According to Mazda they are working on developing a stronger set up to replace the original. I too have a similar problem and was told by Mazda NA that there should be a fix available from them soon.From reading the various posts about broken axles it seems that it's the mount points for the diff. If you can identify on this picture where your broke that will help me in researching a solution.
Thanks for your responses.
Did you see your car when it was being repaired? If so which of the two points in the picture was broken thus causing the CV joints to break?Hey, yea my rear axle broke....twice!
both times in the same location
1) happend within the same month i got the car (got the car mid december, it happend in early january)
-Driver side rear CV joint
2)happend in august, took 1 month to fix (axle on backorder)
-Driver side rear CV joint
Did you see your car when it was being repaired? If so which of the two points in the picture was broken thus causing the CV joints to break?
Not that you would do this...but isnt there a lemon law that protects agaisnt shit like this? Like 3 tries and thats it? You might politely inform your local Mazda manager about this and to have Mazda get on their ass about this, its no fun dealing with rentals...Mine has been broken along with what I think is the diff bracket, for about 3 weeks.
It's like a Turbo'd i4 mazda6 FWD. Sucks.
I dont know if I should continue driving (only vibrates on the highway) and wait for this new stronger part/fix. Or just take it in and give them my car for a week get it fixed, break it again (I'm sure it will) and take it in again once the fix is available.
I hate rentals, unless it is a car of the same class and value.
Any updates on this?
Just broke another axle and mazda does not want to fix it for "driving over the vehicles designed limit and low tread on the tires this is the FIFTH time and to fix it the last time they helix coiled the bolts into the drivetrain (Region Mazda Rep's Idea) and his same idea not to warranty his work on my car (he gave the go ahead and doesnt want to stand by the work "he said this will resolve the issue" guess not buddy) so this time I guess a bunch of stuff broke and im gonna get the written estimate tomorrow and will be pursuing the lemon law for Connecticut on this god damn vehicle since mazda wont acknowledge this as a problem 60 Days w/o the vehicle not including present and 5 breakages with all the paperwork (Mazda service) and thread information (6Club) I think I will win this case.. I dont see these Modded ass STI's and Damn AMS EVO's (1000 HP) with drivetrain issues... Should have got the legacy..
People only want to look at this issue when its them who's affected when in reality this PROBLEM will eventually trickle down to everyone. We need to get together as a force to make mazda acknowledge this issue. The car is not even able to handle its own stock power... and about 90% of us are looking at modding our cars. Do you really feel comfortable with issues like this at hand?