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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,800 miles

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2009 Mazda MAZDA6 wheels / hubs problems

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2009 Mazda MAZDA6 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 142013

MAZDA6 4-cyl

  • 62,000 miles


Tire pressure sensor failed while traveling down highway, when finally able to pull over tire was completely flat and ruined, valve stem fell apart in hand while trying to remove valve stem cap, this is the 3rd occurrence while owning this vehicle, very lucky this time that it was a back tire and not a front. Each time that I have complained to dealership, I am told that the tire shops that are replacing my tires don't know what they are doing of which I disagree. I have seen many forums regarding this issue with Mazda 3's and 6's, each time being told the tire shops don't know what they are doing. Mazda needs to step up and acknowledge a poor design, come up with a better one and recall these bad tire sensor valves before someone is seriously injured or killed.

- Smithville Flats, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 062011

MAZDA6 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
Valve stem cracked then completely broke off under the plastic cap. The tire pressure warning light had been coming on 2-3 days prior to incident. Each morning when cold during first start up light would come on, after a few minutes of driving after vehicle warmed light would turn off. On way home from work traveling 70mph light came back on. Took the next exit and stopped at gas station to fill up tires, removed valve stem cap and installed air hose. Air hose could not fill up tire, air just came out of the side of stem, reinstalled valve cap. At that time we didn't know the stem was cracked so I drove the car very slowly approx 3 miles to my parents house so my dad could help. He tried to remove the valve cap, at this time the stem completely broke off at the threads and stayed with the cap. The stem internal parts sprang out so it was necessary to remove the tire and install the spare. We took the tire to nearest belle tire so they could replace the stem but since it was a dealer only part all they could was replace it with a standard rubber stem with no sensor. They mentioned it was a common problem they had seen before, to which I was very surprised. These sensors were created to combat low air pressure after the "tread act" and ironically are causing a low air pressure. The original cause of the pressure light was due to a slightly bent rim on the inside. This had a slow leak after belle tire replaced the stem. We took the tire to brighton Mazda the following day to replace the sensor, they too said they had seen cracked stems in the past. Please look into this and determine if this is a safety issue. I think its very ironic this is happening when the free rubber stems almost never fail and $70 sensors are breaking on a 3 year old car.

- Brighton, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 242009


  • 16,400 miles
Dear sir I have recently bought a new Mazda 6 car fitted with dunlop tires SP2050.while I was driving on the high way the right front tire blew out and causes a hole between the tier wring and the surface that touch the road. Although the car was moving about 80 kmph. My family and myself life was exposed to danger when this incident was happened. The car is brand new it was made only 16,400km. When I went to claim for tier replacement but both Mazda and dunlop agents denied responsibility that this is a defective tier.

- Riyadh, 00, USA

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