2011 MAZDA MAZDA6 VIN: 1YVHZ8BH1B5M03267

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VIN 1YVHZ8BH1B5M03267 Decoding Mazda Vin Decoder

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Make

MAZDA

Manufacturer Name

AUTO ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL, USA

Model

Mazda6

Model Year

2011

Plant City

FLAT ROCK

Trim

Base grade

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

AAI

Plant State

MICHIGAN

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2500.0

Displacement (CI)

152.55936023683

Displacement (L)

2.5

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Other Engine Info

Engine Plant - Hiroshima.

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st and 2nd Rows

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2011 MAZDA MAZDA6 Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Seat
Rear Seat

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Risk:
9.3%

2011 MAZDA MAZDA6 Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Driver, Front Passenger

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1YVHZ8BH1B5M03267

Components: SUSPENSION

March 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11325769
Consumer Location: CLAY, NY
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH1B5****

Summary of Complaint

THE REAR SUBFRAME IS BADLY ROTTING OUT. THERE IS A LARGE HOLE IN THE SUBFRAME NEXT TO THE SPRING WHERE IT US ABOUT TO BREAK THROUGH. THE GARAGE SAID IT US NOT SAFE TO DRIVE. SAME ISSUE WITH THE FRONT FRAME AND IT WAS REPLACED UNDER RECALL. NOW THE CAR BEEN SITTING IN THE GARAGE FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS AND NO PARTS AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER OFFERS NO HELP.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

September 04, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11128449
Consumer Location: CLAY, NY
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH1B5****

Summary of Complaint

THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ENGINE CRADLE ROTTED AWAY, CAUSING THE RIGHT LOWER CONTROL ARM TO BREAK AWAY AND LOOSING CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. I WAS ONLY GOING APPROX. 15 MPH ON A SIDE STREET AND APPLYING THE BRAKES WHEN THIS ACCORDED. THE VEHICLE ONLY HAVE APPROX. 85K MILES ON IT.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11042809
Consumer Location: STOCKTON, CA
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH1B5****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL :I HAVE A MAZDA 6 2011 2.5V AND THE DRIVER SIDE LOW BEAM LIGHT GOES OUT EVERY SINGLE NIGHT I DRIVE AND I HAVE TO TAP IT REALLY HARD TO BRING IT BACK ON AND I SAW THOUSANDS OF COMMENTS REGARDING THIS ISSUE FROM MAZDA 6 2011-2013 OWNERS IN SOCIAL MEDIA

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

February 04, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10691766
Consumer Location: NEW CASTLE, PA
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH1B5****

Summary of Complaint

THE PASSENGER HEADLIGHT WILL GO OUT ON MY 2011 MAZDA 6 EVEN THOUGH THE BULB AND FUSES ARE STILL INTACT AND WORKING PROPERLY. IT WORKED WHEN I PARKED MY CAR AND TURNED THEM OFF MANUALLY AND THEN DID NOT COME BACK ON THE NEXT TIME I STARTED MY CAR AND TURNED THE LIGHTS ON. IT IS DEFINITELY A FLAW FROM MAZDA AS NUMEROUS PEOPLE HAVE HAD THIS SAME PROBLEM. IT IS NOT ONLY THE 2011 MODELS, SEARCH FOR "MAZDA HEADLIGHT ISSUE" AND A VARIETY OF THE MAZDA 6'S ARE HAVING THIS SAME ISSUE. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

September 08, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11432320
Consumer Location: WINCHESTER, KY
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH2B5****

Summary of Complaint

Vehicle was brought in for recall 2818I in January 2020. Still noticed a rough ride afterwards and believed issue to be with the rear suspension. Local independent auto repair shop inspected suspension and said all was well. Brought in for regular check up at Mazda dealer in September 2021. Mechanic took video to show the amount of rust on the rear subframe. Condition is beyond repair without replacement and is hazardous to drive. This should have been addressed with the front subframe recall. Definitely needs to be addressed by Mazda now.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

August 03, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11428323
Consumer Location: SOUTHBURY, CT
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH4B5****

Summary of Complaint

Rear cross subframe is very rotten and my mechanic told me not safe to drive car. Mazda had recall on front but not on rear. Is made of same material I look at line and a lot of people have same problem I hope you can help us with this problem Thank you and I hope you can investigate this major issue

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11427947
Consumer Location: PORTAGE, WI
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH8B5****

Summary of Complaint

one day we noticed the dash was becoming more and more sticky and didn’t know what was happening until watching a recent video about Mazda’s having a melting dash.

