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#177 of 352 Re: engine failure - 2003 Mazda6s [al5000]
Jun 29, 2010 (1:26 pm)
Interesting. May I ask how you know this (i.e. that the "new" Mazda engine they are offering is, in fact, a remanufactured one?
Also, Mazda is charging $1700 for installation. If I decide to get the engine from Powertrain, do you recommend I go to Mazda to install it because they know the engine well, or would it be better to go to a different mechanic who would probably charge less?
#178 of 352 Re: engine failure - 2003 Mazda6s [mazda6s1]
Jun 30, 2010 (4:29 am)
The book hours for engine replacement is 20 hours. I doubt your dealer is only charging $85/hr, but maybe. I used a local mechanic who only charged me $50/hr ($1000) and he took a bath on the job.
The service manager at the local Mazda dealer is the one who told me the "new" $6500 engine was remanufactured.
#179 of 352 Re: engine failure - 2003 Mazda6s [mazda6s1]
Jun 30, 2010 (4:46 am)
I would avoind Mazda at all cost. They have changed from best to worst. Just check the former Mazda Service Manager who added his thoughts here.
Jul 17, 2010 (11:58 am)
i got an 04 mazda 6 2.3l. cyl. #3 misfire code. every time i fill up the mis starts and then goes away. i replaced coil, checked for vacuum leak, compression and wires and plugs. i dont know what it is and the injector is firing and ohmed out okay, any ideas would be great.
#181 of 352 Re: Engine failure [racefanf1]
Jul 24, 2010 (4:57 am)
Include me, too. I have a 2006 -- problems with no oil in 2008 while the car was still in warranty. Mazda did nothing, up to the area rep. Rented a car for a week, repaired the car, and this week, at about 66000, the engine blew.
Maybe we can get an investigative reporter on the news to force Mazda to do something. This car will cost me almost $3000 to repair - needs a new engine and clutch now. No warning lights, I've checked and changed oil religiously.
How about the Better Business Bureau? Consumer protection agency of some kind ?
#182 of 352 Re: Engine failure [xwrdpuzlr]
Jul 24, 2010 (2:38 pm)
Can you provide more details about the "no oil"?
Also, was the PCV valve checked for blockage?
Any info is most helpful to understand what cause the "no oil".
#183 of 352 Re: Engine failure [xwrdpuzlr]
Jul 26, 2010 (7:49 am)
Count me in! There needs to be a lawsuit.
2004 Mazda 6s (6 cyl.), well maintined, blown engine at 81k. Had been using Mobil1 and changing oil at less than the 7500 mile recommended interval. Mazda put on a charade of "reviewing" my situation, not even an offer of discounted work.
Ended up going to an independent mechanic, for around $6300 replaced engine with a new remanufactured one (4 yr warranty parts and labor), clutch , starter, 2 front cats.
#184 of 352 Mazda6 major problems
Jul 29, 2010 (6:20 pm)
I just got the bill from my mechanic (independent, not Mazda) for almost $3000 for a blown transmission. According to him, something inside the transmission came apart and blew through the case. All the fluid drained out, of course, and soaked the clutch en route. The car is a 2006, with about 67000 miles on it -- out of warranty, of course.
There is no way a transmission should blow in 4 years -- or ever, in this way. My mechanic assures me there is no way I could have caused the damage.
When it was in warranty, in 2008, it lost all the engine oil. Mazda claimed it was my fault -- despite having the car at the dealer for a recall the previous day. At that time, they did their vaunted check, and the oil was checked off as OK. I went up to the area rep level, and they did nothing. Claimed my records of oil changes were not valid, or insufficient, or whatever.
My previous Mazda, a 626, had an engine light on, which prevented passing inspection. Nobody could find the problem -- Mazda installed a new part, charged me a couple of hundred for it, and the engine light came on again on the way home. I made a U-turn and demanded that they remove the new, expensive part, put the old one back, and refund my charges. The problem was never resolved, the car never passed inspection (though it was running well), and that's when I traded it in for the Mazda 6.
I wouldn't trust another Mazda -- the vehicle or the company -- if my life depended on it.
Mazda has not stood behind their product or their customers. These apparent defects should go to the press -- at least Toyota makes good on its mistakes.
Aug 13, 2010 (10:38 am)
I have a 2003 4cylinder and I'm having idle issues. It revs up really high and then down to almost a stall when it is sitting still. I can't figure out what is wrong with it. It seems to be the Idle Control Valve, but that part has to be replaced as part of the complete throttle system. There is also, more recently, a high pitched squeal. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can do??
Aug 17, 2010 (2:24 pm)
Count me in on any lawsuits or complaints against Mazda. I have a 2005 Mazda 6 and the clutch went out at only 33,248 miles. Called Mazda USA who said they most likely will do nothing to help, but that I need to take it to one of their Mazda dealerships (17 miles away), have it diagnosed by them ($110) after which they'll take a look to see whether I was "loyal" by getting my car serviced at a Mazda dealership before they can determine whether they'll help pay for this. The dealer's repair estimate to replace the clutch is $1000 to $1300. I've been driving sticks for 25 years or more and have never had one go out until now. I can't stand Mazda right now and will never buy another one - EVER!!!