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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,406 miles

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2003 Mazda MAZDA6 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2003 Mazda MAZDA6 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 012005

MAZDA6 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 22,812 miles


I purchased my 2003 Mazda6 in June of 2003. Since then it has been in the shop for mutiple problems. Several recalls of course, but the first major problem came when the car was about 1 year old and my radiator seam at the bottom seperated. They replaced the radiator. When I picked the car up my air conditioning was not working, so I returned the car and the problem was fixed at that time. April of 2005, my car only had about 19,000 miles on it my air conditioning started blowing hot air. I took it to the dealer and the stated that my freon was low and charged it up. I asked how that could be with a car as new as this one and they stated, it was normal. For a car that is less than 2 years old?? last week, August of 2005, once again my air is blowing hot, particulaly when sitting in an idle position, works better upon accleration. I took it to the dealer and they stated the control fan module was bad and replaced it, which by the way had already been replaced with a recall. As of augusst 22, 2005 my air is still not working properly. We went on a short trip and were stuck in a traffic jam. Once again the air would not blow cold while we were sitting. I know this is not right because when we first got the car, the air worked great. I am really frustrated with this car, I just keep waiting for the next thing to go wrong. I have also had to replace my braked pads and had the left front rotor turned. I think Mazda owes us all of us that have purchased these cars and had major problems a big apology. And should replace these vehicles, which I know will never happen.

- Hermitage, TN, USA

problem #1

Dec 222003

MAZDA6 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
Check engine light came on car was hesitating in middle of highway felt like it wanted to shut off made it home next day car did not start had it towed to the dealer car kept in shop for a month dealer could not figure out the problem said it was a sensor in the engine that was defective got the car back but it since then continued to give me problems brought the car back to original dealer crystal Mazda for 3 recalls in july04 and other problems, in april05 check engine light suddenly turns on in the middle of a busy highway car starts to jerk and just died car was towed to the dealer and they called me weeks later to tell me the engine seazed I have had a lemon law case with kimmel and silverman for a year now dealership have been very nasty to me as well as the manufacturer they do not want to fix the vehicle or give me a replacement I also requested a copy of an invoice describing the cause of the engine dying and diagnosis they refuse to do so I have become so ill because of this and have a child to think about I just want a reliable car that me and my daughter will be safe in can you help.

- Perth Amboy, NJ, USA

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