definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,560 miles

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2010 Mazda MAZDA6 electrical problems

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2010 Mazda MAZDA6 Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 102016


  • 90,000 miles


The low beam headlights on my 2010 Mazda 6 keeps going out. I've replaced each light at least twice in the past 4 years. While I was driving last night, both headlights went out. I think Mazda know that this is a problem in this vehicle but instead of fixing the root of the problem, they keep charging me $60 for each headlight bulb.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #6

Nov 072015


  • 5 miles
The low beam headlights on the car take turns going out for some reason. I have had the car for five years, bought it brand new and have had to replace headlight bulbs at least 8 times. I have read several other review about the same issue. This is a safety issue, if we to be driving at night and both headlights go out that would be very dangerous. Second issue: Every winter when it gets colder the cars electronic system seems to run much slower and the blue tooth, cd player, etc. Will not connect and there has bee three instances where the car will make a loud popping noise while it is in motion and the whole stereo system, blue tooth, dashboard lights will power off and I'll have to reset up the blue tooth.

- Murphy, NC, USA

problem #5

Apr 152013

MAZDA6 4-cyl

  • 58,627 miles
Vehicle was repaired as part of NHTSA campaign number: 11V134000 on 21 July 2011. However, vehicle's fuel tank cracked in April 2013 and had to be replaced at owner's expense. After smelling gasoline after fill up and noticing a puddle of gasoline in driveway in April 2013, owner had vehicle towed to Mazda dealer for repair. Dealer replaced tank on 15 April 2013. Over the last year and several attempts, Mazda has since declined to reimburse owner for repair and reprogram ECU per NHTSA campaign number: 14V114000. Recall from July 2011 was supposed to eliminate the possibly of a cracked fuel tank, but it didn't. owner has pictures of cracked tank and dealer work orders from July 2011 and April 2013 and can provide if needed. Owner worried that if the ECU isn't reprogrammed, the tank will crack again.

- Mount Holly, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jul 222012

MAZDA6 4-cyl

  • 42,000 miles


My car was parked, went inside store for a minute, came out and it wouldn't start. No lights prior, and I take meticulous care of my car. After a failed jump, tow was issued. The mechanic says it's a starter failure- at 42,000 miles on a brand new factory line car. Now Mazda will not respond to complaints, and attempts at reaching any supervisors have been negated. Car has been immobile for over two weeks. 42,000 is a premature failure for a brand new factory part- and the car company should pay to replace a defective portion of the vehicle.

- Arvada, CO, USA

problem #3

Nov 292011


  • 47,900 miles
Both rear tire pressure sensors failed due to either over-tightening or corrosion. Both sensors snapped off right below the sensor stem cap causing both rear tires to deflate. On a newer car still under warranty, Mazda claims sensors are only covered until 36000 miles. And they're not cheap either ($80 each, not including installation.)

- Crosby, MN, USA

problem #2

Jun 152011


  • 6,385 miles
I was driving on the freeway after leaving class. After being on the freeway for about 5 minutes, the car starts to power down. All of the caution lights start to come on (ie: Battery light, traction light, oil light and many others). As I get off the freeway, the car starts to lose more power, the fuel acceleration did not work as well and the steering became very hard because something happened to the power steering fluid. Then as I start to pull into a parking lot there is smoke coming from both sides of the closed hood. I put the car in park, turn off the acceleration, and pop the hood and I noticed it is on fire. I ran from car and called the fire department. After all is said and done, the car is totaled. I am not sure what components malfunctioned in the car which insurance is determining at the moment. This is a Mazda defect!!!!!

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 282011


  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Mazda Mazda6. The contact was driving 2 mph and entering a residential driveway when the start/stop button was inadvertently engaged and the steering wheel locked. The contact stated that the start/stop button was located below the air conditioner button and the contact believed the location of the button was a safety hazard. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

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