2010 MAZDA MAZDA6 VIN: 1YVHZ8BH7A5M03840

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Damage
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VIN 1YVHZ8BH7A5M03840 Decoding Mazda Vin Decoder

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Make

MAZDA

Manufacturer Name

AUTO ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL, USA

Model

Mazda6

Model Year

2010

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

I-4 engine made in Japan.

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

2010 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

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 Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2010 MAZDA MAZDA6 Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
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 1YVHZ8BH7A5M03840

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

August 28, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11373012
Consumer Location: VALDOSTA, GA
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH7A5****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE HEADLIGHTS WENT OUT. IT'S NOT THE FUSE OR THE BULBS. THIS HAPPENED WHILE DRIVING AT NIGHT FORCING ME TO DRIVE OVER TWO HOURS ON BACK ROADS AND FREEWAY WITH MY HIGHBEAMS ON TO SEE.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING AIR BAGS

January 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11170040
Consumer Location: CORNING, NY
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH7A5****

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 IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AT NIGHT TO HAVE HAPPENING WAY TO OFTEN. AS FOR THE AIR BAG- IVE HAD MY MAZDA TO A MAZDA DEALERSHIP FOR THE RECALLS AND THE AIR BAG WAS KNE OF THEM. SINCE THEN, TWICE NOW, THE 'AIRBAG/FRONT SEAT BELT PRETENSIONER SYSTEM MALFUNCTION' LIGHT IS FLASHING WHILE DRIVING. I LOOKED IT UP, AND BY THE SOUNDS OF IT, MY AIRBAG IS MALFUNCTIONING?! ANOTHER DANGEROUS SITUATION ON THE MAZDA 6.

Components: STEERING STRUCTURE

September 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11128774
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH7A5****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 MAZDA 6. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL STARTED TO PULL TO THE RIGHT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DETERMINED THAT THE PASSENGER SIDE SUBFRAME WAS SEVERELY CORRODED AND FLAKY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200,00. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

April 12, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11101866
Consumer Location: HUNTSBURG, OH
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH7A5****

Summary of Complaint

NOTICED A KNOCKING NOISE DEVELOPING IN FRONT PASSENGER SIDE. TOOK THE CAR TO A LOCAL GARAGE TO HAVE IT CHECKED OUT AND TO GET NEW TIRES AND ALIGNMENT. I WAS NOTIFIED THAT THE SUB-FRAME WAS ROTTED OUT AND THE CAR WAS NO LONGER SAFE TO DRIVE. CONTACTED MAZDA FOR NEW SUB-FRAME AND WAS NOTIFIED THAT THE PART HAS BEEN ON BACK ORDER FOR 6 MONTHS AND THEY HAD NO IDEA WHEN THEY WOULD BE AVAILABLE. NOW I AM STUCK WITH AN 8 YEAR OLD CAR THAT IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE WITH NO HOPE FOR REPAIR.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 11, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10928377
Consumer Location: WHITEHOUSE, OH
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH7A5****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 MAZDA 6. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A RECALL NOTIFICATION FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V356000 (AIR BAGS) AND STATED THAT THE PART NEEDED WAS UNAVAILABLE TO PERFORM THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 10, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10807272
Consumer Location: HAMPTON, VA
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH7A5****

Summary of Complaint

I'M HAVING PROBLEMS WITH MY HEAD LIGHTS ON MY 2010 MAZDA 6. MY HEAD LIGHTS WENT OUT IN NOVEMBER 2013 AND I'VE CHANGED THE HEAD LIGHTS OUT THREE TIMES SINCE WITHIN A 2 YEAR TIME FRAME. I'M USING THE EXPENSIVE SYLVANIA H7 SILVER STAR ZXE HEAD LIGHT BULBS AND THEY'RE BURNING OUT. ALSO THE SEAL AROUND THE HEAD LIGHTS AREN'T SECURE BECAUSE WATER AND CONDENSATION HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN ISSUE WITH THIS CAR.

