3rd Generation (2013—2017) MAZDA6 Problems

MAZDA6 owners with a 2013—2017 model year have the most problems with the transmission (30%), interior (17%), and the brakes (10%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission High Pitched Whine 5 complaints at an average of 55,172 miles in the 2014 Mazda MAZDA6.
  2. Rodent Chewed Engine Wiring Harness 1 complaints at an average of 2,070 miles in the 2017 Mazda MAZDA6.
  3. Transmission Hesitates 4 complaints at an average of 10,425 miles in the 2016 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 2014 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2017 2 1 157 3.79
2016 22 1 279 10.44
2015 8 3 328 2.42
2014 29 4 476 19.86
2013 12 3 113 5.98

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