Notes: The MAZDA6 was redesigned for the 2009 model year. Like any first-year product, it has a few growing pains – most notably a shiny, melting dashboard that can blind the driver.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 Mazda MAZDA6 Owner Comments

problem #5

May 252016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2009 Mazda 6. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 11V134000 (fuel system), 13V425000 (latches/locks/linkages), 16V356000 (air bags), and 16V594000 (air bags). The parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Camden, SC, USA

problem #4

Sep 192015


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Mazda 6. while parked, the front driver side door failed to close and the door ajar warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V425000 (latches/locks/linkages). The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Fernley, NV, USA

problem #3

Sep 022013


  • 40,000 miles
Door lock actuator has failed!** alarm on my Mazda goes off at random periods of time. Sometimes its once a week and sometimes is 5 times a day or night. I have reviewed several internet forums and it appears that there are a lot of people with the same problem but they have not created a complaint on this website. The remedies that they have found to have the dealer replace a door actuator that is faulty. This door actuator locks the doors and if when it fails to properly lock the door it will intermittently sound the alarm. The alarm is not so much the concern as much as the door lock actuator. It if fails to lock it creates a safety hazard for people as they are driving down the road the door could accidentally be opened. Children could open the door and fall out of the car as it is failing. Please look into this issue as it is a safety concern.

- Laredo, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 022013


  • miles
2009 Mazda6. Consumer writes in regards to automatic unlock button malfunction. The consumer stated within the last year, the automatic unlock button inside the vehicle, suddenly stopped working, and in fact did the opposite of what it was supposed to do. When the unlock button was pressed, the entire vehicle automatically locked, and at times, would not release the lock, even manually. It would take many attempts at perfect timing to select the unlock button while opening the door in order to be able to get out of the vehicle. The automatic lock button functioned as it should, locking all doors. In other words, both the automatic lock and unlock buttons only locked the doors. The consumer stated she was locked inside the vehicle on several occasions, until she was able to get the door to release. The dealer identified the problem as the body control module for the locks. However, they could not offer a guarantee that the new body control module would not have the same problem, as Mazda acknowledged a problem with the part.

- St. Marys, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 192013

MAZDA6 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
When I tried to get into my car the door got stuck and only open about 2 inches. When I finally opened it and got in the car the door would not close. When I checked it I realized that all 3 screws were missing and the door latch had shifted.

- Willingboro, NJ, USA

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