Components: STRUCTURE

June 30, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10610002
Consumer Location: METAIRIE, LA
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH7A5****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE HAD MY WELL MAINTAINED CAR FOR JUST UNDER 5 YEARS. IT IS OUT OF WARRANTY. I HAVE NEVER USED A CHEMICAL CLEANING PRODUCT TO CLEAN THE INTERIOR, JUST A DAMP CLOTH. I NOTICED THAT ONLY THE SECTION OF DASHBOARD THAT COVERS THE AIRBAG ON THE PASSENGER SIDE WAS STICKY. WITHIN A FEW DAYS IT BECAME PROGRESSIVELY WORSE AND ACTUALLY GOOEY. IF IT WAS TOUCHED BY A WINDOW SUN SCREEN OR BY YOUR HAND, THE DASHBOARD COLOR AND MATERIAL ROLLED OFF AND SPREAD TO ANYTHING THAT WAS ACCIDENTALLY RETOUCHED. THE 800 NUMBER MAZDA CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER TOLD ME THAT IT WAS UP TO THE MAZDA DEALERSHIP TO DECIDE WHAT COULD BE DONE ABOUT THE PROBLEM. PARETTI MAZDA AT 4000 VETERANS BLVD., METAIRIE, LA 70002 HAD ME BRING THE CAR IN ON JULY 2, 2014 WHEN THE MAZDA DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE WAS AVAILABLE TO LOOK AT IT. AT 3:00 P.M. THAT SAME DAY, I WAS TOLD THAT I HAD TO DECIDE BEFORE 5:00 P.M. WHETHER OR NOT I WOULD ACCEPT THE OFFER OF MAZDA GIVING ME A NEW $226.96 DASHBOARD PART AND MY HAVING TO PAY $324.84 TO THEM FOR LABOR. IT WAS A ONE TIME ONLY OFFER FOR THAT DAY. THE ENTIRE SCENARIO IS UNETHICAL. I HAD NO OTHER CHOICE BUT TO LET MAZDA DO THIS JOB AND I WAS TOLD THAT IT MAY HAPPEN AGAIN IN A FEW YEARS. THEY DO NOT STAND BEHIND THE REPLACEMENT PART. THE CAR WAS NOT READY BY THE END OF TODAY 7/11/2014 AS PROMISED BECAUSE OF "UNFORESEEN PROBLEMS." PARETTI MAZDA IS NOW RENTING A CAR FOR ME TO USE FOR THE NEXT 3 DAYS BECAUSE OF THE WEEKEND. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

March 13, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10569417
Consumer Location: BILLINGS, MT
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH7A5****

Summary of Complaint

MY SON TOOK MY CAR TO SCHOOL. HE WAS GOING TO LEAVE AFTER SCHOOL LET OUT, HE WAS GOING TO GIVE HIS FRIEND A RIDE HOME. THIS IS A 6 SPEED CAR. HIS FRIEND GOT IN THE CAR ON THE PASSENGER SIDE, MY SON WAS TALKING TO HIS BROTHER, HE WAS NOT IN THE CAR. MY SON HAD PUT THE KEYS ON THE DRIVER SEAT, HIS FRIEND PUT THE KEY IN THE IGNITION AND TURNED THE KEY TO ACCESSORIES TO LISTEN TO THE RADIO, THE CAR HAD THE EMERGENCY BRAKE ON, AND IT WAS IN FIRST GEAR. WHEN HE TURNED THE KEY TO LISTEN TO THE RADIO THE CAR TOOK OFF!!!! I AM NOT SURE HOW FAST IT WAS GOING BUT IT CRASHED INTO A TREE AND STOPPED. THERE WAS NO DRIVER!! THERE IS A POLICE REPORT ON THIS, AND THERE WERE SEVERAL WITNESSES. MY SON'S FRIEND HIT HIS HEAD ON THE WINDSHIELD AND IT CRACKED THE WINDSHIELD. I CONTACTED MAZDA HEADQUARTERS TO MAKE THEM AWARE, AND THEY SEEMED BOTHERED THAT I EVEN CALLED!!!!! IT IS A MIRACLE A KID WAS NOT WALKING BY AND WAS STRUCK BY THIS OUT OF CONTROL CAR. *TR

Components: TIRES

March 25, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10392918
Consumer Location: SAN JOSE, CA
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH7A5****

