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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,621 miles

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2008 Mazda MAZDA6 fuel system problems

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2008 Mazda MAZDA6 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 152009


  • 36,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Mazda Mazda6. While driving approximately 30 mph, the contact noticed a yellow spider coming from the vent area onto the carpet. The contact stated she had noticed spiders in this area several times. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 11V134000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly) which stated that a certain type of spider could weave a web in the evaporative canister vent line and potentially cause a restriction in the line. The manufacturer advised that the recall was only for the 2009-2010 model Mazda6. The failure mileage 36,000 and the current mileage was 48,000.

- Thornton, CO, USA

problem #2

Aug 142010


  • 39,500 miles
My stepson was involved in a rear-end collision with a 2008 Mazda 6. the damage is severe enough to the left rear area of the car I believe the car is totaled. It was a 40-50 mph impact. The fuel tank was exposed after the accident and crushed. My concern and complaint is why didn't the fuel safety cutoff activate after a hard impact in the rear? I believe there is a device mandated by federal laws that after a rear end collision of this magnitude that the car would not start after the impact. In this case it did start and run smooth. I would like to have someone investigate as to why this device wasn't not properly functioning at the time of the accident. I will also notify Mazda and my insurance company of this defect as well.

- City Of Industry, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 292010


  • 37,363 miles
November, 17, 2009 - car lost power while driving, and came to a stop on the towed in at compass Mazda in middletown, NY. After one day of sitting at the dealership, car started by itself. Paid $ $48 for diagnosis. January, 1, 2010 - car did not start. Car towed in at Mazda palisades in West nyack, NY. Again, car started at the dealership after sitting for a day. January, 8, 2010 - car did not start. Mazda palisades in West nyack did not accept the car to be towed in stating that they do not have a trained Mazda mechanic. In this situation, the car was towed in at compass Mazda in middletown, NY. Tow service $ $150. At fault was a poor / loose connection ( ground wire ). cost of reparation : $ $378.44. January, 29, 2010. Car lost power while driving and came to a stop on the road. Car towed in at compass Mazda in middletown, NY. Fuel pump relay was replaced. This time there was no charge for the repair.

- Middletown , NY, USA

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