Components: SUSPENSION

July 19, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11426964
Consumer Location: LEBANON, CT
VIN: 1yvhz8cb5b5****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2011 Mazda Mazda6. The contact stated that while her son was driving at an undisclosed speed, the steering wheel was turned to the right inadvertently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and diagnosed that there were holes in the subframe bracket. The contact was advised to contact the local dealer for assistance. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and the dealer informed the contact that the subframe bracket was installed prior to a recall repair as a temporary fix. The vehicle was not repaired and remained at the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that they would approve the replacement of the front subframe, sway bar, and arms only as part of the warranty. The failure mileage was 103,000.

Components: SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN

April 03, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11418915
Consumer Location: WATERTOWN, NY
VIN: 1yvhz8ch4b5****

Summary of Complaint

Rear CONTROL ARM broke off the REAR SUBFAME due heavy RUST. I had to replace the entire rear subframe plus both control arms. This incident occurred WHILE I WAS DRIVING! Now I find out that the front end is shot as well and that Mazda is only recalling the front subframe and not the rear and I want to know why. Somebody could have been killed. The repair cost me $700 plus rental fees for a vehicle. I had my vehicle in the shop for 16days. It cost me $1,135. I have the invoices.

Components: SUSPENSION

April 28, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11414239
Consumer Location: OXFORD, PA
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH6B5****

Summary of Complaint

REAR CROSS MEMBER IS TOTALLY RUSTED OUT'JUST LIKE THE FRONT CROSS MEMBER WAS THAT HAD A RECALL. WAS DRIVING AND THE RIGHT REAR WHEEL TOTALLY COLLAPSED UNDER THE CAR WHILE DRIVING AT 60 MPH. COULD HAVE CAUSED AN ACCIDENT. REAR CROSS MEMBER BROKE IN PIECES

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 14, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11413139
Consumer Location: DERBY, KS
VIN: 1YVHZ8CB8B5****

Summary of Complaint

THE DOOR LOCK MECHANISM ON MY DRIVERS SIDE REAR DOOR DOES NOT LOCK COMPLETELY. IT HAS TO BE MANUALLY PUSHED IN ABOUT 4-5MM IN ORDER TO ENGAGE THE LOCK. AFTER LOCKING, THE DOOR CAN BE UNLOCKED AFTER PULLING THE OUTSIDE HANDLE 2 TIMES, SETTING THE ALARM OFF. THIS IS EXTREMELY UNSAFE IF TRAVELING THROUGH DANGEROUS AREAS OR IF THE VEHICLE WERE TO BE APPROACHED BY SOMEONE WITH AN ILL INTENT WHILE THE VEHICLE IS OCCUPIED.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

January 24, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11398057
Consumer Location: STATE COLLEGE, PA
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH5B5****

Summary of Complaint

THE REAR SUBFRAME HAS EXCESSIVE RUST AND MECHANIC REPORTED IT WOULD NOT PASS YEARLY INSPECTION UNLESS REPLACED. FRONT SUBFRAME HAD THE SAME PROBLEM IN 2019 AND WAS REPLACED THROUGH MAZDA RECALL. MECHANIC REPORTS THE REAR SUBFRAME HAS THE SAME EXACT NATURE OF RUST.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 28, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11390632
Consumer Location: LANSDALE, PA
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH2B5****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 MAZDA MAZDA6. THE CONTACT STATED THE VEHICLE FAILED THE STATE INSPECTION DUE TO CORROSION. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE LOCAL DEALER NORTH PENN MAZDA (181 BETHLEHEM PIKE, COLMAR, PA 18915, (267)956-1160) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED WITH NEEDING THE UNDERBODY TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED AS OF YET. UPON INVESTIGATION, THE CONTACT ASSOCIATED THE FAILURE WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V323000 (STRUCTURE, SUSPENSION) HOWEVER, THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS INFORMED OF THE FAILURE AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THEY WERE UNABLE TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 88,259.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

December 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11378623
Consumer Location: LIVERPOOL, NY
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH1B5****

Summary of Complaint

HEADLIGHT ON BOTH SIDES GO OUT OFTEN. AFTER HAVING THIS ISSUE FAR TOO MANY TIMES, I LOOKED ONLINE HOPING TO FIND A SOLUTION AND DISCOVERED MULTIPLE MAZDA OWNERS ARE HAVING SAME PROBLEM. ITS A MALFUNCTION IN THE MAZDA THAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED BY MAZDA THIS HAPPENED EVER SINCE I BOUGHT THE CAR IN 2011 I HAD TO REPLACE THE HEADLIGHT BULBS TWICE A YEAR AT LEAST .

