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'05 mazda 6 will not start with new battery

Pulled into a gas station after a 5 mile drive, shut it off, and manually locked the car doors. Came back out within 3 minutes tried to start my car, and nothing. I heard clicks coming from behind the dash and all the gauges started to sweep up and down. I popped the hood and noticed the loads of corrosion on the battery post. Being a chick that is about as involved as I get under the hood. Still nothing after I cleaned it off. Took the battery out and brought it to AutoZone, the battery was dead. I bought new one and put it in. The car will still not start, everything now works except for the dang thing starting. I had to push my car all the way back to my house employing to kids I saw walking down the street. I also bought some fuses thinking they may be blown. Any suggestions?

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  • pyakimoff May 11, 2010

    I have a Mazda 6 2003 Automatic - IDENTICAL symptoms as described by CatieJ. Warmer weather, intermittent "no start" fault. I've been thru 4 batteries now - all "appear" to solve the problem immediately but within a few weeks/months, my "no start" problem returns - at the worst possible times! Very first starter problem appeared at 2.5 years of ownership. Dealer couldn't consistently replicate so refused to change the starter motor :( Everyone blames the battery!



    Dealers claim there is no known issue but from web searching, this appears to be a global problem with Mazda 6's. Cheapest solution - install a new battery. The last one we installed was a high amp SUV battery - the best and strongest we could buy that just squeezes under the hood. This has lasted almost 1 year now with "no start" symptoms just beginning again. I'm disappointed to hear a new starter motor does not cure the problem in the long-term.



    Other faults with this model Mazda 6 - CD player loses one side of amplification (left channel) - many owners have reported this issue around the world, auto transmission destroyed itself while under warranty (all VERY GENTLE freeway driving - how gentle? I got just over 40k miles on my original tires!), CV joints now clicking (80k miles).



    In summary: Be prepared to replace batteries about every year from now on and you'll be OK.

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I have an '06 Mazda 6 and have the same problem as everyone else here. Your (our) problem is the factory cable are corroding on the positive cables. I have had to cut the cable back until there was no corrosion (about 6 inches worth) and spliced in new cable to the battery. that lasted about 6 mths and now the corrosion is back. going to go to Mazda and see if this is a recall issue.

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Make sure connection for thick red wire going to starter is good if you had that much corrosion.

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I have an 06 Mazda 6 that has had starter problems since new. On servicing I have told them of the problem but it never happens when they have it, this has been ongoing for 3 years since new. They told me the battery was weak but I insisted that it's happened since new so why would that be the problem unless I've had a weak battery for 3 years. Then on my last service they couldnt' start it so replaced the starter motor under warranty. The car started fine for a few weeks but now is not starting again. I have also found that this generally only occurs in hot weather or when I have re-started the car numerous times in a short period of time.
Not really a solution but FYI for other Mazda 6 owners.

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