Notes: The MAZDA6 was redesigned for the 2009 model year. Like any first-year product, it has a few growing pains – most notably a shiny, melting dashboard that can blind the driver.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
90,550 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. replace subframe (2 reports)
2009 Mazda MAZDA6 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2009 Mazda MAZDA6:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2009 Mazda MAZDA6 Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 142018

MAZDA6 I Grand Touring V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


My car was drifting at first and thought it could be it needed an alignment , but after a couple days I realized there was something really wrong so took it in to be looked at. The garage told me the subframe had rusted away from the main frame and insisted I Do Not Drive this car. I did drive it very slowly about 2 miles to a friends house then had it towed home at a later date. I had bought this car used and never had any issues with it paid it off early and was so happy it is a beautiful car, I took good care of it didn't drive it in winter and kept it clean I just don't get it. My daughter had a Mazda 3, 2010 and she is has had her car into 3 different shops who have all done the same thing balance the tires and she is now beyond shaking she is now having drifting problems hmmm is this the same problem, she is too scared to drive it now since my issues and can't sell it like that now we have 2 cars sitting in the yard "lawn ornaments" what the heck. I am not fixing it because the garage guy told me it will be expensive and will probably only rust some place else. I guess Mazda is off my buying list for now.

- screwed, Syracuse, NY, US

problem #4

Apr 212018

MAZDA6 I Sport 2.5L

  • Manual transmission
  • 141,500 miles

I drove this car at 70 MPH on the highway the day before the frame cracked; my husband was driving it when the wheel went sideways at 20 MPH. We were told the frame was too damaged to tow without signing a hold harmless document. When the car was at the mechanic and up on the rack we saw that the frame was extremely rusted and cracked in several places.

When we called Mazda we were told it was probably due to "weather conditions" and salt on the roads!!!! They said they did not have a recall on the frame but that they were on back order for 6 months. Curious !!!!

We had to buy a used frame from the south which took 6 weeks to arrive. MAJOR inconvenience.

It cost us $1100.00 to have the car fixed. MAJOR upset !!!!

Don't know how they can deny that the quality of the steel was not up to standard and could be destroyed so easily. The car has 141K and in almost perfect condition. There is no rust anywhere else on the car but the frame. Guess the rust was only attracted to the frame.

- Sue P., Pittsburgh, US

problem #3

Jun 122018


  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,177 miles

Purchased the car used, took it to be safetied, was told then shown the subframe was rusted through and needs to be replaced. I don't understand how an integral part of a car can rust out faster than the body.

- Trevor C., Everett, ON, Canada

problem #2

Jul 012014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

Purchased this car in 2014 used. I didn't notice it until I drove it off the lot. Well used vehicles come with no warranty as is. Yay me.

- Misty G., Round Rock, TX, US

problem #1

Sep 252015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

This is of great concern and could be very expensive to repair. May have to sell the car which, otherwise, is in very good condition.

- gerrynj, Sea Isle City, NJ, US

Not what you are looking for?