Problems You've Had (Or Will Have Soon)

Disassembled clutch with a skull and cross bones

Clutch Problems and Warranty Headaches

Seriously Mazda, what the clutch?

Mazda has been known to dodge warranty claims on an allegedly defective clutch system that owners say has to be replaced early and often. So much for that 'bumper-to-bumper' guarantee.

Owner image of Mazda engine

Stretched Timing Chains and Variable Valve Timing

Owner's patience stretched to the max

Mazda’s L-series engines are earning a reputation for variable vale timing (VVT) defects that can cause oil leaks, excessive smoke out of the tailpipe, loose timing chains, and catastrophic engine failure.

CX-9 brake pedal replaced with a sponge

CX-9 Brake Booster Failure

These brakes are wiped

CX-9 owners are worried about increased stopping distances with brake pedals that feel spongy (and unsafe) or really hard to push (and unsafe). I bet you're sensing a theme here.

Deployed airbag

Which Mazdas Have Recalled Takata Airbags

Hint – It's a lot

Parts supplier, Takata, manufactured defective, shrapnel-hurling airbag inflators that need to be recalled. The issue affects 34 million+ vehicles spread out across 24 brands, making it one of the largest (and most dangerous) recalls in automotive history.

Interior view of Mazda with intense glare off dashboard

Dangerous Glare From Melting Dashboards

Shiny, Melting Dashes Blinding Drivers

The materials used in certain Mazda dashboards can't stand the heat of the sun. Which is unfortunate when you consider that they sit under it all day long.

Spiders crawling all over a Mazda with Macaulay Culkin's Home Alone face in the background

Spiders Are Causing Internal Pressure in Mazda6 Engines

Sorry I'm not home right now, I'm driving in a Mazda6

Turns out Yellow Sac Spiders think the smell of gasoline is lovely this time of year, especially in Mazda6 engines. I didn't want to sleep tonight anyway.

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