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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Mazda MAZDA6 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Mazda MAZDA6 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 232013

MAZDA6 6-cyl

  • 155,000 miles


When starting and initially driving the vehicle in single digit temperatures the power assist to the brakes cuts off intermittently and without warning. When starting the vehicle in extreme cold temperatures the "tcs off" light illuminates and remains lit for approximately 30-45 seconds after the vehicle is running. When driving, the vehicle's power braking system fails to engage resulting in a stiff pedal requiring excessive stopping force. This situation goes away after brakes have been pumped or used repeatedly (presumably to warm up fluid). Problem does not manifest at higher temperatures and no additional abnormalities exist in braking performance and no dashboard lights illuminate to signal a problem. Potential for collision if above normal stopping distance is not observed during operation in cold conditions. Due to the fact that the issue is intermittent a vehicle diagnostic would likely turn up a "could not duplicate" scenario.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 302014

MAZDA6 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
I was driving to work at 733am and my brakes locked front wheel slid card did not stop and hit front vehicle and air bags did not deploy and cause me an accident which car was completely a loss and im still scare that the airbags did not work. Im still scare I did not cause myself a worse accident but im emotionally still shaken by the air bags.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 012009


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mazda Mazda6. The contact stated that while inspecting the vehicle it was found that the rotors were rusted. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic or the dealer for inspection or repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileages were 10,000.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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