really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,621 miles

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2007 Mazda MAZDA6 steering problems

steering problem

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2007 Mazda MAZDA6 Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 152015


  • 105,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Mazda 6. while driving at approximately 5 mph, the steering wheel fractured and caused the ball joint, the control arm, and the axle to fracture. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who repaired the ball joints, the control arm, and axle. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000.

- Andover, KS, USA

problem #5

Jan 172010


  • 52,000 miles
Steering became difficult, extreme vibration, and car pulled to the right when traveling approximately 60 mph approx mileage was 46K when issue started. Problem continued for about 5 miles and then stopped. Issue occurred again traveling approx 40 mph. Took vehicle to manufacturer and they found no issue, just stated that it was time for a 50K mile service. Got the recommended service. In January '10 while driving approx 70 mph issue started again, but was a lot worse, approx mileage was 52K dealership would not honor 50K mile warranty, took car to repair shop, when arriving, attempted to put car in reverse and it would not go. Mechanic informed me that the issue was, steering column had went bad. Had to be replaced.

- Greer, SC, USA

problem #4

Apr 102010


  • 66,159 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Mazda 6. while driving at 35 mph, the contact noticed a loud noise from the steering area. The noise became intermittent. The contact stated that the vehicle was difficult to steer and she had to hold the steering wheel tight to control it. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where the contact was informed that the lower chassis arm was the cause of the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint but the dealer stated that the vehicle was safe to drive. The failure mileage was 66,159. The current mileage was 56,340.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 172010


  • 55,159 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Mazda, Mazda6. The contact stated that she could hear a moaning sound while turning the steering wheel and depressing the brake pedal. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where the contact was informed that the dealer could not find anything wrong with the vehicle. The failure continued to occur. The vehicle was taken back to the dealership where it was repaired. The failure continued after repairs. The repairs that were performed on the vehicle were unknown. The failure mileage was 55,159. The current mileage was approximately 55,500.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 162008


  • 28,983 miles
I was driving on the right lane (the slow lane) of the freeway, going around 60-65 mph. Around 4:45 P.M on a clear day, I noticed a white sedan next to me starting to change lanes into my lane. It did not see my car, because I had to veer slight right to avoid being hit by the car. My car did not handle the sudden move well and immediately started to swerve left and right uncontrollably for 1-2 seconds. I could not regain control of the car even though both my hands were on the steering wheel, trying to straighten the car. The car then lost complete control and swerved/spun all the way left (imagine making a complete left turn on the freeway), into the 3rd lane. It continued going in a counter-clockwise direction until a white van ran into my car in the middle of the freeway, stopping the car in a head-on collision. The air bags popped, smoke started coming from the car. I was amazingly unhurt for the most part. I took my hands of the steering wheel and managed to open the driver seat door to exit the vehicle. The final position of the car was facing exactly the opposite direction of traffic. Several firefighters/paramedics arrived and proceeded to clean up the debris scattered around the roads and pushed the car to the side of the freeway. The car insurance company hired forensic engineers to reconstruct the accident and inspect the car for damages. Unfortunately, there was nothing conclusive to report (although the front rotors were suspect).

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 152008


  • 50,425 miles
I have had my Mazda 6 for 2 years. Two days ago, it got very cold, and when I drove the next day, I heard this squeaky noise from the steering column and from the suspension when turning. Not sure what problem is, but it seemed that once the engine was warm the squeaking was gone. I did check the power steering fluid, and it was low, so power steering fluid was added. Also added brake fluid due to it was also low. I heard problem slightly the day after a little. Hopefully the power steering fluid will solve the problem. If it persists, I will call the dealership. Please advise if there has been any other complaints on this. My car currently has over 50,000 miles, and this is the first sounds I have heard.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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