really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,371 miles

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problem #7

Apr 012018


  • 32,000 miles
I have a 2014 Mazda6 itouring and when I park the car and try to shut it down my battery won't turn off. The car runs on accessory mode and will not turn off. If I put the car back in gear then it move a little and then shift to park with a "heavy" thud most times it will shut down. But how long can this go on before the shifter breaks.

- Oceanside, NY, USA

problem #6

Jan 022017

MAZDA6 4-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
My 2014 Mazda 6 has 68000 miles. Within the last few weeks while driving going 55 around corners, has had a "power steering malfunction" light pop up and the steering totally locks up for a few seconds causing me to nearly hit multiple cars. I believe my issue has to do with something electrical that I had checked on my car at 34000 miles right before the warranty was up. My car has a radar that performs for radar cruise control and smart city braking, I got many messages saying that the radar isn't working and that it needs inspections. I brought it in at 34000 miles and they reset something so the car wouldn't show the message and told me it was fixed, I then started doing this after the warranty ended and I figured it wasn't a safety issue so I didn't fight it. Now I believe that the same issue that causes this light to come on is what is causing the steering to lock up because as the steering locks up the radar inspection light also turns on. So now that they didn't fix it when I brought it in the first place, I am having safety issues and they won't do anything about it even though I tried to get it fixed earlier on. Now they are going to charge me $170 just to diagnose the problem, then the price it cost for labor and parts to fix it when I go in, this is ridiculous because I tried to fix it under warranty and they did nothing. Now I'm a hazard to me and many others on the road because my steering is locking up on a 3 year old car with only 68000 miles. That should not happen.

- Anoka, MN, USA

problem #5

Mar 112015


  • 13,280 miles
Driving on interstate at approx. 65 mph. Steering started feeling a little "soft" and then immediately started feeling "notchy" and the dashboard annunciator panel started giving warnings "power steering failure" "steering will be difficult", "scbs needs inspection", "fow needs inspection". the traction control system (tcs)/ dynamic stability control (dsc) indicator in the tachometer display area lit up and stayed illuminated (I believe that indicates a tcs/dsc malfunction). We were about 2 miles to the interstate exit and another 3 miles to our home so we drove at reduced speed to exit and then to home. Car would occasionally try to jerk to the side, occasionally require significant extra force (intermittently) to steer, occasionally only needed "normal" amount of effort to steer, occasionally there would be a loud "growling" with a significant vibration that could be felt in the steering wheel.

- Dover, OH, USA

problem #4

Jan 132015


  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Mazda Mazda6. The contact stated that while making a left turn 10 mph, the steering wheel seized as the ABS warning light illuminated. As a result, the contact crashed into a curb and a light post. The contact sustained a neck, a back, and a nerve damage in the elbow that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 25,000.

- South Weber, UT, USA

problem #3

Jul 312014


  • 17,000 miles
The contact owned a 2014 Mazda 6. while driving approximately 15 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning. The failure caused the contact to crash into another vehicle. All of the air bags deployed except for the steering wheel air bag. The vehicle was destroyed and a police report was filed. The contact sustained back and neck pain, but no medical attention was needed. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 17,000.

- Oak Lawn, IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 042014


  • 15,200 miles
While turning corner steering unit locked and power steering failure and scbs failure lights. Almost hit a tree before I regained control of the steering wheel. Had car towed and dealer state no alarms where present and gave me back the car. While driving back home same failures happened. Back at the dealer and told again no warning lights on but they will keep it to test drive. I have taken pictures on the warning lights. The steering unit needs to be replaced this is a very dangerous driving condition.

- Chester, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 122013


  • 120 miles
The steering wheel column makes a vibrating noise when the car's driving on bumpy roads, sounded like something's loosen. I discovered it right after I picked up the car from the dealer lot when it had 115 miles. I went back to a Mazda dealer to report the problem and they said it is a common problem that they've seen before and Mazda had a solution for it. So they fixed it, but that was two weeks ago and now the steering wheel column is making the vibrating noise again.

- Austin, TX, USA