News About Mazda Problems, Recalls, and Lawsuits

A collection of stories that owners should hear about including recalls, lawsuits, investigations, and top complaints.

  1. 2019

    1. February

      • Mazda is recalling over 14,000 MX-5 Miatas with automatic transmissions because of sudden and unexpected downshifts. The problem is likely a software bug in the vehicle’s clutch control logic. O...

  2. 2018

    1. September

    2. January

      • Mazda, along with pretty much every other automaker, has announced another batch of recall expansions for Takata inflators.

        The automaker is calling back 71,000 Mazda6, CX-7, CX-9, RX-8,...

  3. 2017

    1. September

    2. August

    3. June

    4. April

    5. March

    6. February

  4. 2016

    1. November

      • Cracked fuel pump rings in the RX-8 are allowing gas to leak out. No-one likes a gas leak, whether it’s in your car or at the Thanksgiving table. Seriously, no-one give Uncle Carl a second servi...

      • Here’s a very specific recall. If you bought a 2017 Mazda6 and you bought the optional fog lights kit then you need to bring your car in for service. That’s because your turn signals might not t...

      • The fuel delivery modules in about 900 Tribute SUVs are delivering the fuel through small cracks and onto hot surfaces. As you can imagine, that isn’t safe and has led to a recall.

        “The ...

    2. October

      • 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...

    3. September

      • Issues with the power supply unit in Continental airbags could affect millions of vehicles worldwide, including the 2009-10 Mazda6.

      • Heads up, Mazda owners! The automaker just announced a recall of 2.2 million vehicles with rear hatches that can come crashing down.

        “Mazda says the vehicles don’t have enough of a corro...

    4. August

      • Road salt. It’s great at melting ice and corroding the stability right out of your ball joints.

        “Mazda says salted roads during the winter can can cause saltwater to enter the ball joint...

      • Mazda is extending the warranty on their shiny, melting dashboards.

        [vehicles] exposed to severe environmental conditions including high ambient temperature and humidity, the material us...

    5. July

    6. May

      • Mazda is in the midst of another big Takata recall, this time bringing back 731,628 vehicles in different areas of the country. has the details:

        “The first recall has m...

    7. April

    8. February

    9. January

  5. 2015

    1. October

    2. June

      • The Mazda CX-9 is bringing a whole new meaning to getting a “flat tire.” As in, your tire is laying flat on the side of the road after rolling away from your in-motion car.

        Sound crazy? ...

  6. 2014

    1. December

    2. November

    3. October

    4. August

    5. July

    6. June

      • Mazda is recalling 33,000 Mazda Tribute SUVs for a problem that could disable the electric power steering. Authorized dealers will need to either update the power steering control module’s softw...

    7. May

    8. April

      • Let’s face it, car problems are annoying. Have you ever slammed the car door out of frustration? I certainly have. And while it seemed like a good idea at the time, it solved exactly zero issues...

      • 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 sli...

      • Corrosion in the lower control arm is prompting a recall of 109,000 Tribute SUVs from the 2001-2004 model years. The corrosion can cause the control arms to fracture which – as the name implies ...