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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,121 miles

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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 miscellaneous problems

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2009 Mazda MAZDA6 Owner Comments

problem #19

Oct 012015

MAZDA6

  • miles

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

Our dash is melting and is putting a glare on the front window. It has a awful smell and is very sticky. We have called the Mazda company and we were told that we will have to purchase a new dash our self. There is other complaints online from others who are having the same problem with the dash in there Mazda

- Lumberton, NC, USA

problem #18

Feb 172016

MAZDA6

  • 44,000 miles
The front cradle assembly was rusted through and broke while I was on the highway. My mechanic said he had never seen anything like it on a car this new and it could have caused a very serious accident. A mechanic at the dealership where I bought the car said he has never had a problem like this with a Mazda 6.

- Walton Hills, OH, USA

problem #17

Jan 062014

MAZDA6

  • miles
The dashboard is sticky on the left side.just keep bigger and bigger.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #16

Jul 212014

MAZDA6

  • miles

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

Dashboard is melting and it creates a glare that reflects on the windshield making it difficult to see ahead, especially on sunny days or at night. Thought it was an isolated case until decided to do some research on it, finding out it is happening to plenty of other consumers.

- Wheeler Army Airfield, HI, USA

problem #15

Sep 252015

MAZDA6

  • 78,000 miles
I first noticed my dash in my car today. The dash in my car appears to be melting. It is sticky, and beginning to have a shine to it. This area is located over the airbag area of the dash. I am not sure what can be done to fix this problem.

- Kearney, NE, USA

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problem #14

Sep 162014

MAZDA6

  • miles
I have noticed that my dashboard is melting and is very gooey and sticky. It is now creating a very hazardous glare on my windshield. This is only on the passenger side. It is also emitting a very unpleasant odor that I feel could be toxic.I really need to know what can be done by the manufacturer to fix this problem before it gets worse or may cause someone driving this vehicle to cause an accident due to the glare that is now interfering and we cannot get a clear view of what's in front of us.

- Mcallen , TX, USA

problem #13

May 042015

MAZDA6

  • miles

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

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 #12

Jan 012014

MAZDA6

  • miles
My dashboard is sticky and melting. This is very bad !!!!!! and very concern about the air bag.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #11

May 152015

MAZDA6

  • 39,018 miles
Urgent NHTSA:on 6/21/15 I filed a complaint (seen herein) NHTSA id #10726451 reagarding my Mazda M6 2009 melting dash and my disappointment with Mazda Corp usa. I am guilty of expressing impatience!!! Mazda Corp has provided me with unprecedented courtesy and stated they will repair this faulty dash! I have been a Mazda owner for 30 years and will continue to give the automaker my business. Other than the dash issue I have only had minor issues with all categories of my Mazda auto's! NHTSA P L E a S E.....delete the earlier stement herein NHTSA id # 10726451 6/21/2015. Satisfied Mazda customer!

- Waco, TX, USA

problem #10

May 152014

MAZDA6

  • 60,000 miles
After a few years of owning the vehicle the dashboard became very sticky. In may of 2015 the dashboard over the passenger side airbag has begun melting. There is a spot about 2" in diameter that is melted. In addition the foam tape between the front windshield and dash continues to come undone and start coming off. I have replaced this foam tape about 3 years ago at a Mazda dealership and it has come undone again. I currently live in Alabama and I always use a sunscreen.

- New Market, AL, USA

problem #9

Jul 032015

MAZDA6

  • miles

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

My dashboard is "melting". I have tried using a sun protector between the dash and window but the protector is sticking to and peeling off of the dash. Is there anything I can do? the warranty has passed but I believe there is a lawsuit against Mazda for this exact problem.

- Stuart, FL, USA

problem #8

Jun 012011

MAZDA6

  • miles
I was cleaning my car and found that the passenger side dashboard was sort of melting. Lint from my towel was sticking to it. I thought it might somehow have something on it, so I kept scrubbing, and the problem got worse. I tried cleaning it on a cloudy, cool day, but the lint was still stuck, not coming off!

