2006 Mazda 6, car is stalling when slowing down or stopped

Asked by Jul 16, 2013 at 11:35 AM about the 2006 Mazda MAZDA6 i Sport 4dr Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

130k miles, new battery, recent oil change.  Car completely died at a stop light - couldn't even turn on hazards.  Put the car in neutral and was able to coast about 10 feet in which case the lights came on and I was able to start the car again.  The car died again when coming to a stop or slowing down.  I was able to keep it from dying by holding the clutch down and giving it some gas and using the emergency break to slow/stop.  Diagnostics at the service station showed no error - the car doesn't know it's having a problem.  What could be going on???

7 Answers

Have the codes scanned someplace else. I can not imagine a 2006 that does that will not throw some kind of code.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
5

True, it should have gave a code reading sounds like your idle screw is too low, & try getting a alternator reading just to be safe.

ok - will do! they did confirm that they've never seen anything like this..no error code where there's clearly a problem.

A 2006 Mazda6 does not have an "idle screw" It's throttle body FI

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
75

Sounds like your fuel pump is going out. Either that or the baffles in the gas tank could have broken which would cause the fuel in the tank to slosh backwards on take-off and forwards stopping if you're below a quarter of a tank. It happened to me, that's how I know.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

I was driving yesterday and my car cut off but I started it back and I start driving but I could nt go ova 20 miles what could it be

My Mazda 6 2003 is cutting out when I decelerate, not always but when it starts the problem is continuous for a period of time. Especially when I enter a roundabout and slow. However, when I take it to a mechanic the problem does not present itself. I can usually restart it. I even tried putting in neutral and increasing the rpm's but it still cut out at a stop. Any ideas. Could it really be the fuel pump if it does not always happen. My car knowledge is really limited and I do not speak the language very well where I live so that compounds the problem.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Engine Surge & Not Returning To Idle When Slowing Down 9 answers

    I have a 2003 Mazda 6 4-cylinder automatic. A few days ago it started doing a couple of odd things. First, when slowing down (as to a stop light) the engine rpm SOMETIMES doesn't drop to idle as I a...

    2003 Mazda MAZDA6

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2004 Mazda 6 AT & Engine Light?? 12 answers

    Hi there! I have an Auto 2004 Mazda 6 and recently the engine light came on whilst I was taking off from a set of lights (the car was cold). The car shuddered/jumped, engine light came on, but then c...

    2004 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr i Hatchback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • wants to stall out when i stop 1 answer

    hey everyone! so i have a 2003 mazada 6. its a 4 cylinder. but i have a problem with it. it wants to shutter when im at a red light or at a complete stop. And sometimes it will lower its rpm's enough ...

    2003 Mazda MAZDA6

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • why does my 2004 mazda 6 wan to lasuch at a idle 1 answer

    my 2004 mazda 6 wagon will feel like its missing when im at a a idle when stopped? It also will start cutting out on the freeway. I have had the plugs replaced and all the coils. and it still does ...

    2004 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Mazda Tribute 2 answers

    The car only has about 64,000 miles and is a 2003 It stalls and stops when putting the car in reverse, then drive and also when slowing down and turning a corner or just driving along at a slower spee...

    2003 Mazda Tribute

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

MAZDA6

Looking for a Used MAZDA6 in your area?

CarGurus has 15,655 nationwide MAZDA6 listings starting at $2,400.

ZIP:

Search Mazda MAZDA6 Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Mazda MAZDA6 Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 190
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 160
#3 ldeg822
ldeg822
Reputation 100
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mazda MAZDA3
363 Great Deals out of 28,439 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Accord
987 Great Deals out of 75,076 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Camry
1,212 Great Deals out of 96,014 listings starting at $1,250
Used Nissan Altima
1,071 Great Deals out of 83,131 listings starting at $670
Used Honda Civic
861 Great Deals out of 70,031 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Maxima
401 Great Deals out of 24,586 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Sonata
696 Great Deals out of 49,188 listings starting at $700
Used Ford Fusion
1,091 Great Deals out of 76,472 listings starting at $999
Used Kia Optima
548 Great Deals out of 30,982 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,188 Great Deals out of 82,906 listings starting at $1,800
Used BMW 3 Series
1,531 Great Deals out of 38,937 listings starting at $1,495
Used Dodge Charger
498 Great Deals out of 30,244 listings starting at $2,275
Used Ford Mustang
576 Great Deals out of 42,796 listings starting at $1,699
Used Acura TL
299 Great Deals out of 7,530 listings starting at $2,650

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Mazda MAZDA6 For Sale
8,154 listings starting at $21,530
2016 Mazda MAZDA6 For Sale
42 Great Deals out of 2,319 listings starting at $11,691
2015 Mazda MAZDA6 For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 719 listings starting at $10,999
2014 Mazda MAZDA6 For Sale
50 Great Deals out of 1,235 listings starting at $9,998
2013 Mazda MAZDA6 For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 232 listings starting at $5,999