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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,500 miles

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2009 Mazda MAZDA6 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2009 Mazda MAZDA6 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 042016


  • 105,000 miles


Vehicle will not crank with transmission in park, must be shifted to neutral. This is a safety concern as the vehicle may move unintentionally while starting in neutral. When the shifter is placed in park, the transmission is mechanically in park and the vehicle does not roll. The dashboard shifter position indicator does not highlight "P" though when in park, and thus the vehicle does not crank. To start the vehicle, I have to have foot on the brake, press start/stop, move shifter to neutral, then press start/stop button to crank engine. Unintended roll away risk since vehicle is started in neutral.

- Brighton, MI, USA

problem #1

Dec 112013


  • miles
TL * the contact owns a 2009 Mazda 6. the contact stated that while driving at unknown speeds, the vehicle accelerated and decelerated intermittently. The contact mentioned that the automatic transmission warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was not available and the current mileage was 31,000.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

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