The Mazda6 provides a sporty alternative to the conventional humdrum midsized sedan. A coupe-like silhouette stands out with eye-catching looks. Quick, responsive steering contributes to agile handling. But it isn't all about flash. Fuel economy is class-leading at 32 mpg overall, thanks to the automaker's SkyActiv suite of fuel-saving engine and weight-reduction technologies. That's better than many small sedans.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 Mazda 6 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Camera is not reliable if someone is back up directly behind you. If it's raining, the camera image can be blurred, with the blind spots on the rear of this vehicle it's very unsafe."

Anonymous, (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Lane departure warning sensor. 8 times at dealer. Not able to fix problem. In process of Mazda buying car back"

Anonymous, NV (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"when switching from CD player to Radio, screen will freeze causing inability to see what radio station is playing. Only remedy is to turn vehicle off and restart"

Mark D., ID (2015 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"The display screen will suddenly go black/blank; at the same time, the clock will become unreadable. This appears to be tied to an electrical problem (perhaps a short) associated with exterior light controls"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"GPS is very frustrating and not user friendly and when i use my phone gps I have to turn off my bluetooth on my phone"

Robert B., CA (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Very poorly designed "infotainment" system, difficulties pairing and working with iPhone6, dysfunctional USB Player (Mazda has a TSB on Bluetooth module replacement). UnUSble navigation system, surprisingly worse than my 3 year old portable Garmin G"

Evgeniy M., CA (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The system is archaic. Poor functionality. Slow to boot up. Ipod function must fully download every time car starts - very slow. Does not sync properly with iPhone...not all functions work VERY DISAPPOINTED with Mazda for sub-standard system"

Steven L., ON (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"despite claims in the sales brochure and the owners manual, the infotainment system is unable to interface with the music in an iPod, iPhone 4, iPhone 5 or iPodNano. Mazda alternates between telling me it's an Apple Problem (All of these devices wor"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"intermittent trouble connecting Pandora from my Android phone"

Jonathan S., CA (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"the gps has never worked at all and per the dealer they can't fix it."

Anonymous, WA (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The Tom Tom Navigation system does not perform all of the actions stated it would in the Mazda literature. Has been in service department numerous times"

K H., AZ (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Very poorly designed "infotainment" system, difficulties pairing and working with iPhone6, dysfunctional USB Player (Mazda has a TSB on Bluetooth module replacement). UnUSble navigation system, surprisingly worse than my 3 year old portable Garmin G"

Evgeniy M., CA (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Inaccurate moving map display"

Anonymous, SC (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It stopped working"

Arnie P., FL (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The TomTom GPS auto-scales the map to a useless size, it takes a half dozen menu prompts to get anything done, it presents a lawyerly )it's your fault not ours" disclaimer that must be acknowledged every time the car is started, and it has an un-avoi"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Needs update (or more) to GPS system, but cost to repair is outrageous; I'll just use my smartphone for directions/maps."

Maria B., NY (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It is very difficult to input destination info. Typing in does not work so must use voice input. That can also be challenging"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Bluetooth switches on and off during phone conversations while driving without warning intermittently. So person I'm talking to will go back and forth between bluetooth and phone."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Bluetooth module failed. This module is integrated with external USB connection. Replaced under warranty by dealer"

Anonymous, MO (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Issues with system connecting then dropping to phone, then reconnecting over and over"

Marc A., TX (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes when I try to make a call while driving the phone pairing shows it is not paired. That is the only phone I use in that car"

Anonymous, LA (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"SMS (TXT message) features do not work well, or at all"

Lucien J., DE (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I can't pair my phone with the car without uploading all of my contacts into the system. That's clearly not a good idea (see my previous comment about Mazda paying no attention to their firmware and never updating it) so I can't use this feature."

Anonymous, (2015 Mazda 6 Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"Not sensitive enough to pick up even local stations"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Routine software updates

"During routine servicing, Mazda dealership's service center refused to update software for nav system traffic and phone/bluetooth problems without charging for it, even though the problems have been in the car since I bought the car."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The keyless entry system is unsafe. The firmware does not allow the user to disable it. The software is never updated and Mazda has laughed at me when I asked whether they would ever update it."

Anonymous, (2015 Mazda 6 Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Speakers

"Subwoofer in passenger door went bad."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"poor quality sound"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"There is at least one speaker that will come in and go out. Perhaps this is also tied to the electrical problem associated with the control panel and the exterior light controls"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger door speaker blew, but not sure how or why. The cost of a replacement speaker was exorbitant, but I could not repair/replace myself and I'm pretty handy with electronics. One hour repair at dealer."

Maria B., NY (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Back speakers produced very little sound. They are called 'Twiddlers' Two front speakers had to be replaced."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"when I am stopped on an incline,my brake is supposed to hold even when my foot is not on the brake. At times it does"

Anonymous, GA (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"Recall 1217F. Water may enter the brake caliper due to inappropriate sealing performance of the rear brake caliper protective boot and the parking brake actuator shaft may rust increasing the sliding resistance of the actuator shaft. This was recently corrected."

