Have you ever tried to drive your car with the parking brake still applied?
It doesn't take long to realize something is wrong. That's something 228,000 Mazda3 and Mazda6 owners might soon experience thanks to corrosion.keep reading article "Parking Brake in Mazda3 and Mazda 6 Might Bind When Trying to Drive, Disengage When Trying to Park"
The 2014-2015 Mazda6 and 2014-2016 Mazda3 cars have brake calipers where water can enter and cause the parking brake actuator shafts to corrode and bind. This can cause the parking brakes to not engage or completely disengage.…
It hasn't been a good year for diesel.
There's the whole VW mess, a BlueTEC Mercedes-Benz lawsuit in California, and a GM Duramax lawsuit in Michigan. And now Mazda is issuing a recall for diesel engines outside the USA that stall, leak fuel, and catch on fire. Well, at least it's not emissions-related? Here are a few of the issues.…keep reading article "Mazda Orders Recall of Diesel Engines That Leak and Stall"
Mazda says a strength defect in the seat adjuster lifter links of 174,000 vehicles could suddenly put drivers in an awkward position.
Owners have reported hearing a rattle beneath their seats right before finding themselves lounging back or leaning so close to the steering wheel that even their Grandmother would be embarrassed.…keep reading article "Seat Adjuster Problems Might Have You Lounging Down the Road"
You don't often hear of an automaker making two separate recalls for gas tank fires in the same day, but Mazda is here to show you anything is possible.
The automaker says some 2014-2016 Mazda3 cars have gas tanks that were damaged during manufacturing. The inlet check valve can fail over time, allowing gas to pour out onto hot surfaces. That's a recipe for disaster.…keep reading article "Mazda3 Recalled For Gas Tank Fires. Twice."
Heads up, Mazda owners! The automaker just announced a recall of 2.2 million vehicles with rear hatches that can come crashing down.
keep reading article "Mazda Hatches, Falling Down"
Mazda says the vehicles don't have enough of a corrosion protective coating on the ends of the external cylinders of the rear hatch gas lift supports. Without enough corrosion protection, the dampers can be affected by water containing road salt and cause the dampers to break.…
The new Mazda3 is unsafe to drive, unsafe to sell and possibly even unsafe to look at.
OK, well ... that last one is a stretch, but Mazda is so concerned about a fire risk that they are telling owners to park their cars and dealers to stop selling them immediately. Yikes – so what's the deal?…keep reading article "Some Mazda3 Vehicles Are So Unsafe, Mazda Says to Stop Driving Them"
The power control module (PCM) in some of Mazda's newer cars is making some poor assumptions, prompting a recall.
Apparently driving in heavy rain or puddles can cause the alternator belt to slip, sending the PCM into a tizzy and disabling the charging system.…keep reading article "PCM Making Poor Choices in the Rain for the Mazda3 and Mazda6"