Summary of Complaint

TPMS VALVE BROKE WHEN CHECKING AIR PRESSURE IN THE TIRE. TIRE WENT FLAT AND TPMS HAD TO BE REPLACED. *TR

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11404467
Consumer Location: ERLANGER, KY
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH6A5****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER SIDE DASHBOARD HAS MELTED, CAUSING BLACK STICKY RESIDUE AND A VERY SHINY EFFECT, WHEN TRYING TO DRIVE, THE SUNLIGHT AND NIGHTTIME LIGHTS CAUSE A GLARE THAT IS VERY DISTRACTING WHEN TRYING TO DRIVE.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

January 18, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11390230
Consumer Location: KINGSPORT, TN
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH6A5****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 MAZDA MAZDA6. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 10 MPH, THE VEHICLE MADE AN ABNORMALLY LOUD SOUND BY THE PASSENGER'S SIDE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE STEERING THEN BECAME DIFFICULT TO TURN. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS NO WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE LOCAL DEALER BILL GATTON OF JOHNSON CITY MAZDA (2909 N. ROAN ST, JOHNSON CITY, TN 37601, (423) 418-6152) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED WITH NEEDING THE SUBFRAME TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. UPON INVESTIGATION, THE CONTACT ASSOCIATED THE FAILURE WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V631000 (SUSPENSION, STRUCTURE) HOWEVER, THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS INFORMED OF FAILURE AND THE CONTACT WAS REFERRED TO NHTSA FOR ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 150,000.

Components: AIR BAGS STRUCTURE VISIBILITY/WIPER

December 31, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11386507
Consumer Location: SENOIA, GA
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH5A5****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER SIDE DASH STARTED MELTING ABOUT A YEAR AGO AND HAS GOTTEN SO BAD THE DASH IS ALMOST LIQUID. SUNLIGHT REFLECTS OFF THE SHINY MELTED DASH AND BLINDS THE DRIVER. I WAS IN AN ACCIDENT BECAUSE I COULDN'T SEE DUE TO LIGHT REFLECTING OFF MELTED DASH. DASH IS SO STICKY THAT YOU CANNOT TOUCH OR IT WILL STICK TO HANDS/ CLOTHING. I HAVE RUINED MULTIPLE ITEMS OF CLOTHING DUE TO THIS MESS.

Components: STRUCTURE

August 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11348413
Consumer Location: ANNAPOLIS, MD
VIN: 1YV8Z8CBXA5****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 MAZDA MAZDA6. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THEIR VEHICLE'S DASHBOARD WAS STICKY AND HAD AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF GLARE FROM SUNLIGHT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE GLARE MADE IT DIFFICULT TO SEE WHEN DRIVING. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DASHBOARD WAS FRACTURED ON THE PASSENGER'S SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT CONTACTED THE DEALER FITZGERALD MAZDA OF ANNAPOLIS (1930 WEST ST, ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401, (410) 266-5700) WHO INFORMED THE CONTACT THE DASHBOARD NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 57,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 20, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11340497
Consumer Location: BLACKSTONE, MA
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH5A5****

Summary of Complaint

THE DASH ON MY MAZDA IS MELTED. IT IS NOW CAUSING A BRIGHT SHEEN WHICH MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO SEE WHEN THE SUN HITS IT. THE DASH IS VERY STICKY AND STARTING TO SMELL LIKE BURNT PLASTIC. . I'VE CALLED MAZDA CUSTOMER SUPPORT AND THEY SAID THE DEFECTIVE PART IS COVERED UNTILL 2010, HOWEVER THEY SAID IT ENDED 4 MONTHS AGO. UNFORTUNATELY, COVID19 STOPPED ME FROM MAKING IT TO THE DEALERSHIP IN MARCH. MAZDA WOULD NOT GIVE ME AN EXTENSION DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID19 STAY AT HOME ORDER PLACED IN MY STATE

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

April 07, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11325501
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1YVHZ8BHXA5****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER SIDE HEADLIGHT WENT OUT. IT'S NOT THE FUSE NOT THE BULB. THIS WAS WHILE DRIVING FORCING ME TO DRIVE WITH MY HIGHBEAMS ON SO I COULD SEE. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 17, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11312073
Consumer Location: PLAINFIELD, IL
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH4A5****

Summary of Complaint

I STARTED NOTICING CRACKS ON THE DASHBOARD ON THE PASSENGER SIDE WHERE THE AIRBAG DEPLOYS. MY VEHICLE WAS STATIONARY WHEN I NOTICED THTHE CRACKS THE FOLLOWING MORNING. I AM CONCERNED THAT THE AIRBAG MIGHT ACCIDENTALLY GO OFF WITH THE SLIGHTEST VIBRATIONS OR CLOSING OF THE VEHICLE DOORS.

