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Mazda MAZDA6 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



Mazda MAZDA6 owners have reported 1,632 problems for their cars built in the 16 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported during all service years for each model year of Mazda MAZDA6. The 2003 Mazda MAZDA6 cars have the most problems reported (228 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Mazda MAZDA6

  Common problems of Mazda MAZDA6

The following chart shows the 26 most common problems for Mazda MAZDA6 cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (494 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (144 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Mazda MAZDA6

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the older model year Mazda MAZDA6 to a new one in terms of the problems reported since older vehicles have been in service longer and more problems should be reported. In order to compare the reliability across MAZDA6 model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index implies a better reliability for the model year under study.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000

Where P = total problems reported during the life of a Mazda MAZDA6 model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The result is shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across MAZDA6 Model Years

MAZDA6
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2016 3178,8671    
0.39
  2015 3355,5792    
0.30
  2014 6556,4073    
0.38
  2013 511,5694    
0.11
  2012 5139,8855    
0.26
  2011 5325,1216    
0.35
  2010 13245,1277    
0.42
  2009 22239,3868    
0.70
  2008 10944,4519    
0.27
  2007 15156,27710    
0.27
  2006 17666,53911    
0.24
  2005 16368,36912    
0.20
  2004 17380,60013    
0.17
  2003 22856,77014    
0.29

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of Mazda MAZDA6 is to use the number of problems reported during the vehicles' first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicles' first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2017 MAZDA6
2
  2016 MAZDA6
12
  2015 MAZDA6
12
  2014 MAZDA6
27
  2012 MAZDA6
3
  2011 MAZDA6
2
  2010 MAZDA6
7
  2009 MAZDA6
6
  2008 MAZDA6
8
  2007 MAZDA6
5
  2006 MAZDA6
22
  2005 MAZDA6
8
  2004 MAZDA6
13
  2003 MAZDA6
64
  2002 MAZDA6
6



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