Components: STRUCTURE

November 07, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11374261
Consumer Location: PITTSBURGH, PA
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH3B5****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE STARTED TO PRODUCE TIRE SCREECHING UNDER NORMAL DRIVING CONDITIONS AND APPEARED TO BE OUT OF ALIGNMENT WITH THE STEERING WHEEL TO THE LEFT WHILE DRIVING STRAIGHT. WITHIN A FEW MILES, IT BECAME DIFFICULT TO CONTROL, AND THEN THE DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL OFF AND TRACTION LOSS LIGHTS CAME ON. UPON INSPECTION AT AN AUTO REPAIR SHOP, THE RIGHT FRONT SIDE OF THE FRAME HAD SEVERELY RUSTED. I WAS ADVISED THAT IT WAS UNSAFE TO DRIVE. THERE WAS NO OTHER RUST OR DAMAGE ON THE VEHICLE.

Components: SUSPENSION

September 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11365204
Consumer Location: SPRINGFIELD, MI
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH7B5****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 MAZDA MAZDA6. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL SOUND COMING FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE REAR CROSS MEMBER OF THE SUBFRAME BROKE FROM RUST AND CORROSION WHILE REVERSING. THE VEHICLE WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V323000 (STRUCTURE, SUSPENSION) FOR THE FRONT CROSS MEMBER HOWEVER, THE REAR CROSS MEMBER WAS NOT INCLUDED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER AND AN UNKNOWN DEALER WERE NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 108,000.

Components: AIR BAGS STRUCTURE

November 22, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11364856
Consumer Location: MORENO VALLEY, CA
VIN: 1YVHZ8CHXB5****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS IN A CRASH WHERE MY FRONT END WAS EASILY DAMAGED AND PASSENGER AIR BAGS NOT DEPLOYED

Components: SUSPENSION

July 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11337428
Consumer Location: CHARLOTTE, NC
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH2B5****

Summary of Complaint

MAZDA HAS RECALLED AND REPLACED FRONT SUB-FRAMES FOR CORROSION RELATED ISSUES. MAZDA HAS NOT RECALLED REAR SUB-FRAMES WHICH HAVE THE SAME CORROSION RELATED ISSUES FROM IMPROPER STEEL QUALITY OR FAULT MANUFACTURING OF THE STEEL COMPONENTS. UPON INSPECTION OF REAR SUB-FRAME, MULTIPLE HOLES IN THE REAR SUB-FRAME WERE OBSERVED, INCLUDING MULTIPLE HOLES AT THE PASSENGER SIDE REAR SPRING MOUNT WHICH SIGNIFICANTLY COMPROMISES THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY. I AM NOW AFRAID TO DRIVE THE CAR AT HIGH SPEEDS IN FEAR OF CATASTROPHIC FAILURE AND A CRASH. MAZDA DEALERSHIP HAS STATED IT IS NOT UNDER WARRANTY OR RECALL AND WILL COST ME APPROXIMATELY $4,000.00 TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE REAR-SUBFRAME. THIS IS NOT A MAINTENANCE ITEM IN MY OPINION ON A LESS THAN 10 YEAR OLD VEHICLE I BOUGHT NEW, AND IS A DEFECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER SIMILAR TO THE FRONT SUB-FRAMES. UPON INVESTIGATION ON THE INTERNET, NUMEROUS MAZDA6 OWNERS WHO HAD FRONT SUB-FRAMES REPLACED ALSO HAVE SAME ISSUE. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

February 12, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11328007
Consumer Location: CORAL SPRINGS, FL
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH2B5****

Summary of Complaint

ALARM GOES ON INTERMITTENTLY WHILE CAR IS PARKED. THIS STARTED IN FEBRUARY, 2020 AND HAS CONTINUED TO THE PRESENT. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

May 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11326689
Consumer Location: MEMPHIS, TN
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH5B5****