Components: STRUCTURE

February 13, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11309089
Consumer Location: HENDERSON, KY
VIN: 1YVHZ8CB2A5****

Summary of Complaint

PAINT IS CHIPPING AWAY ON THE REAR OF THE CAR.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 27, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11302875
Consumer Location: BENSALEM, PA
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH9A5****

Summary of Complaint

THE CRACK STARTED SMALL ON THE PASSENGER SIDE DASHBOARD BUT IS GETTING WORSE EVERYDAY. IT KEEPS GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

December 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11291512
Consumer Location: KALAMAZOO, MI
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH1A5****

Summary of Complaint

YEARS OF UNEXPECTED BATTERY DRAIN AND ROUGH STARTS WHICH CAUSED SEVERAL OTHER ISSUES. DIFFERENT MECHANIC ADVISED OF A FAULTY BODY CONTROL MODULE BCM.

Components: ENGINE

November 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11282865
Consumer Location: WAUKEGAN, IL
VIN: 1YVHZ8CB9A5****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY ⁃ MY VENT LINE WAS CLOGGED TO WHERE MY FUEL TANK CREATED A LEAK & THEN FUEL TANK COLLAPSED WHILE I WAS DRIVING . I DROVE MY CAR FOR 2 DAYS WITHOUT KNOWING & DID NOT REALIZE IT UNTIL I WAS FILLING UP GAS INTO MY CAR & I NOTICED THE GAS LEAKING PROFUSELY . I TOOK MY CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP, IN WHICH I DISCOVERED THAT MY FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY WAS INSTALLED IMPROPERLY.

Components: STRUCTURE

September 14, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11255782
Consumer Location: CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH5A5****

Summary of Complaint

THE PASSENGER LOWER CONTROL ARM BROKE WHILE DRIVING, AND I LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. I ALMOST HIT A CAR COMING TOWARDS, BUT THANKFULLY I WAS ABLE TO STOP SINCE I WAS ONLY DOING 35 MPH. I DON'T KNOW WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF I WAS ON THE HIGHWAY. THE MECHANIC SAID THE SUB-FRAME WAS COMPLETELY ROTTED OUT AND IT WAS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE ANYMORE. APPARENTLY, THE A/C IS DRAINING RIGHT ONTO THE CONTROL ARM AREA, WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE AFFECTED THE SITUATION.

Components: AIR BAGS

August 13, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11243884
Consumer Location: RINGOES, NJ
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 MAZDA 6. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF AN UNKNOWN RECALL REGARDING THE AIR BAGS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. HAMILTON MAZDA (2201 NJ-33, HAMILTON SQUARE, NJ 08690, (609) 587-7600) WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE RECALL REMEDY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE AND WAS NOT ABLE TO CONFIRM WHEN THE PARTS WERE TO BECOME AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11243674
Consumer Location: CANTON, MI
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH8A5****

