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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,780 miles

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2015 Mazda MAZDA6 drivetrain problems

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2015 Mazda MAZDA6 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 042016


  • 45,840 miles


Automatic transmission failure occurred as follows: Transmission disengaged while driving 35 mph in city traffic (taylor street, columbia SC). Car lost power as if the transmission was in neutral. Warning displayed on dash "ats failure." I powered off the engine and re-started engine and drove approximately 500 feet before transmission failed again. Was able to drive to the Mazda dealership after 4th attempt. Technicians labeled the issue as a "fluke" and they could find no reason for failure, although they did verify the code P0780 which stated to re-program the transmission. If I had been driving on the interstate (which I had been earlier in the day), the consequences could have been much more serious.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #2

May 012015


  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Mazda 6. while driving at a low speed, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to accelerate. The engine rpms increased. The contact mentioned that the automatic transmission malfunctioned and the scbs warning and engine check required was displayed across the message board. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 9,000.

- Aptos, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 222015


  • 4,500 miles
Was following a car and came up to a stop light. I depressed brake pedal and felt some resistance but car would not stop. Felt like the brakes were being bled off by perhaps computer control. I switched into a right hand turn lane that was clear, car still not stopping. Shifted into neutral, and engine started to rev up perhaps to 4500 RPM or so, then engine went back to idle on its own. The car had stopped and I put it in park. We then turned right and cautiously proceeded home, without a further problem. Took to dealer and requested the memory be analyzed, they said they could not read the black box at the dealership. It showed no faults. Test drive was uneventful. I again requested the black box be analyzed as the brakes appeared to be bleeding off. They said they would let me know if Mazda needed anything more. My background includes auto mechanic, tow truck driver, car dealership, technician, software engineer, and analyst.

- Surprise , AZ, USA

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