e., design defect).

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