Summary of Complaint

HAD AN HEAD ON CAR ACCIDENT ON THE STREET MY TIRE BLOW OUT AND HIT A LIGHT POLE. THE PASSENGER AIR BAG DID NOT COME OUT, ALSO THE DRIVER AIRBAG CAME OUT BUT IT WAS DEFLATED NO AIR WAS IN IT OR WHAT EVER MAKES AN AIR BAG BLOW UP. IN WHICH COST ME TO HIT MY HEAD ON THE STEERING WHEEL.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 04, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 11318357
Consumer Location: LEOMINSTER, MA
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH3B5****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN YOU PUT THE VEHICLE IN PARK AND PRESS THE ENGINE BUTTON THE CAR DOES NOT TURN OFF, YOU HAVE TO MOVE THE SHIFTER BACK AND FORTH SEVERAL TIME TO GET THE CAR TO POWER DOWN.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11268205
Consumer Location: GERMANTOWN, TN
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH2B5****

Summary of Complaint

DASHBOARD BECAME STICKY AS IF MELTING

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

June 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11251930
Consumer Location: SUPERIOR, WI
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH3B5****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 MAZDA 6. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V323000 (STRUCTURE, SUSPENSION); HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. EICH MAZDA (1933 W DIVISION ST, ST CLOUD, MN 56301, (320) 251-1737) WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE RECALL REMEDY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

August 18, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11245130
Consumer Location: MANAHAWKIN, NJ
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH4B5****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED THIS CAR IN MAY 2016 WITH 68K MILES ON IT. FIRST MONTH REPLACED BOTH HEADLIGHTS BECAUSE THE DRIVERS SIDE WENT OUT. FIGURED OK NO PROBLEM NORMAL SITUATION, REPLACED BOTH DUE TO GOOD PRACTICE YOU DON'T JUST REPLACE ONE. FAST FORWARD 3 MONTHS LATER, THINK IT WAS ALMOST THANKSGIVING. IT WAS GETTING DARK, AND I FIGURED OK IT SEEMS WAY DARKER THAN IT SHOULD. I PULLED OVER TO REALIZE, I HAD NO HEADLIGHTS. I PROCEEDED UP THE ROAD TO WHERE I KNEW AN AUTOZONE WAS, AND PURCHASED A NEW SET OF SYLVANIA LONG LIFE BULBS, I THINK, I JUST KNOW THEY WERE EXPENSIVE, ABOUT $120. SO I WHIPPED OUT THE CREDIT CARD AND PURCHASED THEM ALONG WITH A SCREW DRIVER AND PLIERS AND PROCEEDED TO DESTROY MY NEW CARHART SWEATSHIRT LAYING IN THE PARKING LOT JAMMING MY ARMS IN THE WHEEL WELLS TO REPLACE THESE BULBS. YEAH THIS WAS REAL FUN CONSIDERING IT STARTED TO RAIN. ANYWAY, I WON THAT BATTLE, BUT LITTLE DID I KNOW I WAS GOING TO LOSE THE WAR! PLEASE SEE WORD DOCUMENT ATTACHED FOR REST OF THIS NIGHTMARE. I RAN OUT OF SPACE TRYING TO DESCRIBE IT HERE.

Components: AIR BAGS

June 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11230437
Consumer Location: HUDSON, OH
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH5B5****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 MAZDA 6. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS SERVICED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V717000 (AIR BAGS). THE VEHICLE WAS SERVICED AT CASCADE AUTO GROUP (4149 STATE RD, CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH 44223, (330) 929-1861); HOWEVER, THE REMEDY FAILED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR REMAINED ILLUMINATED AFTER THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 116,464.

Components: STRUCTURE

June 18, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11229221
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1YVHZ8CHXB5****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 MAZDA 6. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRAME WAS RUSTED AND THE ENTIRE VEHICLE WAS CORRODED. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN TO MAZDA MALL OF GEORGIA (3546 GA-20, BUFORD, GA 30519, (678) 394-3085) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT A NEW FRAME NEEDED TO BE INSTALLED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 89,914.

