My dealer informed me yesterday that my 2014 Mazda6 with 123,600 miles and a whining noise, needs a new transmission. Total cost $5,400. Mazda issued a TSB in 2015 acknowledging a manufacturing defect in certain transmissions, including mine (identified by VIN#), and that they should be replaced under manufacturer’s warranty, which is 5 years and 60,000 miles. I am way over on mileage but all I do is hours and hours of easy highway miles in an area with almost no traffic.
Mazda is offering a three way split of the cost (Mazda, the dealer, and me) so I am on the hook for $1,800. Part of me is grateful since I am so far over the warranty on mileage. But there is an illogical part of me that feels like they should do more, since they KNOW they put a defective unit in my car. Should I stop crying and take my medicine? Or should I press Mazda further for compensation? I don’t want to be a jerk so I am willing to take the consensus here as my guidance.