really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,214 miles

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2004 Mazda MAZDA6 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Mazda MAZDA6 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012011


  • 110,000 miles


Mazda 6I hatchback developed severe pull to the right during regular city, even driving on a flat surface. A strong grip and considerable pull on the steering wheel was necessary to keep the car driving straight, and becomes exhausting to maintain on long drives. Vehicle was realigned at a tire shop and technicians noted front wheels were several degrees out of alignment. After 50 miles, the pull recurred and grew more severe. Regular realignments have not corrected the problem. Review of the wheels and associated components with an independent mechanic found premature wear due to realignment, and tires wear unevenly as a result. Mazda refuses to acknowledge this problem but research and simple google searches show the problem is endemic with the Mazda6.

- Berkley, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 062013


  • 127,643 miles
Constant overheating problems. Changed everything from hoses to radiator, thermostat and gasket but it still comes on after a while. Spent sooo much money on this and the other day smoke erupted from car when driving and got in accident. Former owner had same problem.

- Lanham, MD, USA

problem #1

Oct 152004


  • 0 miles
Car has slight pull to the right ever since it was purchased new from the dealer. Various repairs have not eliminated the problem. Have not had any incidents, but the nature of the problem could be construed as having the potential for incident.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

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