Components: STEERING SERVICE BRAKES

May 24, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11209918
Consumer Location: HAZLETON, PA
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH0B5****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS ON A STREET IN THE CITY WAITING FOR THE LIGHT TO CHANGE. SUDDENLY I LOST CONTROL OF THE CAR, THE CARD ACCELERATED HIMSELF. I TRY TO AND PUT BRAKE TO THE BOTTOM BUT ANYWAY I HIT THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME. MUCH OF THE FRONT OF MY CAR IS BROKEN. THE OTHER CAR WAS DAMAGED IN THE BACK OF THEIR CAR. THE POLICE MADE A REPORT OF WHAT HAPPENED.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

April 23, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11203219
Consumer Location: CINCINNATI, OH
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH8B5****

Summary of Complaint

SUBFRAME ON PASSENGER SIDE HAS RUSTED COMPLETELY THROUGH, EXPOSING A LOWER CONTROL ARM BOLT. THIS HAS OCCURRED ON THE PASSENGER SIDE. THERE IS A RECALL FOR 09/10 MAZDA 6. DON'T KNOW WHY THIS ISN'T EXPANDED TO COVER THIS MAZDA 6 MODEL AS I'M SURE THE SUBFRAME IS THE SAME THROUGHOUT.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

April 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11196126
Consumer Location: LIVERPOOL, NY
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH1B5****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING 40 MPH AND ALL OF THE SUDDEN I HEARD A LOUD NICE AND MY CAR WAS GOING TO THE RIGHT WHILE MY STEERING WHEEL WAS STRAIGHT, IN ORDER TO DRIVE STRAIGHT I HAD TO TURN MY STEERING WHEEL TO THE LEFT. WHILE I MADE TURNS I WOULD HERE LOUD NOISES. ALSO MY TRACTION LIGHT TURNED ON AND THE BREAKS WERE NOT WORKING WELL WHICH MADE ME SLIDE AND CAUSED THE TIRES TO SPIN WHEN ACCELERATING AND THAT'S WHEN I PULLED OVER TO A SAFE SPOT AND CALLED A TOW TRUCK. I TOOK MY CAR TO THE CAR SHOP AND THEY TOLD ME THE WHOLE SUB FRAME WAS RUSTED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 30, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11192615
Consumer Location: MAX MEADOWS, VA
VIN: 1YVHZ8BHXB5****

Summary of Complaint

MY MAZDA 6 INTERIOR DASH IS MELTING IN 74 DEGREE WEATHER IN VA. THE DASH IS MELTING AND MAKING A STICKY MESS THAT MAY CAUSE A GLARE ON WINDSHIELD WHILE DRIVING. CAR IS STATIONARY.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11187470
Consumer Location: PRINCETON, KY
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH4B5****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 MAZDA 6. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A RECALL NOTIFICATION FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V717000 (AIR BAGS). THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE CONTACT CALLED PADUCAH FORD INC. (3476 PARK AVE, PADUCAH, KY 42001, (270) 444-0011) AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 14, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11172246
Consumer Location: WOODSTOCK, CT
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH6B5****

Summary of Complaint

FRONT SUSPENSION SUBFRAME IS COMPLETELY RUSTED DISABLING THE VEHICLE AND MAKING IT UNSAFE FOR OPERATION. COMPLETE SUBFRAME WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED DUE TO THE SEVERITY OF RUST AND CORROSION BEFORE VEHICLE CAN BE OPERATIONAL AGAIN.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION SERVICE BRAKES

August 27, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11162979
Consumer Location: VALPARAISO, IN
VIN: 1YVHZ8CB6B5****

Summary of Complaint

WAS DRIVING ON INTERSTATE AT 70MPH AND APPLIED BREAKS, HEARD A BANG FROM AREA OF PASSENGER FRONT SIDE AND LOST CONTROL OF THE STEERING OF THE VEHICLE CAUSING IT SWERVE INTO THE ADJACENT LANE ON MY RIGHT. I NARROWLY AVOIDED BEING HITTING AND BEING HIT BY OTHER VEHICLES AND WAS ABLE GET THE CAR TO THE SHOULDER EVENT WITHOUT HAVING PROPER CONTROL STEERING AS THE CAR WOULD ONLY STEER TO THE RIGHT. UPON INSPECTING THE VEHICLE IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE BANG WAS THE PASSENGER SIDE SUBFRAME CRACKING DUE TO HEAVY DETERIORATION FROM RUST. THE CAR IS UNDERIVABLE. I CONTACTED MAZDA AND DISCOVERED THAT THE PREVIOUS YEARS OF THIS MODEL HAVE A RECALL FOR THIS SUBFRAME DETERIORATION ISSUE FOR THE SAME EXACT PART #. I WAS ALSO INFORMED THAT THE CAR CANNOT BE FIXED AS BECAUSE OF THE PART # IS NOT AVAILABLE AND HAS/IS ON BACKORDER FOR MANY MONTHS. THIS DEFECT IS A HUGE SAFETY RISK, IN MY CASE I AM VERY LUCKY THIS DID NOT RESULT IN FATAL ACCIDENT TRAVELING AT 70MPH ON INTERSTATE 80. I FEAR OTHER MIGHT NOT BE SO LUCKY. THE SUBFRAME RECALL MOST CERTAINLY NEEDS TO BE EXPANDED TO AT LEAST 2011 AND SUBSEQUENT YEARS THAT USE THIS SAME SUBFRAME. ADDITIONALLY, AT MINIMUM COURTESY TO IT CUSTOMERS MAZDA SHOULD BE ALTERING ITS CUSTOMERS TO HAVE THEIR SUBFRAMES INSPECTED AS THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION WITH MANY VEHICLE OWNERS UN AWARE THEY ARE DRIVING TICKING TIME BOMBS WITH SUBFRAMES THAT ARE DETERIORATING PREMATURELY AND CAN LOSE CONTROL OF STEERING AT ANY MOMENT.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

