CX-5 Daytime Running Light Failure
The LED daytime running lights in the 2016 CX-5 are known to flicker and fail. Mazda admitted that the sealing gaskets attached to the light's wiring connectors release sulfur, corroding the circuit.Continue reading article "CX-5 Daytime Running Light Failure"
Which Mazda Vehicles Have Recalled Takata Airbags?
Parts supplier, Takata, manufactured defective, shrapnel-hurling airbag inflators that need to be recalled. The issue affects 34 million+ vehicles spread out across 24 brands, making it one of the largest (and most dangerous) recalls in aut…Continue reading article "Which Mazda Vehicles Have Recalled Takata Airbags?"
Excess “Weld Spatter” Has Been Disabling Airbags in the 3rd Generation Mazda6
Mazda got a little sloppy with their welds and the excess material started making contact with and disabling important electrical components. Like the one that tells the car when it should and shouldn’t deploy the airbag.Continue reading article "Excess “Weld Spatter” Has Been Disabling Airbags in the 3rd Generation Mazda6"
Spider Infestations in Mazda6 Engines
Yellow Sac Spiders think the smell of gasoline is lovely this time of year, especially inside of Mazda6 engines. It's cool .... I didn't want to sleep tonight anyway.Continue reading article "Spider Infestations in Mazda6 Engines"
Toss another 19,500 Mazdas onto the pile of vehicles recalled for Takata airbags.
Mazda says 2007-2009 B-Series trucks have driver's side inflators that can degrade and explode due to long-term exposure to high heat and humidity.…keep reading article "Mazda Recalls B-Series Trucks with Risky Takata Driver's Side Airbags"
Mazda has seen the light.
After years of complaints about the CX-5's daytime running light flickering and failing, the automaker has issued a recall for nearly 44,000 vehicles.keep reading article "The 2016 CX-5's Terrible Daytime Running Lights Have Been Recalled"
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. Or I guess in this case, illogic? The recall affects the 2016-2019 model years and will hopefully start by the end of March.keep reading article "Miata Recalled for Suddenly Downshifting"
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.…
The RX-8 has been recalled twice.
First up, the fuel pump pipes in certain 2004-2008 model years can crack due to heat from the engine and the exhaust. Considering the engine and exhaust will always be hot, this isn't good news. Especially if you're not a fan of gas leaking onto hot surfaces (hint: you shouldn't be).…keep reading article "RX-8 Recalled for Steering and Fire Risk Problems"
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"
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"
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 serving of Brussel sprouts.…keep reading article "RX-8 Cracked Fuel Pump Rings"
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 turn off when you turn the steering wheel.
How are those things connected? You've got me.…keep reading article "Recall for MAZDA6 Fog Light Buyers"
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.keep reading article "Tribute SUVs Can Leak Gas From Cracked Fuel Delivery Modules"
The 2010-2011 Mazda Tributes have fuel delivery modules that can crack and cause gas leaks, leading to possible fires if the fuel hits an ignition source.…
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."
Continental airbag problems have spread to the Mazda6.
The airbag's power supply circuit wasn't properly protected from moisture, allowing swelling and corrosion. Eventually a warning light will come on and the airbag won't deploy in a crash. Mazda is 42,000 cars from the 2009 and 2010 model years.…keep reading article "Mazda6 Included in an Ongoing Continental Airbag Recall"
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.…
Road salt. It's great at melting ice and corroding the stability right out of your ball joints.
keep reading article "Ball Joints and Road Salt, A CX-7 Nightmare"
Mazda says salted roads during the winter can can cause saltwater to enter the ball joint and corrode the parts. The corrosion can cause the ball joint in the fitting to loosen and result in a rattle from the area of the ball joint and lower control arm. Enough corrosion and the ball joint can separate from the lower control arm.…
Mazda has decided to recall an additional 3,700 B-Series trucks after Ford recalled the Ranger back in June.
Both trucks are built on the same platform. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has broken this recall into different "zones" across the country. See the full list of recalled vehicles.…keep reading article "Previous B-Series Takata Recalls Have Been Expanded"