Summary of Complaint

MY VEHICLE IS AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND LAST WEEKEND I WAS DRIVING AT THE FREEWAY WITH MY FAMILY AT 70 MPH ON CRUISE AND ALL OF A SUDDEN WE GOT BIG JERK FROM MY VEHICLE AND THE VEHICLE RPM STARTED INCREASING THE SAME TIME FIRST I THOUGHT SOMEONE HIT ME FROM BACK BUT THE GLADLY THE VEHICLE WAS IN OTHER LANE AND HE HONKED AT ME. I THEN I SAW D LIGHT DISAPPEAR ON THE PANEL AND THE VEHICLE WAS IN VERY HIGH RPM MODE. I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING I SAFELY TRIED TO PULL ON THE RIGHT AND STOPPED TO SEE WHATS WRONG BUT COULDN'T FOUND ANYTHING. I TURNED OFF VEHICLE FOR A MINUTE AND STARTED AGAIN. IT WORKED FINE FOR 5 MIN AND AS SOON AS I REACHED 55 OR 60 MPH THE D LIGHT STARTED BLINKING AGAIN AND AGAIN I GOT HIGH RPMS AND JERK. IT ALMOST HAD CAUSED THE ACCIDENT AS THE OTHER VEHICLE ALMOST HIT ME FROM THE BACK. IT FELT LIKE ENGINE BRAKING. THEN I DROVE VERY LOW SPPED ON INNER CITY ROAD WITH MY BLINKERS ON TO REACH HOME SAFELY. NOW DEALER IS TELLING ME THAT IT WILL COST ME MINIMUM $3000 TO REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION. I THINK ITS A KNOW ISSUE TO MAZDA AND THEY SHOULD FIX MY VEHICLE TRANSMISSION ATLEAST. THIS VEHICLE IS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

August 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11242153
Consumer Location: SPRINGFIELD, OH
VIN: 1YVHZ8CB8A5****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT A MAZDA 6 3 DAYS AGO AND I REPLACED THE HEADLIGHT BULB BECAUSE IT WASN'T WORKING. WHEN I OPENED THE COMPARTMENT I NOTICED THAT THE ENTIRE U IT WAS MELTING AND SMELLED VERY HOT. I HAD NO TURNED ON THE HEADLIGHTS AT THIS POINT AND I REMOVED THE BULB FROM THE ELECTRICAL UNIT. THIS COULD HAVE EASILY CAUGHT ON FIRE.

Components: SUSPENSION

May 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11209683
Consumer Location: MCDONOUGH, GA
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH3A5****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 MAZDA 6. WHILE TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL IN EITHER DIRECTION, A POPPING NOISE WAS HEARD FROM THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THE POPPING NOISE WAS MORE AUDIBLE WHEN MAKING LEFT TURNS AND WHILE TURNING WITH THE TRANSMISSION IN REVERSE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO WAS UNABLE TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE, BUT NO ASSISTANCE WAS OFFERED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,000.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

November 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11209494
Consumer Location: DENVER, CO
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH5A5****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 MAZDA 6. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS EXTENSIVE RUST AND CORROSION ON THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V631000 (SUSPENSION, STRUCTURE). THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO MCDONALD MAZDA (10345 W COLFAX AVE, LAKEWOOD, CO 80215, (720) 449-9900) WHERE THE CROSS MEMBER WAS INSPECTED, BUT THEY REFUSED TO INSTALL A SIDE MEMBER (FOR REINFORCEMENT). THE DEALER ALSO HAD NOT REPLACED THE AIR CONDITIONER DRAIN HOSE AND NO RUST PROOFING WAS APPLIED TO THE CROSS MEMBER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED DUE TO NON-COMPLIANCE OF THE DEALER AND THE MANUFACTURER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT BEING DRIVEN. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 103,981. *BF CONSUMER STATED UPON SEEING THE UNDERSIDE OF THE VEHICLE I IMMEDIATEDLY NOTICED CORROSION COVERING LARGE PORTIONS OF THE CROSS MEMBER. THERE WERE SEVERAL CORRODED MOUNTING HOLES AND LARGE WELDS THAT HAD SIGNS OF ADVANCED DECAY. THE DAMAGE WAS OBVIOUS AND I TOOK SEVERAL PICTURES AND RECORDED A VIDEO SHOWING THE WIDESPEAD CORROSION. 'PARTS OF THIS DOCUMENT HAVE BEEN REDACTED TO PROTECT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).'*JB

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

April 30, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11205300
Consumer Location: MOUNT PLEASANT, SC
VIN: 1YVHZ8CB0A5****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE MAKING A RIGHT TURN, I HIT THE BRAKES TO AVOID COLLIDING WITH SOMEONE WHO PULLED IN FRONT OF ME AND THE PASSENGER'S SIDE FRONT WHEEL LOCKED INTO A POSITION TURNED TO THE RIGHT. I HAD IT TOWED TO A REPAIR SHOP, WHERE I WAS INFORMED THAT THE CONTROL ARM HAD SEPARATED FROM THE FRAME DUE TO RUST. IT SEEMS THERE WAS A RECALL FOR THIS ISSUE IN 2018 FOR CERTAIN STATES, AND WHILE I DO NOT CURRENTLY RESIDE IN ONE OF THE AFFECTED STATES, I USED TO AND MY CAR DID FOR MOST OF ITS LIFE.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

