What's Wrong with the Mazda MAZDA6?

MAZDA6 owners have made 222 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the engine (20%), followed by the transmission (15%) and the interior (13%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the MAZDA6.

Comparing MAZDA6 Generations

Watch out for the 3rd generation's (2013–2017) 8.98 PainRank™, which is the worst of 3 generations. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
3rd Gen MAZDA6 2013–2017
70 8.98
2nd Gen MAZDA6 2009–2012
63 4.76
1st Gen MAZDA6 2003–2008
89 8.05

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    The Worst MAZDA6 Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2005 (12), 2013 (12), 2003 (11), 2008 (11), 2015 (8), 2011 (6), 2012 (6), and 2017 (2).