What's Wrong with the MAZDA6?

There are 197 complaints over 15 MAZDA6 model years. These can be broken down into 3 generations.

Generation Breakdown

Compare NHTSA
Gen Score Problems Recalls Inv. TSBs
Gen 3 (2013—2017) 6.2 60 7 0 246
Gen 2 (2008—2012) 4.35 64 24 228 167
Gen 1 (2003—2007) 7.96 73 47 1132 235

Recent MAZDA6 News

More Takata Recalls for Mazda

Takata. Recall.

Two words that I’m tired of typing and you’re sick of hearing about. Yet here we are with another recall of 94,000 Mazda vehicles that have ticking time-bombs for airbags. Some vehicles are being recalled for the second time.

By now I’m guessing you’ve heard about the dangers of Takata airbags, but here’s a quick recap:

  1. Over time Takata airbag inflators are susceptible to moisture.
  2. When that moisture mixes with the airbag’s propellant, the inflators become unstable and can explode sending shrapnel throughout the cabin.
  3. The problem is responsible for 11 deaths in the USA alone.

Mazda has now recalled more than 733,000 vehicles for this problem. Find out if yours is on the most recent list and make sure to scroll through all the different recall “zones.”

Recall for MAZDA6 Fog Light Buyers

Here’s a very specific recall. If you bought a 2017 Mazda6 and you bought the optional fog lights kit then you need to bring your car in for service. That’s because your turn signals might not turn off when you turn the steering wheel.

How are those things connected? You’ve got me.

Me either, Chris

The automaker says the 2017 Mazda Mazda6 cars were built August 12, 2016, to September 28, 2016, and again, all the cars are equipped with fog lights.

The recall is expected to begin this month, November 2016.