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Mazda6 Engine Problems



  • poodog13poodog13 Posts: 320
    Not sure I'm getting your point as you start off seemingly contracdicting mine but then close by making another point that supports my original premise. I think it stands to reason that the statistics, probabilities, risk, and accounting actually DRIVES the willingness to stand behind the product. If the probabilities showed that they could remain profitable while offering a 20-year warranty, then they'd be WILLING to do so.
  • des5des5 Posts: 88
    No, what I'm saying is that the warranty term is determined based on the cumulative incremental cost budget for warranty claims, not on the typical or design lifespan of the product. You make it sound like Mazda designs to a 60K mile lifespan and then cleverly sets the warranty at 50K.
  • pmac3pmac3 Posts: 2
    I have the same problem with my Mazda6, 67,000 miles and the engine just died, If there is any news about a class action law suit please post it.
  • pmac3pmac3 Posts: 2
    I have the same problem with my 2007 Mazda6, 67,000 miles and it died.
    Please let us know if you really want to get a law suit going.
  • racefanf1racefanf1 Posts: 35
    I'll restate this original posting. This is my original thread for Mazda6 Engine Problems.

    I have a 2007 4 cyl, 5 Spd Mazda 6. The engine blew at 11,000 miles. and again at 23,000 miles.

    I'm a Engineer and a mechanic. I specialize in FMEA (Failure Mode & Effect Annalysis) Which means I know no Mazda Service Manager can blame me for my engine failure without a tear down for Root Cause Analysis. Period. And Mazda blamed me. They said "your engine compartment is too clean, you must be hiding something"

    I did one more oil/filter change than required.

    Check back on my postings and read the one from the FORMER Mazda service manager on here.

    Edmunds pull my request for all your information to start action against Mazda saying this was not the purpose of Edmunds to begin legal actions.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Being that in a court of law, a warranty claim can only be denied if it was proven that the operator caused the warrantied. part to fail, I really don't buy your claim.

    What this service manager supposedly said would never, ever stand up in any legal venue. Although Mazda does not have the best customer service, this claim and reason just makes no sense and is laughable.

    The fact that you have had no resolution to date from something that happened years ago makes absolutely no sence. You know the old saying "there are two sides to every story..."
  • Kirstie@EdmundsKirstie@Edmunds Posts: 10,674
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  • austinsaustins Posts: 9
    That's pretty common. It's generally a good idea to just have a mechanic or your dealership do your regular maintenance since they'll always leave you with a verifiable receipt. They basically want to be sure that any engine or transmission problems weren't a result of you improperly changing your oil, etc. Having it done by a certified technician makes sure that anything that pops up can't be blamed on you. If you want to save money sometimes you can buy your own oil/filter, and see if your mechanic/service manager will do the work for you and only charge you for labor.
  • racefanf1racefanf1 Posts: 35
    How do I block problem people when I'm only trying to help people understand the issues all of us are having with the Mazda 6? I understand people who love their Mazdas would defend and try to, somehow, blame us for this failure, but it''s way bigger than that. It's a huge problem and Mazda lovers mud slinging and and blame pointing other than the true root cause is not helpful.
  • Kirstie@EdmundsKirstie@Edmunds Posts: 10,674
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  • "help people understand the issues all of us are having with the Mazda 6?"

    I am not haveing any of these issues on my Mazda6 2006 V6 Sport 5 speed. 72400 miles and still running great. It has been a very long time since you started this thread. Seems there would be a resolution by now.
  • I just had this happen to my 04....62000 miles, engine DONE. what ended up happening with you? Did anyone sue??
  • I found an engine for $1900 plus $700 to put in in. Other than a couple of items it has worked good. Mazda wanted $6000. I will never ever buy a Mazda or a Ford again...period.
  • A few years ago my Mazda 6 blew up desipte perfect maintenance. I bought a used one for $1999 plus $700 to put it in. Discovered an engine seal problem on the new one and it went through an additional 2 water pumps. Currently it works fine, but when I pay it off I will either donate it, push it off a cliff, or set fire to it. NEVER BUY THIS MODEL! IT SUCKS!
  • I sold my 6 - will not deal with Mazda again. I'm not aware of either suits or resolution -- but would participate in a class action if someone has the time and lawyer to initiate it.
  • At 68000 miles my 2007 Mazda 6 was in the shop getting oil change and replacing front light 8 days later engine gone. dealer said the problem was I did not replace the timing chain at 60,000 miles but they never said anything about it needing to be changed. Mazda will do nothing. Sounds like a big problem with Mazda that needs a class action suit. I was going to buy the Mazda 3 for my wife but now I will never buy another Mazda product
  • Like I said earlier in this thread. After 7 Mazdas I too will never buy another Mazda and suggest no one does. Mazda has slipped down a very steep slope to a very bad company with no hope of recovering. My Mazda 6 had only 11,000 miles and had had more than proper maintenance and Mazda said they would not repair my engine becase I did not have my VIN number on my reciepts for oil and filters. Who does that? Weesle words to sherk thier responsibilities.
  • I have a 2006 mazda 6 5 door. It also uses a quart every 1500 miles. It has gotten pretty good maintenance for the 5 years we've had it. No short trips at 116,000 miles. It still looks good. I just bought a new Honda Accord EX-L. No more Mazdas; back to Hondas. The Mazda also sucks air when the gas tank gets to 1/3 full. I hate when the blondes bear down on you in their escalades when that happens. The ford dealer in Enumclaw WA has a very unhappy service department. I thought the new Focus had a crappy transmission. It stumbles when you accelerate from a slow speed as after a hairpin turn.
  • Well, I suggest you steer clear of Hyundai too. We just had another member with a warranty claim denied on a blown engine for a similar reason.

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  • dealer said the problem was I did not replace the timing chain at 60,000 miles but they never said anything about it needing to be changed

    Your problem is with the dealer, and not Mazda, since timing chains aren't supposed to be replaced in ANY maintenance schedule that I've seen. Timing belts get swapped out, chains (in most cases) are for the life of the engine. I'd bypass the incompetent dealer and deal with Mazda directly.
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