pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,600 miles

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2003 Mazda MAZDA6 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Mazda MAZDA6 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 102004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles


Consumer complained that front brake rotors wore out excessively within 8,000 miles. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, who turned both front rotors.

- Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 242004

MAZDA6 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
It was at 7,000 miles on vehicle, that I experienced the brakes acting like they were out of round. It was at 11,000 miles that I had the brakes checked out. I was told that all 4 disk brake rotors needed to be resurfaced. Dealership said it was because I had taken my car to a car wash and that all 4 rotors had warped.

- Castle Hayne, NC, USA

problem #3

Feb 282004

MAZDA6 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
Brake rotors on the 2003 Mazda 6 seem to be prone to early warping. I had a set machined, then replaced 3 months later and now warped again after only two months.

- Schwenksville, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 192003

MAZDA6 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Bought car new in Mar. 03 and loved it. About three months later I started to hear squeal from front suspension/brakes when making slow left turns with brakes applies. Have taken car to two different dealers that could not reproduce the problem. In Dec. 03 same sound started happening when making left or right turns. Also, brakes are now making high pitched squeals when coming to a stop with low to moderate pressure applied. One dealer said it was the dust shield and re-adjusted it, but did not solve problem. Now dealer says that both problems may be related, but if its the pads or the rotors have to be replaced, I would have to pay to have them resurfaced or replaced.

- Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 152003

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer began to hear popping noises in the front end of the vehicle when turning the steering wheel. There was a pop noise in the front end when the vehicle sat for a while and when going from reverse to drive, the struts and mounts were noisy, the lower body fairing had come apart twice, and there was a grinding noise in the brakes due to the warped front brake rotors.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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