Common Interior Problems

Dangerous Glare Off Mazda's Melting Dashboards

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The materials used in certain Mazda dashboards can't stand the heat of the sun, which is unfortunate when you consider that they sit under it all day long. Perhaps feeling the heat from a class-action lawsuit, Mazda extended the warranty co…

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Where Interior Complaints Happen

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Timeline of Related News

  • Mazda dashboards melt under direct sun and become sticky to the touch. Imagine your dashboard was made of chocolate ... mmm, chocolate.

  • Mazda has known about the defect for years but likes to put the blame on owners. My favorite excuse? You must have had a chemical spill on the dash. Classic.

The lawsuit covers the 2009-11 Mazda3 and Mazda6 and seeks to have Mazda cover the cost of dashboard repairs and replacements. has more information including how to get in touch with the lawyers representing the plaintiffs in this case.

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