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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

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2006 Mazda MAZDA6 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Mazda MAZDA6 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 042009

MAZDA6

  • 48,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brakes have failed 3 separate times in this 2006 Mazda 6. first time I was driving and went through a stop sign. I have the brake pedal to the floor. Pumped the brake and brakes came back on. Second time, backing out of garage no brakes. Had pedal to floor and had to pump them before almost hitting neighbors garage, last time pulled into a parking spot and had no brakes. Hit another car which stopped me. Each time I reported this to polar Chevy/Mazda. Each time they had me bring in the car and they looked at it. Each time they reported nothing wrong with the car. Each time they stated that there was nothing wrong with the car and that I needed to have the back brake pads replaced. The last time the brakes failed polar Chevy/Mazda called a tech at Mazda. I was told they have never heard of this doing this before. I have told them now 3 times and again each time the car has been brought into be looked at!

- St. Paul, MN, USA

problem #2

Sep 302008

MAZDA6

  • miles
I purchased a 2006 Mazda 6 isport in Dec 2005. Since purchase I have had aggressive vibrations in the brake system every 15,000-20,000 miles. While I am a high mileage driver, most driving is on a highway and does not requires start-stop braking. In addition, I have replaced my brake pads when tech's have suggested. I have my rotors turned out by the Mazda dealers 3 times and in the current situation the rotor cannot be turned. The dealer and the Mazda corporate refuse to look into my history of this issue because my car is out of warranty. After much research, I have found several dozen Mazda forums that discuss this same issue with the Mazda 6. I have also found that the government found issues with former Mazda vehicles such as the tribute and its Ford counterpart. This is obviously a problem however the dealers, Mazda's local technician, and the corporate tech line will refuse to look into the matter anymore.

- Enterprise, AL, USA

problem #1

Jul 132006

MAZDA6 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 12,000 miles
I leased my fully loaded 2006 Mazda A6 back in December of 2005. Ever since then, I have had trouble with the car. First, the driver side window was not going down. A few days after I bought the car, I realized that the turbo kept giving out on me. Then I came across a huge dilemma, where the limited slip differential, drive shaft, and all the bolts and hinges had to be replaced because of a bolt which was not torque enough. Then, the brakes kept making an annoying noise even without the brakes applied at low and high speeds. Subsequently, the tires wear and tear was horrible at 6,000 miles, to the point where I should have replaced them, and Mazda didn't do anything about it. Later I found out that the air pressure in the tire was too low. After that, the keyless entry/keyless start remote stopped working, and had to open the car manually, which got fixed after 2 attempts, and just replaced the whole thing. Now, there is a problem with the rear axle, and how it has to be replaced, because when the limited slip differential problem came across, they neglected to look or fix the axle from the start. Now they have the courage to tell me that I have to pay for the axle, and rent a car, and all the expenses, because they were negligent of looking at it from the start. They are blaming the axle issue on the tires, when they were bad to start with and the tires that were going bad were the front ones, not the rear.

- Sterling, VA, USA

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