3rd Gen (2013 – 2017) Mazda MAZDA6 Problems

The 3rd generation of the MAZDA6 has a cumulative PainRank™ of 8.98. That can be compared against other Mazda generations. Shopping for a Mazda? You should probably steer clear of this generation.

Owners of the 2013–2017 MAZDA6 model years have sent in 70 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (28%) followed by the interior (17%) and the brakes (11%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 Reliability PainRank (?)
2017 2
3.79
2016 20
11.05
2015 8
2.42
2014 28
21.66
2013 12
5.98

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