What's Wrong with the MAZDASPEED6?

There are 5 complaints over 2 MAZDASPEED6 model years. These can be broken down into 1 generations with their collective PainRank™. The higher the score, the faster you should run away.

Generation Breakdown

Compare NHTSA
Gen Years Score Problems Recalls Inv. TSBs
1 2006—2007 2.56 5 6 452 37


Mazda Issues Another Large Takata Recall

Mazda is in the midst of another big Takata recall, this time bringing back 731,628 vehicles in different areas of the country. CarComplaints.com has the details:

The first recall has more than 495,000 vehicles called back in a confusing recall based on different “zones” of the country. Mazda says 2004-2011 Mazda RX-8, 2004-2006 MPV, 2003-2008 Mazda6 and 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 cars are recalled if they were originally sold in “Zone A”

Zone A includes Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan) and the U.S. Virgin Islands. There are additional recalls in Zone B, and then to bring the confusion up a notch, in other areas as well.

In a second recall:

About 236,280 model year 2009-2011 Mazda6, 2007-2011 CX-7 and CX-9 vehicles are recalled if they were originally sold in Zone A

And then there are others recalled in Zone B.

It’s all a bit of a mess, so we recommend checking out the David Wood’s article or check our continuing Takata coverage.

Add Another 375k Takata Inflators to the Mazda Recall List

Mazda is recalling 375,000 cars with Takata airbag inflators. For some of the affected cars, this is the second recall go-round. You know, in case the first time wasn’t enough fun.

Takata’s defective inflators have been found to explode with too much force, sending metal shrapnel flying throughout the cabin. It’s a dangerous problem that’s been linked to a number of deaths and injuries.

Unfortunately parts aren’t expected to be available until later this year.

Here We Go Again. Mazda Recalls 40,000 Additional Vehicles with Takata Airbags

Uh oh, just two months after issuing their first Takata recall, Mazda has expanded the recall to 40,000 more vehicles.

While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has demanded that all driver’s side Takata inflators be replaced nationwide, this latest recall is only expands the previous regional recall.

The new region includes more areas of “high humidity,” which has been known to accelerate the inflator problems. This includes Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Saipan, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.