2004 Mazda 6 from North America - Comments

8th Dec 2008, 09:11

I have a 2005 Mazda 6 Wagon. 6 speed auto trans. 36,000 miles. I was driving it to work and it basically dropped out of gear. RPMs revved but no forward motion. Then it clunked back into gear and was back to normal. This happened a couple of times so I took it to a dealership and without hesitation they replaced the transmission. So now after reading all of these posts I fear more problems in the future. Should I dump this car now and get a Honda? I like the car a lot.. it drives nice and is well appointed. It looks great too. Just a bit concerned...

12th Mar 2009, 13:24

I have bought a 2005 Mazda 6 from a dealership in my town and it has been great. The only thing I have an issue with now is that my car does not realize it's in park and will not start. I have to put it in neutral in order to start it. The park light on the dashboard does not light up as reverse, neutral, dive and manual does. Any help and I would be grateful. Thanks.

21st Oct 2009, 17:32

My 2006 6s has been a great car up to now. My transmission slams into 2nd gear from 6th gear at @43 mph when I just press the gas pedal. I now see by reading the many comments this is a common problem, and I am heading to the dealer tomorrow, and I hope they honor their product and fix my car.

9th Nov 2009, 19:14

I am the owner of a 2004 Mazda 6s and have been nothing but pleased with this car. I bought it 2 1/2 years ago with 66000 miles and have had nothing but success and compliments. Maybe if you don't beat the he*l out of the transmission, it would behave for you. I drive this car daily on the freeway and in the city and I LOVE IT!!! I have put 65K on this car in 2 1/2 years and never needed to do anything other than basic maintenance.

18th Dec 2009, 16:04

I have a 2006 Mazda6 V6 with an auto tranny with 61k miles, and it has been great, but today I floored it around 25-35 mph and I had the pedal down, but no revs, then all of a sudden it jolted and clunked for a bit, and then took off. Anyone experience this? Any help would be great. I haven't done an auto tranny fluid change yet, could this be it?

George.

Brownsville, Tx.

28th Dec 2009, 09:54

I have a 2004 Mazda6 wagon with just over 50k miles and a power sunroof. My question is this.

Does anyone know what causes water to collect in the passenger side front AND back floorboards? Not only that, but when it rains for a long period of time, water also collects in the passenger side glove compartment.

11th Jan 2010, 15:01

My wife and I bought a new on the lot 2005 Mazda 6s hatchback (5 door). 3.0L V6 auto trans. We now have close to 90,000 miles and it's been GREAT!

We have an occasional weather leak around the hatch. The hatch struts need replaced as they no longer hold the hatch up very well. I probably need to put brake pads up front. Other than those "typical for the age" problems, (knock on wood) we have had ABSOLUTELY no issues. Normal oil, tire rotation, and servicing is it.

I will state that I occasionally use the manual shift portion of the tranny to ensure the 'programing' stays up. I think it is a learning software that learns your specific shift tendencies.

My wife uses it as a daily driver, and we've done several 3,000+ mile trips. It's a GREAT car!

18th Jan 2010, 13:40

I have a 2007 Mazda 6 sedan and am experiencing problems with the temp display not working. The car is still under warranty and Mazda replaced the display 2 wks ago, but I'm still having intermittant problems. Anyone else experiencing this?

11th Mar 2010, 15:54

I have a 2004 Mazda 6i automatic, and after just hitting 102,000, the transmission went. I had to get a rebuilt one put in at $2500, basically half the Blue Book value of the car. I have been religious about every 3000 mile oil changes and tire rotation, and have had virtually nothing else wrong with the car. Had hoped to drive it to at least 130000 miles, but now am seriously considering trading it before the next big event. Anyone else have their tranny blow?

Ron from NH.

24th Mar 2010, 11:09

I have a Mazda6 04 hatchback with 154 000 km on it. Fortunately I bought the the extended 160 000 km/84 month warranty. Great road car, but many problems. All work and oil changes have been done at the dealer. The following problems have been covered under warranty:

- Clutch with less than 10 000 km TSB (technical service bulletin) "clutch judder" manufacturing defect

- A/C blow by on to windshield causing condensation TSB defective seal, replaced twice

- Defective spring seats causing clunk sound

- Idler pulley on serpentine belt

- Ignition coil on cylinder #1, #3, #5, three separate visits, engine stutter until fixed

- Fan module

- Heater mildew smell, drain hole plugged

- Rear trunk latch replaced

- LED on radio replaced, 4 week wait, shipped from Japan

- Gas cap latch replaced

- O2 sensor

- Drive belt tensioner and belt

- Starter motor

- Emissions recall

Items not covered by new warranty or extended warranty;

- Control arm/balljoint, safety item, if it goes you have no steering! $556

- Front & rear brake pads and rotors $436 & $354

- Power steering line $273

- Battery $108

- Belt $116

- $1936 total not covered under warranties.

To get any of these defects taken care of, an aggressive stance had to be taken with the service department. Work was refused until I presented them with technical service bulletins off the Internet. Thus although Mazda knew there were defects, they refused to fix them based on my complaints. In essence, the service manager looked me in the eye, for example and said he was unaware of clutch problems or AC blow by on to the windshield causing condensation. After his statement, I presented him with printed copies of the bulletins, at which time he relented to fix the problems. I made three complaints about these problems to the manager to no avail. Only after a mechanic told me about the TSB's, not recalls, did I have any power. Before this they had no interest in pleasing me as an honest customer.

Now I am looking at a second clutch $1500, not covered under warranty. I am 63 and I have only driven standards and never put a clutch in a car. One car driven 326 000 km and another 340 000 km; both Mazda 626's.

In addition, they are now doing an oil consumption study because of excessive consumption!

1st Apr 2010, 13:55

I have a 2004 Mazda 6 with the 2.3L engine and currently have 144,000 miles on it. The only problems I have had were the alternator going out at about 120,000 miles, and a driver's side door lock problem. This has been the best car I have ever owned.

15th Apr 2010, 15:16

2005 Mazda 6 - Transmission issues! LOL come on folks, fix it or replace it! I just got it back from the shop twice to have it fixed, but still the same issues as a lot of others I am reading, and then with the RECALL, but supposedly with only Japan/China... Uh huh! SOB! This is NUTS!