December 05, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11161388
Consumer Location: READING, PA
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH7B5****

Summary of Complaint

MAZDA WILL ONLY REPLACE DASHBOARDS FOR MELTING AND STICKY DASHBOARDS. THEY KNOW THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE MATERIAL USED. THEY WILL NOT REPLACE DASHBOARDS THAT ARE CRACKING . MY CONCERN IS THE CRACKING IS OVER PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG. I FELL THIS COULD BE A PROBLEM. THE AIRBAG SHOULD NOT BE COMPROMISED AND CONTAINED IN A FAULTY CRACKED DASH. I BELIEVE TOYOTA AND LEXUS HAD THE SAME PROBLEM BUT THEY OWED UP TO IT AND REPLACED DASHBOARDS THAT WERE MELTING AND CRACKING. MAZDA REFUSES.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 28, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11155186
Consumer Location: DOWNINGTOWN, PA
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH7B5****

Summary of Complaint

FRAME/ENGINE CRADLE HAS HOLE NEXT TO LOWER CONTROL ARM DUE TO RUST.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 15, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11151875
Consumer Location: OAK PARK, IL
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH6B5****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING TO WORK ON 290 IN THE MORNING TRAFFIC DOING SPEEDS AROUND (30-50MPH) THE STEERING WHEEL BEGAN PROGRESSIVELY ROTATING COUNTER-CLOCKWISE WITH THE VEHICLE PULLING DRASTICALLY TO THE RIGHT. THE DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL TURNED OFF AS IF THE VEHICLE WAS OUT OF CONTROL AND THE VEHICLE ACTED AS IF IT WERE ON ICY/SLICK SURFACES NO LONGER PROVIDING SUPPORT TO THE DRIVER. THE STEERING/BRAKING SYSTEM BEGAN TO STRUGGLE NEARLY CAUSING AN ACCIDENT ON THE EXPRESSWAY CAUSING A FISHTAIL WITH THE ABS ATTEMPTING TO ENGAGE. AT THIS POINT THE STEERING WHEEL WAS REGISTERING STRAIGHT’ WITH THE STEERING WHEEL TURNED APPROXIMATELY 90 DEGREES LEFT. THANKFULLY I WAS ABLE TO EXIT THE EXPRESSWAY AND PULL INTO A JUST TIRES SHOP, WHO INFORMED ME THE FRONT SUBFRAME HAS RUSTED COMPLETELY THRU AND EVEN TWISTED DUE TO THE CORROSION. NOW MY 2011 MAZDA6 IS NOT DRIVABLE AND HOPEFULLY NHTSA WILL FORCE MAZDA TO DO A RECALL FOR SUBFRAMES BEFORE SOMEONE IS KILLED IN AN ACCIDENT.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

October 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11139219
Consumer Location: BAKERSFIELD, CA
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH8B5****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 MAZDA 6. THE CONTACT STATED THE MAIN WIRE HARNESS ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE BURNED OUT AND THE VEHICLE SHOOK WHEN BEING DRIVEN. THE CONTACT WAS CONCERNED THAT THE BURNT WIRE HARNESS COULD CAUSE A FIRE OR CAUSE THE AIR BAGS TO DEPLOY ON THEIR OWN. THE DEALER (BAKERSFIELD MAZDA, 3201 CATTLE DR, BAKERSFIELD, CA 93313) STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN A RECALL. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 58,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

