2nd Generation (2009—2012) MAZDA6 Problems

This generations ranks 29th out of 38 Mazda generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the lights (20%), interior (16%), and the body (13%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Slipping 2 complaints at an average of 52,052 miles in the 2010 Mazda MAZDA6.
  2. Engine Failure 2 complaints at an average of 112,384 miles in the 2009 Mazda MAZDA6.
  3. Excessive Subframe Flaking/rusting 4 complaints at an average of 90,669 miles in the 2009 Mazda MAZDA6.

What MAZDA6 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Mazda model years.

Watch out for the 2010 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2012 8 4 126 1.42
2011 8 4 130 4.27
2010 24 8 133 7.62
2009 32 9 136 6.74

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