Vincent L., NY (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear calipers failed causing the parking brake to fail as well"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"factory recall"

Bob H., KS (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"warranty recall"

Michelle A., CA (2015 Mazda 6 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Factory recall"

Donald D., NY (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The parking brake stopped holding the car without pulling on it really hard. At one point the car almost rolled down my driveway because of the issue. Eventually the rear caliper seized. There was a recall related to this issue. Mazda fixed it."

Anonymous, VA (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Parking brake didn't work right because rear calipers failed"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Brake Linings down to 2mm. Rotor also required replacement."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Replace pads and rotors every 15000 miles"

Anonymous, ME (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"All four brake pads and rotors had to be replaced at 50,000 miles."

David R., IL (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"needed front brakes at 24k miles, last car went 80k. same driver and routes for both cars"

Anonymous, RI (2015 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Complete replacement of pads and rotors required at 35,000 miles at a cost of approximately $1,200"

Greg R., CT (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"Repeatedly taken to service and correct the vibrating brakes, always to the dealer. Each time the rotors were ground to correct warping. Finally replaced the brakes this year (at my cost), but not by the dealer. No issues since they were replaced."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Due to the rotors warping prematurely, the braking experience has been less than satisfying and somewhat expensive to fix. The warped rotors make the steering shake and the car pulse when stopping. Poor rotor design that Mazda hasn't addressed."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"Had to have the rotors turned twice in 50,000 miles, and replaced the front pads before they were worn our due to concern for additional uneven wear"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"My car only has 51000 miles and I've had to have my front rotors turned once at 24000 and then had to replace them a month ago at 50000. Mazda knows they warp with regular braking earlier than they should and the replacement rotors to my knowledge haven't been re-engineered according to the dealer."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"They keep warping, causing vibration on stopping"

Anonymous, IN (2015 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Rear 'chrome' trim on trunk is loose, have not taken to dealer for repair as of yet"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear tail light chrome molding seems lose. It is unclear if this issue will worsen with age, but suggests poor design"

Lowell G., OR (2015 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Loose trim"

Rami A., FL (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"anchor for the cargo net was not properly installed at the factory. It was loose and would not secure the cargo net"

Mark C., NJ (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Factory Recall on sharp metal driver side door sill"

Anonymous, OR (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Center console lid repeatedly comes loose and needs to be fixed by dealer."

Robert B., IN (2015 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint has started cracking and chipping, I notice more missing paint spots every day."

Anonymous, (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"the paint on the front grill was chipping off"

Anonymous, HI (2015 Mazda 6 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"poor exterior paint,subject to staining and fading, engine noisy when idle. brakes sometimes noisy when stopping,"

William B., FL (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is very thin. Swirl marks (appearing almost out of nowhere), easily stained finish. Body very susceptible to rock chips. Issues result from a combination of a weak clear coat finish, car aerodynamics that seem to result in rock chips in visible"

Lowell G., OR (2015 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Wheels had issue with the finish and were replaced under warranty."

Michael M., NC (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint on the wheels was peeling"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Wheel rims paint peeling"

Anonymous, (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

"12V power plug does not have battery rundown protection. We left the car parked at the airport for a week and forgot to unplug our 12V USB cell phone charger and when we came back the car's battery was completely dead and required a jump start"

Scott W., MD (2015 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"air filter cover not secured caused check engine light to come on occassionally"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Mazda 6 Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"Excessive moisture condensation inside one of the headlight lenses."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"E-record revealed dome light accidentally turned on, unnoticed, drained battery 2x! Placement of switch above windscreen makes it easy for driver to accidentally bump when removing grocery bag from passenger seat, floor. Battery had to be replaced!"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"If one interior lights left one, the battery is dead in the morning."

J N., NY (2015 Mazda 6 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"Some of the door locks were making a squeaky noise when closing or opening. Replaced door locks during warranty."

Ron G., MO (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"could not get in car without key"

Salvatore S., CA (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The bottom of one of the keyless fobs broke off for no apparent reason and the batteries have required replacing twice in 2.5 years"

Scott W., MD (2015 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"Sensor has gone off twice on road trips. Both times stopping and checking the tire pressure was within spec. The only really annoying part is you have to be at complete stop to reset sensor"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Monitor was replaced as part of a recall but is still problematic"

Victor P., PA (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to take it in 3 times in first month. kept telling us that the temp outside will set it off. that's ridiculous. they finally replaced it and its been fine for 3 month"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Would falsely display low tire warning. Had system checked. Part was replaced. Still have the same problem to date"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Vehicle was hit broadside in 2015. $15,000 damage. Last fall water entered behind wheel well. Took the Mazda6 back to the original repair shop. They took care of it; now waterproof again."

