Mazda6 Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Model year with the most reported issues

2014

Most reported problem

Interior

Low risk

Low

Seating, HVAC, carpeting, steering wheel, dashboard and console, door panels, roof liner, interior trim and other components of the vehicle’s inside utilized by the driver and passengers.
Car depreciation

46% after 5 years

While different cars depreciate at different rates, it's a good rule of thumb to assume that a new car will lose approximately 20 percent of its value in the first year. In five years, the average depreciation rate is 50% of their initial value.
Recalls

51 Recalls

A recall is issued when a manufacturer or NHTSA determines that a vehicle, equipment, car seat, or tire creates an unreasonable safety risk or fails to meet minimum safety standards. Manufacturers are required to fix the problem by repairing it, replacing it, offering a refund, or in rare cases repurchasing the vehicle.
Investigation for defects

0 Investigation(s)

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Low Severity Level

Problems marked low typically are not a safety issue, and more of a minor defect or annoyance.

Medium Severity Level

Problems marked medium may be a potential mechanical and safety issue.

High Severity Level

Problems marked high are potential mechanical and safety issues.

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First new car disappointment

Model Year:

2014

Manufacturer:

Mazda

Model:

MAZDA6

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Car is gorgeous and turns heads but otherwise I am terribly disappointed as this was the first car I ever purchased brand new. Interior is cramped, seats are too low and narrow, making entry and exit awkward and difficult. Paint is easily chipped and interior design makes access for vacuuming/cleaning

Review submitted by:Missy D

Pros:Good looking car, OK mileage

Cons:Everything else.

Uncomfortable seats

Model Year:

2014

Manufacturer:

Mazda

Model:

MAZDA6

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Fun to drive with the exception of the seats, they are uncomfortable, they hug me more than I like. I have to adjust the seat backwards in order to get out of the car. I was told by my sellsman that Mazda's hold more of their value than American cars.

Review submitted by:Craig C

Pros:Great gas milage, great power, looks great

Cons:Resale value (?) front seats need to be redesigned

I strongly dislike the car

Model Year:

2014

Manufacturer:

Mazda

Model:

MAZDA6

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Its boring to drive, gear box is very laggy, it never tells me temperature and its sound insulation is unacceptable.

Review submitted by:Molly C

Pros:Price

Cons:Everything else

The most uncomfortable car

Model Year:

2014

Manufacturer:

Mazda

Model:

MAZDA6

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

After trading in my Cx-7 I now own a mazda 6 it is the most uncomfortable car I have ever been in. No quality was put in to this car. Being a passenger feeling like riding in a cardboard box. No thought was put into this car as to storage

Review submitted by:Debbie H

Pros:Color

Cons:Quality, no storage inside,

Flawed

Model Year:

2014

Model:

MAZDA6

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

Already had to replace the engine at 79,000 miles for what Mazda called a “defect” but refused to pay for. Warranty was over. Engine $7000. Will never purchase another Mazda and I was a proud Mazda owner long before I purchased this specific vehicle. Synthetic oil changes were performed every

Review submitted by:Bill F

Pros:Fun to drive

Cons:Engine blew

Okay, but performance lags

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Mazda

Model:

MAZDA6

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I live on a hill. Go downhill in the morning and the engine is cool, but in gear the transmission and motor are not in sync giving you a pause, and accelerate, back and forth that makes you feel unsure. Turn a corner and again herky-jerky motion as the transmission,

Review submitted by:Jim D

Pros:Nice styling

Cons:Cannot trust the drivetrain

Not your typical Japanese vehicle

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Mazda

Model:

MAZDA6

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I loved this car (notice the use of the past tense), it was strikingly good looking and had all the bells an whistles one could want. Unfortunately when I took this bell home from the proverbial ball I found out what it really was made of. To start the paint

Review submitted by:Tarun H

Pros:Good handling

Cons:Too many to list, read review

Looks do not equal quality or comfort...

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Mazda

Model:

MAZDA6

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I have owned the 2015 M6GT for 3 months with 2000 miles driven. I agree with others that looks are good inside and out for car. The materials used are average for this price range. The mileage is 29 for 80% highway. Interior is roomy with good placement of cockpit

Review submitted by:Wynn H

Pros:Cabin ergonomics, styling, cabin room, trunk size

Cons:Ride very stiff, cabin storage, thin seat padding

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