February 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 11192148
Consumer Location: KERRVILLE, TX
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH0A5****

Summary of Complaint

FOR SOME REASON THE BRAKE ROTOR ON THE LEFT FRONT WHEEL WARPS VERY QUICKLY AFTER DRIVING UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS. THE ROTOR THAT WARPS MAKES THE STEERING WHEEL SHAKE VIOLENTLY WHEN BRAKING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS AND IS DIFFICULT TO CONTROL STEERING. ALSO WHEN BRAKING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS THE SHAKING DECREASES IF THE BRAKE PEDAL IS STOMPED ON HARD BUT THIS RESULTS IN "BRAKE CHECKING" THE VEHICLE THAT IS FOLLOWING BEHIND THE CAR. TO TRY TO CORRECT THE ISSUE THE FRONT ROTORS WERE MACHINED SEVERAL TIMES, REPLACED, MACHINED AGAIN BUT THE PROBLEM PERSISTS. AT LOWER SPEEDS THE CAR LURCHES FORWARD AND BACK FORWARD AND BACK AS THE BRAKE CATCHES AND RELEASES THE WARPED ROTOR.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

February 21, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11191281
Consumer Location: MEADVILLE, PA
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH6A5****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN MANEUVERING TO OR FROM PARKING WHEN THE STEERING WHEEL IS TURNED AND PUTS ANY PRESSURE ON THE STEERING COMPONENTS THE RIGHT FRONT OF THE CAR MAKES A VERY LOUD CLUNKING AND POPPING AND MAKES BOTH STEERING AND MOVING DIFFICULT. IT HAS GOTTEN PROGRESSIVELY WORSE OVER THE LAST 2 MONTHS SO I DID SOME RESEARCH AND FOUND OUT ABOUT THE POSSIBLE CORROSION ISSUE OF THE FRONT RIGHT SUBFRAME AND RECALL "INSPECTION". I WILL CALL MY LOCAL DEALER AND SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT AS IT SEEMS THIS CAR IS UNDER AN OPEN RECALL AND WAS NEVER LOOKED AT. I JUST BOUGHT IT AS A USED CAR IN MID OCTOBER AND MOSTLY DRIVE MY TRUCK ALL WINTER SO IT TOOK AWHILE FOR THIS TO SURFACE.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

January 23, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11180511
Consumer Location: SPOKANE, WA
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH5A5****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE THE OPEN AND DANGEROUS RECALL ( # 2818I ) STILL PENDING AT THIS TIME. IT WAS HARD ENOUGH JUST TO GET THE DEALERSHIP, IN ORDER TO INSPECT THE CAR FOR CORROSION IN THE CONCERNING AREAS. I DON'T FEEL THAT THE CAR IS SAFE TO DRIVE AT THIS TIME AND PREFER THAT NO ONE RIDES WITH ME WHEN DRIVING IT, JUST FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS. I'M VERY CONCERNED THAT THIS FIX WILL NOT COME SOON ENOUGH AND THE PROBLEM KEEP MESSING UP MY CARS ALIGNMENT. CAUSING ALL SORTS OF PROBLEMS DRIVING IT, ESPECIALLY AT HIGH SPEEDS. THAT'S WHEN A WHEEL WOBBLE STARTS TO HAPPEN IN THE AFFECTED AREAS OF THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE OF THE CAR. PLEASE HELP!

