2003 Mazda 6 Sport package from North America - Comments

23rd Nov 2004, 11:13

Yhea I have had my left speaker go out once. But came back on, and it has not had a problem since. I have had my car for 3 months now only has 4,500 miles on it. I love it, 0 to 6 is faster then my v8 SHO.

14th Dec 2004, 11:36

Clutch problem with Mazda 6 2003.

I've had to replace the entire clutch at a price of $1372 at my expense because the bumper to bumper warranty 4yr/48,000 miles does not go for the "clutch disc", which is 1yr/12,000 miles (I have 20,000 miles on this Mazda).

Has anyone else had problems with the clutch? I have had a manual transmission at one time or the other for appx. 25 years and have never had to replace a clutch.

I have have complained to Mazda headquarters to no avail.

5th Apr 2005, 14:56

I have the 2003 V6 w/sport package and I started having clutch problems, as well. Pretty minor (high RPMs) at about 17K miles, and now I need to replace it at 27K miles because it is slipping so badly. Every car that I have owned has been a stick, and I have never had a clutch last less than 50-60K miles. I've also had to replace all of the brakes at 18K miles, which I wasn't very happy about. I got the "howling sound" that seems pretty common, then when I took it in they said my brakes were 80% worn. I couldn't believe it.

Overall I love the car, but I'm not very happy with the extra $$ I've had to put into it so early.

3rd Jun 2005, 12:22

You can't come from a Honda s2000 roadster to a mazda6 SEDAN and expect the same driving to work for both cars.

27th Oct 2005, 23:49

I too have had to recently replace my clutch on my 2003 6. It was due to my "riding the clutch" which is complete b.s. I have never had clutch problems with any other manual that I have driven. If anyone who is interested has found any form of this problem being acknowledged by Mazda, please reply.

3rd Nov 2005, 19:22

I have had my Mazda 6 sports sedan for 2 years now and I haven’t had, but one problem. Mazda recalled the car because it had some type of problem with the gas tank. I brought the car back to the dealership, but I don’t think that they checked the car's gas tank. A month later I started to smell gas in the car, so I looked under the car. To my amazement I found that my high price gas was leaking from the car. So I had to take the car back to the dealership for a problem that they should have caught. Other than that the car performs extremely well. It’s like I am gliding on air. I have not had any problems in the car changing gears, and I drive the car in both automatic and manual. In Memphis I always find myself driving in traffic where your car has to have get up and go about it. Well lets put it like this I have drove my car at 120mph in 4th gear on the freeway. The car now has 50k miles and I am just now getting ready to change the brakes for the first time. I hope that the car keep performing at top notch for at least 4 more years. I was wondering, has anyone had their dealer to call and ask them if they want to sell their car back and if so to name their price? This happened to me more than once.

21st Nov 2006, 16:28

The clutch on my Mazda 6 is starting to slip and I am just about to hit 30,000 miles. I have been driving a manual transmission all of my life, and this is really a disappointment. I got 108,000 miles with my 1995 Saturn SL2 before the clutch was slipping.

26th Dec 2006, 10:30

I have a 2003 Mazda6, automatic, that recently began to "shutter" during acceleration. This started happening around 40mph, but now it seems to be happening at any speed. Took it in to the dealer and "everything checks out fine". They felt the shutter and still say there is nothing wrong. Anyone else have this problem?

26th Dec 2006, 20:32

This may or may not help. I had a non-Mazda6 automatic car that had a shuttering problem (usually right as it hit 4th gear, i.e. about 45mph) Two things helped, but did not solve. I stopped using 10% blend of ethanol in gasoline and then I started shifting up myself to keep the rpms up as high rpm kept the car from stuttering. Finally (after maybe 2-3 monthes of this), I changed the spark plugs and wires. The last change fixed the issue. Perhaps you could double check with others as to whether or not this will help out in your '6. Merry Christmas!

12th Feb 2007, 17:15

I have a 2003 Mazda 6 and will be replacing my clutch tomorrow at ~32k miles. Seeing as how many other recalls this car has had on it I can't imagine how it's not faulty mazda construction. And yeah, apparently the clutch plates aren't between the bumpers.

15th Feb 2007, 17:54

Like all of you, It appears my 2004 Mazda 6 will be receiving a new clutch tomorrow as well.

Like most of you, love the car, but this has never happened with my other manuals and especially not at 40,000 miles.

13th Mar 2007, 21:22

I have you all beat I have less than 18,000 miles on my car and have had to replace the clutch twice, that's right two times. Once at 6,000 and again at 18,000 miles. They gave me some BS story about driving my car too hard. I have a 97 trans am which I haven't replaced the clutch twice. Mazda seems to think that mazda owners don't know how to drive, somehow I think Mazda needs to look into their defective transmission or Mazda will have a lot less future customers.

19th Mar 2007, 15:30

I have a 2003 Mazda 6 and have had to have the fan module fixed every year. The first 3 times is was under warranty, but now I am out of warranty and have to pay for it. I called Mazda and they said be prepared for me to have to fix it every year, which I have. Thanks a lot Mazda.

28th Mar 2007, 13:16

The clutch on my 2004 Mazda 6 slipped after only 12K miles. They replaced that one under warranty, because it was "shuddering." The clutch has gone south again, now at 27K miles. This time the bill is mine to pay: $1539.00! There is CLEARLY a problem with the parts, not with the drivers. Mazda is deaf to pleas for corporate generosity. I have driven many other manual shift cars: this one is "special." Bah!

16th Jun 2007, 17:08

Did 126000 miles in 3 years in my Mazda 6. All I had to do was change tires.

3rd Jul 2007, 11:38

Blame Ford, and parts that were used for NA Mazda 6's, which are btw built in Flat Rock, MI. I doubt overseas 6s are having same issues.

19th Aug 2007, 22:00

I just rolled over 100K in my 2004-6. Had a recall with the clutch at 20K which was replaced free and the new clutch shudders and has been (shuddering) since 40K, but I am still on original brakes. I drag a trailer to work half the time, and other than the trunk lock not working every so often, I am thrilled with it. Very tight, very dependable.