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#294 of 352 Re: Mazda Nightmare!! [damiana879]
Jun 27, 2012 (6:28 pm)
I have a 2005 Mazda6, V6 wagon, which we love. We had the transmission replaced under warranty at 36000 kms. The Mazda service was impeccable and we have talked about it ever since. At 119000 kms we blew the engine. A rod bearing actually broke into chunks (!!) Mazda Canada says that you are over the warranty, so go away, we won't help. Even when we point out that bearings do not break into little pieces and the engine had always been serviced properly, they will accept no responsibility. We are left with an $8500 bill for a new engine in a car that is only worth $10,000.
#295 of 352 Mazda 6 randomly wont start and cuts off while driving
Jul 03, 2012 (6:21 am)
I have a 2008 Mazda 6i Sport Value Edition that I purchased used with 10,000 miles in December 2008. This car has been towed to the MAZDA dealership over a half a dozen times because it would randomly not start. Almost always the car would fire right up and not duplicate the problem. The dealer replaced fuel pumps, wiring harnesses, and 5 pin connectors after talking with the factory. The problems subsided for a while but has now returned and now the vehicle cuts off while driving. Has anyone else experienced this? Any help or guidance in getting MAZDA to fix and address this situation is appreciated.
#296 of 352 Re: Mazda 6 randomly wont start and cuts off while driving [maddogmazda]
Aug 14, 2012 (4:36 am)
I have a 2005 Mazda 6s 6-speed manual. I have 90k miles on it. I recently had it in for service and they replaced a bad coil-pack and all my spark plugs. I've had it for about a week. It ran great! THEN- yesterday I started up the car and noticed a weird ticking sound behind the dash and observed that my trip odometer had been reset as well as all of my radio presets. I drove it to the store and shut it off, tried to lock my car and noticed that my car had no power whatsoever. I was able to get it started again, drove it back to my house and tried to replicate the problem with no luck. Then in the evening my wife and I were going out to dinner. Made it about a mile away from the house and while driving, the engine sputtered, all the lights and dash went hay-wire, lost all power then it randomly came back on. Luckily, we weren't on a highway because 10 seconds later, the car did it again, and completely shut off, no power anywhere. We pulled over and rolled to a stop. The car had no power going to it anywhere, no lights, nothing. This is extremely unsettling because had we been on a highway, we would not have any hazard lights to turn on and without power steering, who knows if I would have lost control had I been in the middle of a turn. I called the towing company, and a friend was on the way to pick up my wife. I checked the fuses and didn't see any blown, I popped the hood and checked the battery cables, which were not loose. Just as our friend got there to pick up my wife I noticed my map lights turn back on in the car. I was able to start the car back up and drive it back to the house. Much like you I have not found any answers on-line to the problem, just similar questions. To sum up my problem:
1. Car loses all power, engine shuts off.
2. No check engine lights or other warning lights remain on.
3. I don't believe it's the battery or alternator given car will start back up.
4. No fuses blown
5. Car was not under high RPM's when it happened. A/C was on, radio was on and headlights were on.
6. Unable to consistently replicate the problem.
7. Could it be bad wiring, given the sporadic and inconsistent nature of the problem?
Hopefully this post will help you feel a little better knowing you're not alone. Unfortunately I have no answers. I don't even want to take the chance driving my car to the shop because it is a safety hazard.
#297 of 352 Re: PCV Valve [azcardinals]
Aug 15, 2012 (7:18 am)
In response to the PCV Valve, can anyone explain in detail how to change.
#298 of 352 Rattling sound in reverse
Aug 22, 2012 (6:06 am)
I have a 2004 Mazda 6 with almost 118,000 miles and I love the car. In the past couple of days when I put the car in reverse, there is a rattling sound, as if a chain is being dragged. The sound is not there when driving so I am not sure if this is anything to really worry about.
