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#60 of 352 2006 mazda6s 3 litre v6 blown motor 59 000 miles
May 13, 2009 (1:18 pm)
i have a 2006 mazda 6s 3 litre v6 that blew a rod at 59 000 miles this is totally ridiculous and of course my warranties up and ofcourse they cant do anything for me at all. now they want these services reciepts for the car and i bought it used in 2008 so anything from 06 till feb 08 i dont have and ofcourse since i like to take care of my own cars they wont honor the fact that i changed the oil myself a few times, the odd part in all of this was my last oil change and service was done at a mazda dealer 1 month prior to this of and they readjusted the cam caps which is a bs do nothing operation that cost me over 300 bucks. so i finally take it to the dealer and a month later the motor blows hmm thats odd to me the car never had one single problem before entering the dealerships except a bent rim that cost me 250 to replace. so now im stuck with this car that needs a motor and ill be dammed if im going to pay 8000 out of pocket cause mazda dosent back their inadequate products and secondley no amount of oil changes would prevent this from happening thats bs also and further more if they want to play that game my oil was changed by them a month before this happened by their mechanics. if anyone can help me get them to pay for this id highly appreciate it. i know this ill never own another mazda again their non driver friendly maintence requirements are ridiculous and the fact that they only honor work done by them is even more bogus.
#61 of 352 Re: tapping noise [jkobty2]
May 13, 2009 (1:49 pm)
I have the same problem. Have you found a reason yet?
#62 of 352 Re: 2006 mazda6s 3 litre v6 blown motor 59 000 miles [pjw_mc72]
May 13, 2009 (1:52 pm)
I drive past Dworkin Mazda all the time and the buildings are empty. Too bad to a business that screwed me. And Mazda USA.... let them die as well. I've had 56 cars of which 7 were Mazdas. Great cars........Crappy company. Bye Bye Mazda.
#63 of 352 Re: Mazda does not honor their warranty [sepang6]
May 15, 2009 (8:16 am)
how do i go about winning my case cause my engine has blown and they are saying that it's due to lack of maintenance in which i changed the oil myself. Can you give me all the information that you have to contact them myself. thanks
#64 of 352 Re: Mazda does not honor their warranty [aslaughter02]
May 15, 2009 (10:00 am)
I gave up trying to get Mazda to do the right thing and am compiling all this data to prove to them they have a systemic chronic problem with these cars and I want the money I paid to replace my Mazda's engine back.
#65 of 352 Engine Problems
May 15, 2009 (1:04 pm)
Question fo you guys: I have a 2009 Mazda 6 i with about 4000 miles on it. every time i start the car the engine idles at a relatively high rpm. after a bout a minute or two it drops down. Is this normal? whenever i shift in reverse at the higher rpm, the car shakes, whats the deal here? anyone else having this problem?
#66 of 352 Mazda 6 engine failurs
May 28, 2009 (1:04 pm)
I have an 2003 M6 and a 2004 M6. I have just loved the cars. I have now had to replace both engines from oil loss. The 2003 had a complete, sudden loss of oil that resulted from a cracked oil canister cap. The cracked cap showed what seems to be "wrench" marks where the failure was and also on the opposite side of the cap. The 2004 M6 also had a cap failure that allowed oil loss only while running until the oil was depleted and fatal engine damage occurred. Mazda appears to have a specialized oil cap socket that can be attached to a wrench to avoid oil cap damage. I am still investigating, but if this is true, Mazda needs to warn all Mazda owners. Changing the oil with out the use of this "oil cap socket" may be dangerous to the health of the engine. Anyone out there.... are you seeing what I am seeing?
#67 of 352 Re: Mazda 6 engine failurs [ausboss]
May 28, 2009 (3:24 pm)
This must be for the I4 with the canister filter, not the V6. I have the V6, and have not heard of any problems with any of the oil filters on that engine. I've used many different kinds of filters, and I usually just hand tighten it on my car.
The only issue i've read about relating to oil loss was the PCV failing, causing rapid oil loss. That's why I check my oil level very frequently.
#69 of 352 Re: tapping noise [eddy23]
May 30, 2009 (9:29 pm)
my niece also has the same car and it has the same noises. So seems to be the norm for this 2.5L engine. I think they just did not spend enough time engineering it. it is based on the 2.3, so they probably increased the piston stroke, made it longer or something. but they did not balance it properly. Honestly it sometimes sounds like a diesel engine. It knocks at idle in park, the serpentine belt squeeks when idling in Drive, and the engine has a valve tapping or piston slap sound when accelerating at low rpm. I am going to mention it on my next service. But I do not want them to start messing with it. If enough of us complain about this, maybe they will issue a recall or something. But judging from this forum, Mazda does not seem to care much about their customers. Too bad it is such a nice looking car. My 10 year old Daewoo Leganza 2.2L engine still runs smoother and quieter with no valve or belt or piston noises than my brand new mazda6.
But it seems to run fine once you drive it around 3000 rpms when accelerating, and it is a smooth cruiser, so might be not a serious issue. I now put the music on when I am at a drive thru, to avoid hearing it.
Oh, well I have had better experiences with Korean cars before, and I do not think I will keep this one for more than the warranty period. Especially with that fragile oil canister system. It is a disaster waiting to happen. I heard that it can be changed to a normal system. If I end up keeping the car, I will look into changing it.