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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,580 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2009 Mazda MAZDA6 Owner Comments

problem #15

Jan 022015

MAZDA6

  • 60,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Dashboard is melting; very sticky to the touch even while in the garage.

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #14

Aug 172016

MAZDA6

  • 57,000 miles
Horn has activated randomly for years now, the first instance occurring on or about July, 2013. I have brought the car into the dealership many times for this. Each time they said the door latch was faulty and setting it off. I have had 3 door latches replaced with the most recent being done on 5/2015. In August 2016, the horn started activating randomly again. The dealership said that they found "codes" on the 3 door latches that were already replaced! clearly there is a defect somewhere with the door locks or its electrical components. This poses a severe safety hazard as a child can open the door lock and fall out when the vehicle is moving if the lock is not working.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #13

Aug 032016

MAZDA6

  • 96,359 miles
Subframe rusted stright thru on the right support point. Left support point had no rust at all.. approx 96000 miles on the car, and this rust was found by my mechanic after replacing the neutral safety switch..the rust is hard to detect because the plastic covers, that cover the subframe.

- Newtown, CT, USA

problem #12

Jan 272016

MAZDA6

  • 84,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Rubber around small rear window, not the one that opens, has lost most of the rubber. Noticed this while washing the vehicle. The remaining rubber did not seem dry rotted but it pulls out easily and significant amount is already missing.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #11

Dec 012014

MAZDA6

  • 55,000 miles
Dash board melting and becomes sticky

- Irving, TX, USA

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problem #10

May 042015

MAZDA6

  • miles
The dashboard started to melt a few months ago, around May. Now the dashboard is permanently sticky and there is a smell arising. In addition, dashboard creates a glare on the windshield which affects the visibility while driving. If you place something on it, there is a black residue that comes off along with it. The melted dashboard is shiny and sticky.

- Cypress, CA, USA

problem #9

Jun 112013

MAZDA6

  • 40,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2009 Mazda 6. the contact stated that the dashboard was melting. As a result, the sun caused a glare which impaired the contact's vision. There was also a sticky substance present. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact also stated that the vehicle's alarm activated randomly. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that the rear driver side door failed to close and the door latch was replaced. The failure recurred and the front passenger side door latch was replaced. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 13V425000 (latches/locks/linkages); however, the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #8

Aug 012014

MAZDA6 4-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
Dash of vehicle on the passenger is beginning to melt. In melting, the dash now has a gloss appeareance that, in the right light, creates a glare while driving. This can make it difficult for the operator to see.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #7

Apr 192015

MAZDA6

  • 190,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Mazda 6. while driving approximately 5 mph, a loud banging noise emitted from the front of the vehicle. The contact discovered that the front passenger side wheel well rusted and caused the suspension to fail. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 190,000.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #6

Feb 162015

MAZDA6

  • 104,344 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Mazda 6. the contact stated that the dashboard on the vehicle started to melt. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer stated there was nothing that could be done outside of replacing the entire dashboard. The failure mileage was 104,344.

- Andrews, NC, USA

problem #5

Jul 022012

MAZDA6 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The entire passenger side dashboard is gooey, sticky black. If you touch it gets all over your hands, and everything will stick to it. It appears to be melting away. This started a few years ago. Recently I noticed the rear headlights look as if they are warped from the inside, as if it was a melted candle.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 202013

MAZDA6

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Mazda A6. The contact stated that the dash board was melting. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current 75,000.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 132013

MAZDA6 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
Driver side front door would not latch, inspected to find all three door latch mounting screw were missing, and the door latch was falling down inside the door. Very dangerous, and I was stranded in a parking lot with a driver door that could not be latched.

- Limington, ME, USA

problem #2

Jun 102013

MAZDA6

  • 106,000 miles
Driver side front door would not latch upon entry to the vehicle. Inspection showed that all 4 screws were missing from the latch mechanism. Inspection of the other 3 doors showed that up to 3 of the 4 screws were missing from them. Every door had at least 1 missing screw.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 302012

MAZDA6 4-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
While driving on highway at 55 mph the passenger door opened. Passenger didn't fall out due to seat belt. Found that three screws fell out of door latch. Replaced screws, now door can not be opened from outside.

- Freehold, NY, USA

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