#299 of 352 2007 Mazda 6 engine gone
Sep 19, 2012 (10:33 am)
Wow this is really crazy. I was reading this earlier and saw all the posts. I bought my 2007 Mazda 6 new and my engine just went out at 106000 miles. I went to a dealership here outside of Atlanta, GA for a oil change, the service adviser told me I needed a coolant and transmission flush. They did it and then I get my car back and the engine goes out on 9/17 at 8:45 PM. I am on the phone with Mazda now and they are like oh well since my car is out of warranty by 45000 miles and there arent any recalls on the engine. There techs were the last ones who touched my Mazda. My dad has a 2008 Mazda 6 and he just had to get his engine repaired earlier this year. I refuse to pay Mazda $8000 for a used engine with 87000 miles on it. I only owe $4500 on my car if that since I refinanced it in 2009. I was looking at getting a Mazda CX9 since I need more space for my kids. MAZDA WILL NEVER GET ANYMORE OF MY BUSINESS AND I WILL KEEP GOING AND TELLING EVERYONE. MAZDA WILL NEVER GET ANYMORE BUSINESS AND GO OUT OF BUSINESS.
#300 of 352 Re: 2007 Mazda 6 engine gone [trelle2004]
Sep 19, 2012 (11:33 am)
Tell the world, man!! My engine went at about 70,000 miles and Mazda just laughed. I have told hundreds of people and know that I saved several from buying a Mazda. Spreading the word helps!!!
#301 of 352 Weird Mazda 6 Problem
Sep 30, 2012 (6:29 pm)
I hope someone can help me with my weird mazda issue.
I have a 2005 Mazda 6 and within the past couple of months, when I drive on the highway the car will start sputtering, the gear light only on the dash goes off (all the other lights stay on) and the car loses power. This will only last for a couple of seconds and then go back to full power, but while this is happening I feel like the car is going to cut off.
I have taken it to my mechanic and he said when he hooks it up to the machine no codes come on and he doesn't know what is wrong with it he would have to be in it when it happens. The thing is it doesn't happen all the time. I could happen 1x a week or 4x's a week, it's very random.
If anyone else has had this problem like this and has a solution I would SOOOOOO appreciate the help.
Thanks in advance for any help.
#302 of 352 Re: Weird Mazda 6 Problem [klvau]
Nov 04, 2012 (4:41 am)
I have a 2003 Mazda 6, back in August the car felt like it just died, the engine was still running though and there was an "AT" lit up the dash, then I pulled into my drive but when I pushed on the brakes the car surged forward and I had to slam it into park to get it to stop. 30 minutes later it started no lights lit on the dash and I drove it to my mechanic. He checked it out put it on the computer or whatever and he couldn't find any error codes or anything wrong it, he even took it to a transmission specialist. The car has been working since then except there is surging / lagging at times when I am going slow. Then yesterday the same issue "A T" on the dash, loss of power pulled into a parking slot stepped on brake and I almost jumped the curb when it surged. Slammed it in park and there is sits. Freaky man, scares the crap out of me and my teenager drives it and I am afraid of what may happen.
I bought this car in 2003 and just love this car, but why can't the mechanics find out whats wrong???
Sorry couldn't help you!
#303 of 352 Re: Weird Mazda 6 Problem [jebkauai]
Nov 09, 2012 (8:06 am)
I too have a 2003 Mazda 6s with the v6 engine and automatic 5 speed. I'm curious when was the last time you have changed the transmission fluid. When you describe the surging/lagging when going slow is exactly how our car operates when it is time to change the fluid. We've been changing the fluid depending on our driving and where we lived betweent 30k and 50k miles. Now we're in the DC area we have been changing it every 30k miles.
Strange as this may also sound, when Jiffy Lube punctured our air intake, this made our engine run hot and missfire a bit. Believe it or not the engine being out of tune to a point like this also made the transmission do weird things like surging and lagging.
It is scary because it makes our wheels chirp on first and second speeds when it shifts into them. But once we started changing the trans fluid and made sure the engine is always running properly, we haven't had the issue.
Never had the AT code come up on us though, strange the dealer couldn't find anything wrong with it when the code obviously came up for you.