Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Mazda 6 saloon?
Entry-level SE cars come without front and rear parking sensors, which is a little annoying as the 6 is quite a large car. As a result, it’s worth checking for parking scrapes and dings if you’re choosing one of these models.
Boot struts have been known to fail, too, and Mazda performed a recall in early 2017 to remedy this. You can find out whether your car has had this work carried out by contacting your local Mazda dealership.
Diesels need to be given frequent motorway runs in order to ensure they complete this regeneration cycle, which is only triggered at high speed. So if you’re planning to buy a diesel, it’s worth checking the previous owner’s usage and making sure that you’re going to travel on the motorway often enough.
Continued exposure to high levels of absolute humidity may cause the driver’s front airbag inflator housing to rupture and deploy abnormally in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s front airbag. Should the inflator rupture it could result in metal fragments striking the driver or other vehicle occupants.
On affected vehicles replace airbag inflator.
Is a used Mazda 6 saloon reliable?
The Mazda 6 scored a healthy 98% score in our most recent reliability survey, with few reported problems. It finished in third place in the executive car class.