Components: STEERING STRUCTURE

February 07, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11180791
Consumer Location: CICERO, NY
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH1A5****

Summary of Complaint

LETTER FROM CONSUMER RE: FAIR AND EQUITABLE REIMBURSEMENT CUSTOMER TREATMENT ON 2010 MAZDA 6 RECALL REPAIR (DEFECT) NOT TOTALLY PAID FOR BY MAZDA WARRANTY DEPARTMENT. *AS *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 04, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11176675
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1YVHZ8CB8A5****

Summary of Complaint

CAR SYSTEM ALARM GOES OFF WITHOUT NOTICE. IT WILL WORK FINE FOR DAYS THEN, THE ALARM WILL START TO GO OFF CONSTANTLY. WHILE DRIVING AT NIGHT, THE INTERIOR CAR LIGHTS COME ON LIKE A DOOR IS OPEN. NO INDICATOR ON CONTROL PANEL IF DOOR IS OPEN. THEN TURNS OFF LIGHTS INSIDE CAR. IT SCARES YOU AS YOU THINK A DOOR CAME OPEN

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

February 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11179800
Consumer Location: WOODBRIDGE, VA
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH0A5****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 MAZDA 6. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V631000 (SUSPENSION, STRUCTURE). THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. BROWN'S FAIRFAX MAZDA (10570 FAIRFAX BOULEVARD, FAIRFAX, VA 22030, (703) 385-8170) 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. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

January 09, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11166497
Consumer Location: PENFIELD, NY
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH6A5****

Summary of Complaint

MAZDA INCOMPLETE RECALL 28181; NHTSA RECALL 18V-631; I HAD MY VEHICLE INSPECTED AS REQUIRED AND WAS TOLD DUE TO RUST/CORROSION/PERFORATIONS THE FRONT CROSS MEMBER NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. INFORMED NO PARTS AVAILABLE AND MAZDA HAS GIVEN NO INFO ON WHEN PARTS MAY BE AVAILABLE; DEALERS HAVE NO INFO AT ALL ON TIMING FOR REPAIRS; CANNOT GET THRU TO MAZDA FOR MORE INFO AND MAZDA DOES NOT EVEN LIST THIS ON THEIR SITE AS A RECALL; THIS IS A DANGEROUS CONDITION AND AFRAID TO DRIVE THIS CAR

Components: SUSPENSION AIR BAGS STRUCTURE

January 03, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11166558
Consumer Location: SHREWSBURY, MA
VIN: 1YVHZ8CB6A5****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 MAZDA 6. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 18V717000 (AIR BAGS) AND 18V631000 (SUSPENSION, STRUCTURE). THE CONTACT CALLED SENTRY WEST MAZDA AT 508-281-8171 (LOCATED AT 940 BOSTON TURNPIKE, SHREWSBURY, MA 01545) AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 20 MPH, A LOUD NOISE WAS HEARD AND THE STEERING LOST POWER WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE SAME DEALER WHERE IT WAS STATED THAT THE RECALL REPAIRS NEEDED TO BE PERFORMED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 60,000. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V717000 (AIR BAGS) AND VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V631000 (SUSPENSION, STRUCTURE).

Components: SEAT BELTS SERVICE BRAKES

October 29, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 11162345
Consumer Location: MUNCY, PA
VIN: 1YVHZBCH0A5****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN I ENTER CAR AND ATTACH SEAT BELT, AT SOME POINT DURING STARTING OUT OR IN THE PROCESS OF GOING DOWN THE ROAD, THE SEAT WILL START LEANING BACKWARDS DUE TO THE SEATBELT BEING HOOKED AROUND THE LEVER TO TILT THE SEAT BACK. MY FEET NO LONGER REACH THE GAS OR BREAK PEDAL WHEN THIS HAPPENS. I HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH THAT IT HAS NOT BEEN THE CAUSE OF AN ACCIDENT SO FAR. IT HAPPENS AT ANY TIME AFTER STARTING OUT OR ANYTIME DURING DRIVING OR IN MOTION. SEEMS TO BE HAPPENING MORE OFTEN THE LONGER I HAVE HAD IT.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

December 04, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11161696
Consumer Location: SANFORD, FL
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH5A5****

