really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,840 miles

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2008 Mazda MAZDA6 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Mazda MAZDA6 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 162010


  • 18,680 miles


We noticed that suddenly our 2 year old Mazda 6, with about 18,000 miles was barely braking. It has been serviced regularly and had a brake inspection at the dealership 2,000 miles and 5 months previously. The front brakes did not seem to be engaging at all, and we noted rust build up on the disc that no amount of braking could remove. An inspection at an independent shop revealed less than 10% remaining life on the rear brakes, and they noted that excessive rust had caused the brakes to rust out. The car is operated in Kentucky--not exactly the center of the rust belt. I think defective brake materials are likely causing this unexpected and premature brake failure. While we did not experience an accident as a result, another driver May. I am writing in case other owners have had a similar issue with the 2008 Mazda 6.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #1

Jun 242010


  • 33,000 miles
Placed our 2008 Mazda 6 in reverse, the steering wheel locked up, the brake pedal would not engage and car rolled back into a telephone pole, causing moderate damage to rear of vehicle. No warning of any previous failures.

- Dallas, GA, USA

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