- Tullahoma, TN, USA

problem #7

May 152015

MAZDA6

  • 39,018 miles
....Toyota and other companies have taken ethical action to recognize this factory/product defect and are responding professionally to their customers. Mazda continues to ignore the complaints and has taken no recall, etc action. Why hasn't the NHTSA exploited Mazda's greed and lack of customer support via the news and internet? Mazda spends millions on advertising..........but doesn't won't to address this safety issue! jf...............a Mazda customer of 30 years that is very disappointed in Mazda!

- Waco, TX, USA

problem #6

May 052015

MAZDA6

  • 91,000 miles
The panic alarm has been going off every week at least once or twice. This happens a lot in the evenings between 8pm and 11pm. It'll go off by itself for no reason at all. This happened another time last year, but only once. Now, it's happening every week and it's pretty annoying. I've read on other forums where people are having the same problem. I'm afraid this is going to kill my battery soon.

- Boiling Springs, SC, USA

problem #5

Apr 232012

MAZDA6

  • 80,712 miles
4/23/12 - took car to dealership for airbag light that would continuously flash on dashboard whenever car was on. Their findings: "pulled code B1127 - cleaned & tightened terminals in connector under seat to correct resistance. Test drove ok. Connector 0810-15." Cost me $92 to repair. 3/12/14, (94,425 miles) took car back to dealership after experiencing same problem with flashing airbag light for several months prior. Their description of service: "technician performed diagnostics using Mazda scan tool. Found code B1127 - passenger side airbag module high resistance. Checked for tsb S, found tsb 08-001/09 - coating on airbag terminals allowing oxidation-- replace module. Installed gs3L-57-ka0B: Module (R) A/B side, replaced module per tsbp 08-001/09. Cleared code from PCM." This time it cost me $453.87!!!! I can't believe there hasn't been a recall on this yet!!! also in Jan. 2015, (92,000 miles) I walked out to my car one day, during the winter, to find my passenger side dashboard with a huge crack in it! it is also very sticky feeling. I haven't even looked into how much it's going to cost to repair this. After doing some more research I found out that allot of people are having problems with their dashboard and I think Mazda needs to get involved and fix this.

- Circle, PA, USA

problem #4

Sep 102010

MAZDA6

  • 50,542 miles
When ac or heat was on at any speed, it would run for a few mins. Then stop blowing out air before slowly dying out. It would make noise like it was trying to work again, but then wouldn't. took it to Mazda dealership. They did "test on ac/HVAC system & found faulty control head due to electrical failure." They installed a heater control & the problem was fixed for a while. 3 months later same thing happened again. This time I was told the "HVAC blower motor was tripping out on internal thermal overload" so they replaced the HVAC blower motor. While that was getting fixed, I also had them look into another problem I was having. The tcs/dsc light would stay lit for 10-15 mins after I started my car and sometimes would just randomly come on while driving. The dealership did test & found "code C0034 - right front wheel speed sensor signal rate out of range & C0027, C0048 - right front wheel speed sensor circuit open, tech monitored sensor & found internal sensor failure. Corrected by anti-lock brake system. Installed gs3L-43-70X: Right front ABS sensor."

- Dallastown, PA, USA

problem #3

May 082015

MAZDA6

  • miles
The dashboard of the passenger side has started to melt. When I put my hand on it stick and my hand is black.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 132015

MAZDA6

  • 71,000 miles
Dash of vehicle on the passenger is beginning to melt. In melting, the dash now has a gloss appearance that, in the sun light, creates a glare while driving.

- Socorro, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 012014

MAZDA6

  • miles
The dashboard to my 2009 Mazda 6 is melting. I tried going to the dealership where I purchased the vehicle but they said there wasn't anything they could do because my vehicle was out of warranty. They suggested I contact Mazda which I did to file a report.

- Pharr, TX, USA

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