definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,784 miles

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2008 Mazda MAZDA6 engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Mazda MAZDA6 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 102009


  • 20,000 miles


My clutch started to get stiff and I couldn't push it. Eventually the clutch plate fell apart and the fell through the body of the car. Then that clutch plate fell apart. Then I got a whole new clutch on 6/7/2013 and it felt bad but the dealership said "it's a self-adjusting clutch, it will loosen up over time." Then in May 2014, the noise came back and I could barely push the clutch peddle again so I took it and they said it needed a clutch master and a clutch slave but it made it worse and the car made a horrible sound after they put those parts in, so they said the entire clutch was bad and they'd replace it under warranty, but the noise didn't go away so they said I needed a whole new engine. Their faulty clutch blew up my entire engine because the gears were slipping. So a great car had a blown engine because of a faulty clutch.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

Dec 122012

MAZDA6 4-cyl

  • 71,568 miles
I was going down the I-90 in New York. I just got off a exit and notice my clutch was slipping so I stop and check my slave cylinder and it was cover in oil. I proceed to my destination and park I got out and look some more and notice oil running out of my bell housing. Had it towed to a garage and check out they told me the rear main seal is gone and need to be replace. They also told me that the crankshaft had a lot of play in it side to side I also google this problem more than one person has this problem with low miles.

- Johnstown, NY, USA

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