There’s enough corrosion forming on the subframes of the 2009-2010 Mazda6 to separate lower control arms and cause steering rack mounting bolts to fail.
The best case scenario is your alignment feels off and the steering pulls harshly to one side. Given enough time, you’ll loose all steering ability entirely.…keep reading article "The Mazda6 Has Enough Rust to Sheer Off Critical Steering Components"
Mazda, along with pretty much every other automaker, has announced another batch of recall expansions for Takata inflators.keep reading article "Another Round of Takata Recall Expansions"
An excess of “weld spatter” on the front seats of some 2015-16 Mazda6 vehicles is rubbing up against and disabling important electrical components, like the Occupant Classification System (OCS).
The spatter recall comes after years of trying to pass off the problem as no big deal.…keep reading article "Too Much Weld Spatter is Disabling Steering and Airbag Functions in the 3rd-Generation Mazda6"
Back in January, Mazda issued a confusing Takata recall that is finally coming to its conclusion.
At the heart of the confusion was Mazda’s “temporary fix” to a dangerous problem without any real indication how long a more permanent fix would take.…keep reading article "Mazda Has a More Permanent Takata Fix for 80,000 Vehicles"
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"
Takata. Recall. Two words that I'm as tired of typing as you are sick of hearing.
But here we are with another recall of 94,000 Mazda vehicles that have ticking time-bombs for airbags. Some vehicles are being recalled for the second time.…keep reading article "Mazda Adds 94,000 More Vehicles to Takata Recall List"