Anonymous, (2015 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"disconcerting squeak coming from under the hood, usually when the air conditioner cycles. Dealer has not been able to resolve."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Dash rattle. Dealership has tried to find multiple times but it still has not been found"

Ken N., AL (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Dashboard occasional rattle and misc occasional buzzing sound from somewhere in car interior"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"There's a noticeable hollow rattling coming from the front of the car any time I go over rough or uneven pavement at low speeds. Naturally, the dealer can't replicate the problem, so they won't even check if anything is loose or needs to be adjusted."

Robert B., IN (2015 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"rolling down the driver side window sometimes makes an ear piercing noise. it may be minor, but it sure is irritating"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes make a noise while braking in reverse"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Mazda 6 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Increased interior squeaks, have not been able to locate source. Noises from front suspension (creaking and clunks) have been present for almost as long as I've owned the car. Mazda unable to diagnose."

Anonymous, (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"Wind noise isn't too bad. But I think that it's more significant than other cars in the class. I'd certainly appreciate less wind noise at interstate speeds"

Ken N., AL (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"constant excessive wind noise from right rear door at highway speeds"

Mark D., ID (2015 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"The transmission was replaced under warranty at 48,000 miles due to a loud whining noise after the was driven for a while in warm weather."

David R., IL (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The car just stopped running. We were told it needed a new transmission. The dealer had the car for a MONTH waiting for parts. So I can only assume this is a more widespread problem than they let on. It was covered under warranty but a HUGE hassle. We are turning it in as soon as possible for another type of car."

Anonymous, GA (2015 Mazda 6 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer replaced the transmission which was under warranty. No cost to me. Took about a week and I was given a loaner car to use. The dealer spotted the trouble during a checkup"

G D., NY (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Sticky shift into 3rd and 4th gears. Seems to be getting better with some wear. I am on a wait and see"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission computer

"A computer chip failed for the transmission. We could only drive is slowly before is stalled, and it took 4 business days to get the part fixed"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"car would not go over 5 mile per hr., it finally went up in speed drove it to dealer and it took 1 month for parts to come in. Car has been running very good since. I was very happy with the service. I would buy another Mazda"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Car failed while my wife was driving it. Mazda fixed it under warranty. Said a notice had been issued to dealers but it wasn't a recall issue"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"car would start then immediately stall. Cost $485.00 to replace mass air flow sensor."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"Outside temperature occasionally displayed incorrectly resulting in the climate control malfunctioning and blowing hot air or cold air inappropriately."

Anonymous, NC (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"The refrigerant leaked, dealer fixed leak under warranty"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Uncalibrated GPS. Bluetooth drops connection then reestablish it suddenly"

Rami A., FL (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"System is very out-of-date. Poor functionality. Poor graphics. Does not sync well with iPhone. Truly a sub-standard product offering.VERY DISAPPOINTED in Mazda for even putting this product into their car"

Steven L., ON (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"At the top of the rear doors the chrome like trim that has been folded in between the rubber molding is very sharp and cut a persons finger"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The top point on the doors would gouge/scrape you if you weren't careful. They were fixed by a recall."

Tom-Shannon P., AR (2015 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Shocks or struts

"rear strut leaking at approximately 37000 miles - both rear struts replaced"

Kevin R., AZ (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Dealer noted the problem during a routine checkup. Work was done at no cost to me"

G D., NY (2015 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"GT version has $600 battery only sold through Mazda. Battery wore out in 3 years."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
PARKING BRAKE
Jun 22 2017
If the parking brake actuator shaft binds, the parking brake may not engage or disengage fully. If the parking brake does not engage properly, the vehicle may move unexpectedly if it is parked on a slope, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2014-2015 Mazda6 and 2014-2016 Mazda3 vehicles. Water could possibly enter the brake caliper causing the parking brake actuator shaft to corrode and possibly bind.
What should you do:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will check the parking brake actuator shafts, replacing any that are corroded, free of charge. Remedy parts are currently unavailable. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed August 24, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 1217F.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V393000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 227814
TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
Oct 27 2014
A vehicle that is driven with under inflated tires may experience a sudden tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Mazda6 vehicles manufactured October 25, 2012, to October 10, 2014. If the pressures of four of the tires on an affected vehicle gradually drop at the same time, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) may not warn the driver of the drop in pressure. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring System."
What should you do:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will update the TPMS software, free of charge. The recall began on December 10, 2014. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V675000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 99711
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
Apr 03 2014
Once the PCM assumes that the charging system has failed, the vehicle will stop charging and could result in poor acceleration, loss of steering assist and windshield wiper operation, and a possible engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2014 Mazda3 vehicles manufactured June 12, 2013, through December 18, 2013, and model year 2014-2015 Mazda6 vehicles manufactured May 20, 2013, through December 4, 2013, and both equipped with a 2.5L engine and a regenerative engine braking system. When driving the affected vehicles in heavy rain or in deep puddles, the alternator belt may slip causing the Power Control module (PCM) to incorrectly assume failure of the charging system.
What should you do:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the PCM with updated software, free of charge. The recall began on May 19, 2014. Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 7314D.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V173000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5700
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