fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,624 miles

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2005 Mazda MAZDA6 transmission problems

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2005 Mazda MAZDA6 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 172010


  • Manual transmission
  • 33,248 miles


The clutch on my Mazda 6 no longer works correctly and I only have 33,248 miles on my car. Mazda usa said there's nothing they can do about it. They said before they'd even consider any help, I should take it to a Mazda dealer (17 miles from my house) and have it diagnosed ($110 for diagnostic testing). In order to get it there, I'd have to have it towed because it's so far from where I live, I'd have to pay for the tow to and from the dealership. The cost estimate for the Mazda dealer to replace my clutch is $1000-$1300. They went on to state that if it is a defective item, before helping me, they'd look to see whether I was "loyal" in getting the car serviced with one of their dealers. The closest dealer is 17 miles away, am I supposed to drive that far for an oil change? I bought the car in 2005 brand new from santa monica Mazda which has since closed down. The clutch went out while I was driving on the freeway and I've been driving manual cars for 20+ years. This is not fair and Mazda doesn't care. They really suck...as this clutch should have lasted 100,000 miles. The consumer stated Mazda replaced the clutch on September 2, 2010 under the goodwill program. The issue has been resolved. Updated IVOQ 10/08/10

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 122005


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Car is a manual transmission. Past 2 weeks engine light has come on, car will not shift and will not go above 20 mph.

- Hockessin, DE, USA

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