definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,525 miles

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2003 Mazda MAZDA6 body / paint problems

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2003 Mazda MAZDA6 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 012008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Mazda 6. the contact stated that the paint was blistered on the fender on the rear passenger side of the vehicle. The dealer stated that they were aware of the corrosion on the rear fender. The dealer referred the contact to a body shop for repair; however, he took the vehicle to his body shop instead. The mechanic inspected the fender and pieces of it came off in his hand. The mechanic repaired three holes in the rear passenger side fender. The failure mileage was 80,000 and current mileage was 85,000. Updated 08/23/08. Lj the fender rusted in 3 places. Updated 08/25/08

- Uniontown, OH, USA

problem #3

Sep 012004

MAZDA6 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The clutch has begun to fail. The dealer indicated that it would be five months before one became available. The clutch, starter, cd changer, and panel cover were defective. There was rust on the door sashes. There was a smell from the exhaust that entered the vehicle, there were vibrations and rattles in the door, which had been adjusted. There were problems with the master cylinder and the leaking fuel sender unit in the gas tank. The starter would grind and the clutch shuddered.

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 012003

MAZDA6 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,000 miles
There is a rattling noise coming from the passenger side dash. I have taken the vehicle in 3 times, and the noise is still there. They replaced some padding and tightened a charcoal filter. It is very annoying having a brand new car with a loud rattle.

- Newmarket, NH, USA

problem #1

Dec 052003

MAZDA6 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
I purchased a 2003 Mazda6 2 weeks ago, the car has been driven a total of 100 miles and has been covered since purchase. Last night, I found rust around the weather strips in all 4 doors. I called Mazda and apparently they knew about the problem for a while but did not address the problem before selling the car to me. The car has been on the dealer lot for 5 months and they never took care of that problem while it was sitting on the lot....I had to find and point the problem out to them. No one should have to pay money for a "new" vehicle with rust on it.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

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