Summary of Complaint

RIGHT FRONT HEADLAMP REPEATEDLY GOES OUT AND IT'S NEITHER THE BULB NOR THE FUSE! SUBSEQUENTLY STUCK DRIVING HOME WITH HIGH BEAMS (TO SEE WELL ENOUGH TO NAVIGATE SAFELY) BUT FEARFUL THE GLARE CREATES A SAFETY ISSUE FOR OPPOSING TRAFFIC - A TWOFER! NOTE; BANGING ON THE SIDE OF HEADLAMP ASSEMBLY WITH CLOSED FIST 'SOMETIMES' HAS IT COME BACK TO LIFE. LOOKED ONLINE AND - SURPRISE, SURPRISE - THERE ARE LOTS OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS SAME THING! SADLY, I'M AFRAID SOMEONE'S GOING TO GET KILLED AND I JUST HOPE NOT TO BE INVOLVED. PLEASE READ WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT THIS HERE; HTTP://WWW.CARPROBLEMZOO.COM/MAZDA/MAZDA6/HEADLIGHTS-PROBLEMS.PHP . . . AND MANY MORE COMPLAINTS ON YOUTUBE

Components: AIR BAGS

December 03, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11155649
Consumer Location: APPLE VALLEY, MN
VIN: 1YVHZ8CB2A5****

Summary of Complaint

MY MAZDA WAS RECALLED DUE TO AIR BAG INFLATOR THAT COULD EXPLODE RESULTING IN SHARP METAL FRAGMENTS STRIKING THE PASSENGER OR OTHER VEHICLE OCCUPANTS. WHEN I CALLED MY MAZDA DEALER TO GET IT IN TO BE FIXED I WAS TOLD THE PARTS ARE ON BACK ORDER AT MAZDA AND THEY COULD NOT GIVE ME AN ETA ON WHEN THEY WOULD GET PARTS IN. HOW CAN MAZDA ALLOW IT'S CUSTOMERS TO CONTINUE DRIVING THEIR CAR WITH NO RECOURSE TO GIVE US A RENTAL CAR IN THE MEANTIME IF THEY CAN'T FIX AN ISSUE THAT I WOULD CONSIDER EXTREMELY SERIOUS AND NEEDING TO BE FIXED IMMEDIATELY? MY WIFE IS PREGNANT AND WE HAVE A TODDLER WHO RIDES IN A CARSEAT IN THE BACKSEAT AND WE NOW FEEL UNSAFE TO DRIVE OUR CAR. I WOULD EXPECT THIS MATTER TO BE TAKEN MUCH MORE SERIOUSLY THAN IT IS. I'M VERY DISAPPOINTED IN MAZDA AND THE WAY THIS RECALL IS BEING HANDLED.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

November 07, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11150323
Consumer Location: SAUGUS, MA
VIN: 1YVHZ8BH5A5****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE APPLYING THE BRAKES AT APPROXIMATELY 30MPH, THERE WAS SHARP JOLT, AND THE STEERING WHEEL JERKED ALL THE WAY TO THE RIGHT. THE LOW-TRACTION INDICATOR LIGHT CAME ON AND THE CAR WAS NOT ABLE TO BE SAFELY STEERED. UPON VISUAL INSPECTION, THE FRONT RIGHT TIRE WAS TURNED OUTWARD, WHILE THE FRONT LEFT REMAINED STRAIGHT. A MECHANIC CONFIRMED THAT THE ISSUE WAS CAUSED BY A FULLY CORRODED SUB-FRAME WHICH HAD CRACKED IN HALF.

Components: STEERING STRUCTURE

October 26, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11142929
Consumer Location: BRUNSWICK, OH
VIN: 1YVHZ8CH5A5****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR IS ONLY 8 YEARS OLD AND THE SUB FRAME HAS COMPLETELY RUSTED OUT, DEEMING THE CAR UNFIT TO DRIVE. THIS WAS ONLY CAUGHT AS I TOOK THE CAR IN FOR ESTIMATE ON BRAKES. I HAVE 2 YOUNG CHILDREN WHO RIDE IN THIS CAR DAILY, SO LUCKILY NO ACCIDENT. I'VE NOTICED SEVERAL COMPLAINTS REGARDING THIS ON THE 2009 AND 2010 MODELS. ALTHOUGH I HAVEN'T BEEN IN ACCIDENT (YET), I'M NOW FORCED TO PAY $2000 IN REPAIRS, OR JUST REPLACE THE VEHICLE.

MAZDA MAZDA6 Sold

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