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I purchased my mazda 6 on August 9th, 2006. The car had 17 miles on it when I drove off of the lot, and I fell in love with the car when I test drove it. But, 1 1/2 weeks after buying the car, I started having issues with the clutch and I was also hearing a squeeking noise comming from the engine. I drove over to the dealer, and was informed that I had to set up an appointment and would have to wait 2 weeks to get in. I drove the car for another 2 days, and then while I was at work the car started squeeling very loud. I drove the car over to the dealer, and they had the car for 4 days. When I picked it up, the service advisor stated that it was the Tensionor Pulley, and that the issue should be corrected. I had the car then for another 2 days, when the sound came back again. I took the car back in, and they had it for 2 days this time, and he stated when I arrived that it was the Water Pump. I then drove the car for 4 days, and the sound came back again. Tired of dealing with the original dealer, I took my car to a different on in town. They had the car for 3 days, and they said that it was the Tensioner Pulley again, and they also had to replace my carpentine belt. I then had my car for about another 5-7 days when I started hearing a squeeking comming from the engine when it was being turned off. I took the car back to the original dealer, and the replaced the exhaust seal. My car was fine for about 1 1/2 weeks, when my car locked up in 3rd gear, and would not let me shift. I had the car towed to the dealer, and they stated that the rods broke, and that they were replaced. I then had the car for 16 hours, and the car locked up in 3rd again. I had the car towed back into the dealer. The dealer stated that 3rd gear had totaly gone out, and that they replaced it. I then got my car back and had it for 4 days, when the car locked up in reverse. I had it towed again into the dealer, and they stated that the cable had become disconneced, and it was fixed. That was eairly today. At 8:20 tonight, the clutch locked up again. The car is now sitting out in front of my house. I have no idea what to do. The car is the biggest piece of crap that I have ever purchased. Has anyone had this many continuous problems??? Please give me some feedback here.
 

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I'm still trying hard to believe your story. The Mazda 6 is generally solid but there have been lemons (which can be said for any car maker). Yours might be one. Just seems hard to believe you encountered 2 incompetent dealers and had so many unrelated problems at once, none of them being fixed. Also many dealers tend to replace trannies rather than fix them. And yours is the first I've heard with those problems. Is the car the 6 or 4 cylinder?
 

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Wow, and I thought I had a right to be pissed cause the dealer overfilled my power steering pump.
Your car must of been built on a friday.
 

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Ah the good ol Lemons, gotta make lemon juice with lemons
 

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I purchased my mazda 6 on August 9th, 2006. The car had 17 miles on it when I drove off of the lot, and I fell in love with the car when I test drove it. But, 1 1/2 weeks after buying the car, I started having issues with the clutch and I was also hearing a squeeking noise comming from the engine. I drove over to the dealer, and was informed that I had to set up an appointment and would have to wait 2 weeks to get in. I drove the car for another 2 days, and then while I was at work the car started squeeling very loud. I drove the car over to the dealer, and they had the car for 4 days. When I picked it up, the service advisor stated that it was the Tensionor Pulley, and that the issue should be corrected. I had the car then for another 2 days, when the sound came back again. I took the car back in, and they had it for 2 days this time, and he stated when I arrived that it was the Water Pump. I then drove the car for 4 days, and the sound came back again. Tired of dealing with the original dealer, I took my car to a different on in town. They had the car for 3 days, and they said that it was the Tensioner Pulley again, and they also had to replace my carpentine belt. I then had my car for about another 5-7 days when I started hearing a squeeking comming from the engine when it was being turned off. I took the car back to the original dealer, and the replaced the exhaust seal. My car was fine for about 1 1/2 weeks, when my car locked up in 3rd gear, and would not let me shift. I had the car towed to the dealer, and they stated that the rods broke, and that they were replaced. I then had the car for 16 hours, and the car locked up in 3rd again. I had the car towed back into the dealer. The dealer stated that 3rd gear had totaly gone out, and that they replaced it. I then got my car back and had it for 4 days, when the car locked up in reverse. I had it towed again into the dealer, and they stated that the cable had become disconneced, and it was fixed. That was eairly today. At 8:20 tonight, the clutch locked up again. The car is now sitting out in front of my house. I have no idea what to do. The car is the biggest piece of crap that I have ever purchased. Has anyone had this many continuous problems??? Please give me some feedback here. [/b]
To answer your question, no. The Mazda6 is generally a very well built and reliable car. Does that mean none of them ever have problems? Hardly, but your car is only a few days younger than mine and I've not had any serious problems with mine yet. A couple of very minor issues that were corrected quickly by my selling dealer are all I can report.
A couple possiblities come to mind: Part of it sounds like dealer incompetence, but either you picked out two incompetent dealers in a row, or there's more to the story than we're hearing.
Another thought comes to mind, and I'm not trying to accuse anyone of anything, but beating on the car could have caused the repeat transmission problems, maybe even the hard to diagnose squealing.
The only suggestion I can give you is to get in touch with Mazda North America and explain your problems to them, hopefully they can get involved in getting your car repaired properly. The contact information is in your owner's manual.
good luck
 

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Bad luck, with car and with dealer.
Mazda6 is very strong car and very reliable. It even holds the Ukrainian roads, which you will call destinations instead of road. Also I used it at races. The only thing was changed earlier than stated is clutch, it lives 40-50K km. No other problems passing 105K km of run.
 

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Wow, get that exchanged quick. I would have done that a long time ago. Demand that they do something about your wasted time in terms of a price drop / payment reduction. Its rare, but there are lemons within every car line.
 

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Hopefully, you will get your issues resolved. This does happen to even the supposedly best built cars. Toyota has had major recalls due to engine problems, so even the best built cars have issues. Good luck to you.
 

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Make them give you a new one, if you have a 6i, make them give you a 6s, if you have a 6s, make them give you a loaded 6s .... if you have a loaded 6s .... speed6 is what you want. If you happen to know a good laywer that might be helpfull.
 

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you blew past lemon laws around the 3rd incident of the same problem. You have every right to go back and demand a replacement of equal or greater value.
 

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You have good laws in USA.
Ukrainian dealers doing everything at their opinion.
 

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Does the lemon law only go for new cars or used ones as well. Like my 06 6s i just got 1 week ago with 25,000 miles on it. Im not saying i have problems just wonderd
 

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this story smells a bit. if real, contact the regional service advisor for MNA. they will take care of you.

the tranny story sounds like BS. had a gear gone, the entire tranny would have been swapped, which would have taken days-to-weeks, not a day.
 

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You got rid of your Mustang cause you finally figured out that its a muscle car for secretaries. Any other questions?
 

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complete bullshit. nobody in their right mind would keep doing that with their car. if it was a female she'd have daddy,husband, b/f, brother, or random big dude go deal with the dealers. i mean i know they're dumb enough to buy a mustang to begin with but do we all honestly believe this tall tale? lemme guess the mazda dealership is now telling you it's your flux capacitor that is causing issues right?
 

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I had a similar horror story with a then new vw passat turbo. had turbo, trim, door locks, brakes, etc etc, days off the road, no lemon laws in OZ, in those days. Saw the car the other day, the owner now has 300000kms and hasn't had one iota of trouble in 100000kms....
 

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I also hasn't any issues instead a dead clutch at 50K km.
And my 6i have now 105K
 

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Does the lemon law only go for new cars or used ones as well. Like my 06 6s i just got 1 week ago with 25,000 miles on it. Im not saying i have problems just wonderd
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wow that's a lot of miles, how much did you pay for your '06 then?? just wondering :drive:
 
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