hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,711 miles

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2005 Mazda MAZDA6 drivetrain problems

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2005 Mazda MAZDA6 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 082009


  • 233,638 miles


The clutch pedal assembly has 3 cracks in it which allowed the assembly to push through the bulkhead to the engine compartment the clutch did not work properly almost causing an accident as I was unable to change gear.this is a dangerous defect which should not have occured.I think a recall should be isssued for this part to be replaced and repaired and also other damage caused by thi defect.

- Port St Lucie , FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 012014


  • 85,563 miles
It has a very rough shift from first to second gear. It doesn't grind or clunk, it's just a violent shift almost like its slipping.

- Laporte, MN, USA

problem #3

Aug 032011


  • 40,000 miles
Incident 2005 Mazda 6 broke down along side road. Engine only had 40,000 miles on it. Called Mazda service manager, bob, and he told me to have it towed there and he'd take care of me. I was later told the engine blew but as his crew looked at it they verified that the engine and oil was clean. He said he'd call regional and see what he could do for me to get the engine repaired/replaced. Damage resulting after several weeks of run around I was finally told it was going to cost $90 for the service team to have looked at the engine. I was then informed that he could put a salvaged engine in for $4000. I about freaked out. $4000 for a used engine that came with a mere 90 day warranty. I called Mazda headquarters and was told I should've bought an extended warranty. I told her she was crazy that no car costing over $20,000 should blowing engines with a mere 40,000. I then asked if Mazda would help out by paying for service or the engine or at least half so that I could get the car back working. She told me that bob offered me a great deal and I had refused him. I told her what he offered and $4000 for a used engine plus other parts as needed didn't sound like a good deal to me at all. I asked her if it was her car if she would not expect Mazda to stand behind their product and assist? she told me that Mazda stands behind their products and I should've purchased the extended warranty. After reviewing the internet I see Mazda 6 engines seem to have alot of loss of oil/blow out problems. Always thought Mazda was a good company...but I know I'll never purchase another and I'll make sure everyone I speak with hears first hand of my experience with the vehicle, the dealers run around and the arrogance at Mazda hq in California.

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #2

May 042006

MAZDA6 6-cyl

  • 14,355 miles
: the contact stated three times while accelerating onto an onramp, the vehicle will not accelerate or decelerate. This occurred at various speeds. The vehicle has both automatic and manual transmission and must be shifted into manual mode to correct the problem. The dealership is unable to determine the problem. This is a 2005 Mazda 6 grand touring.

- Folsom, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 222005

(reported on)


  • miles
2005 Mazda 6 developed problems with the transmission shifting. The consumer stated the transmission fropped from 4th gear to 3rd gear on its own while driving.

- Unknown, DC, USA

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