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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,253 miles

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2003 Mazda MAZDA6 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Mazda MAZDA6 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 102004

MAZDA6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,253 miles


I purchased my Mazda 6S in February of 2003. I have loved this car since the day I first saw it. In December of 2003, I began hearing grinding/moaning sounds from the front suspension area when making slow turns into a parking space. This happened approximately 3-4 weekly. I took my 6S in for it's regular service in December (oil change and tire rotation), and advised my dealership of the noise I was hearing. I was told that my one front tire was 2 lbs low, and that is what caused the noise. The vehicle only had 12000 miles at this time, and I knew the service tech was sugar coating the problem. On January 9, 2004, I was leaving work to go home when I had some serious problems with my vehicle on the way home. As I was getting on the expressway, I experienced severe vibration in the steering wheel and also under the driver seat, along with the vehicle would not accelerate over 3,000 RPM no matter how hard I pressed the accelerator. I was terrified to drive this vehicle home in this condition, but I had no choice at this time. By the way the vehicle was acting, I thought I either had a flat tire or there was a problem with my engine. I took my vehicle the next day to the dealer, which it took them 4 days to confirm the problem. The concluded that my front axle was faulty, and needed to be replaced. It took 10 days to get my vehicle back, and so far the issue has been resolved. I just wish the dealer would have taken me more seriously back in December and maybe this problem could have been avoided.

- Akron, OH, USA

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