October 09, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11139288
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH9B5****

Summary of Complaint

ON OCTOBER 2, 2018, DURING THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED 6-MONTH MAINTENANCE AND OIL CHANGE, MECHANIC AT MAZDA DEALERSHIP NOTIFIED ME OF SEVERE CORROSION ON FRONT AND REAR SUB FRAMES. SERVICE DIRECTOR NOTIFIED ME THAT THE VEHICLE WILL NOT BE RETURNED TO ME DUE TO SAFETY ISSUE AND HE WAS GOING TO CONTACT MAZDA CORPORATE ON MY BEHALF. ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 5, 2018, DEALERSHIP NOTIFIED ME THAT MAZDA WAS GOING TO REPAIR IT AT NO CHARGE TO ME. I WAS CONTACTED AGAIN TODAY OCTOBER 9, STATING THAT MY VEHICLE PASSED THE INITIAL INSPECTION TEST, THERE IS NO PERFORATION DEVELOPED FROM CORROSION, THE CAR IS SAFE TO DRIVE AND I SHOULD COME OVER TO PICK IT UP. AFTER LENGTHY DISCUSSION EXPRESSING ALL MY SAFETY CONCERNS (PLUS THE FACT THAT THERE ARE CURRENTLY MORE THAN 30 REPORTS INVESTIGATED WITH THE SAME ISSUE), MAZDA AGREED TO REPLACE IT AT GOODWILL. I REALLY HOPE NHTSA CAN CREATE A PRESSURE ON MAZDA TO START THE RECALL, BECAUSE THERE ARE NUMEROUS DRIVERS OF EFFECTED MODELS THAT DO NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE.

Components: ENGINE

August 31, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11128193
Consumer Location: GLADSTONE, OR
VIN: 1YVHZ8CB2B5****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE HAS A 3.7L V6 DURATEC ENGINE DESIGNED BY FORD. I WAS ENTERING THE HIGHWAY AT ABOUT 55MPH, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WENT ON, THEN VEHICLE SHUT OFF, AND I LOST BOTH POWER AND STEERING. WAS ABLE TO GET TO SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY WITHOUT CRASHING. STEAM/SMOKE WAS COMING OUT OF THE HOOD AND THE TEMP GAUGE WAS PINNED AT H. DEALERSHIP ADVISED THAT COOLANT HAD GOTTEN MIXED WITH OIL AND ENGINE WAS DESTROYED. COST TO REPAIR - $7400 USED $13K NEW ENGINE. TOLD IT WAS NOT DUE TO ANY NEGLECT OR MAINTENANCE ISSUE. IT WAS A WATER PUMP FAILURE. THERE IS A DESIGN FLAW IN THIS ENGINE. THE WATER PUMP IS INTEGRATED INTO THE ENGINE AND TIMING CHAIN. WHEN THE PUMP FAILS IT DAMAGES THE ENGINE, ALLOWING COOLANT TO MIX WITH THE OIL. NUMEROUS FORD AND MAZDA OWNERS HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEM BUT BECAUSE IT USUALLY HAPPENS AT OR AFTER 100K MILES THE MANUFACTURERS DO NOT REPORT IT. THEY WILL ALSO DO NOTHING TO HELP THE CUSTOMER WHO IS LEFT WITH A HUGE REPAIR BILL OR A TOTALED CAR. PLEASE HELP ME AND OTHER OWNERS. I HAVE RESEARCH WITH THE NAMES OF OTHER OWNERS WHO HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THEIR FORD OR MAZDA.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

July 31, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11115790
Consumer Location: TAUNTON, MA
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH4B5****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AT ABOUT 55 MPH I HEARD A LOUD NOICE AND THE CAR SUDDENLY STARTED TO SWERVE, THE STEERING BECAME DIFFICULT. I WAS ABLE TO SLOW DOWN AND PULL OFF THE HIGHWAY AND TO A PARKING LOT. DURING THE RIDE AT A MUCH SLOWER SPEED AROUND 20-25 VERY LOUD NOISES CAME FROM THE RIGHT FRONT OF THE CAR ESPECIALLY,WHEN THE THE WHEEL WAS TURNED. THE VEHICLE IS NOT DRIVABLE AND HAD TO BE TOWED. THE SUB FRAME RUSTED OUT AND THE LOWER CONTROL ARM PUSHED THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE INTO THE BACK OF THE WHEEL WELL.

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