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#2241 of 2858 2007 Mazda6 S GT Steering Pull
Dec 30, 2006 (8:50 pm)
I just purchased a 2007 Mazda 6 S Grand Touring with 18 inch wheels. While I was driving it home from the dealer I could feel the car pulling to the right and to the left at times. Also, twice while I was rolling to a stop on a side road the wheel jerked to the right as the car stopped. I went back and asked the dealership about this and asked them to make sure it was aligned properly. They said they did an alignment check and it was fine.
They told me that the reason the car is pulling is because of the 18 inch wheels. They said they hug the road and result in the pulling to the left and right when driving on uneven surfaces. Have other people had this problem with their Mazda 6's? I want to be sure that there is really nothing wrong before I wait to long.
It just seemed strange that the pulling is "normal" on a 27,000 dollar car. My last car was a 12,000 nissan sentra and that didnt pull on the same roads that I'm driving my mazda on.
Any advice, comments, suggestions, or people having a similar problem please respond. Thank you!
#2242 of 2858 Re: SEVERE PULLING TO THE RIGHT [gami74]
Dec 30, 2006 (8:57 pm)
Hi Gami, I just bought a 2007 Mazda 6 and I am also having the same problem. Is your car pulling hard to the right or is it more drifting to the right and left?
Also did you find the TSB?
#2243 of 2858 Re: SEVERE PULLING TO THE RIGHT [ceyda79]
Dec 30, 2006 (9:05 pm)
Have you or anyone on this thread had there situation resolved with the pulling? When I took my car back to the dealership the next day they told me it was normal because of the 18inch wheels. Can someone describe what their pulling is like so I can compare.
Let me know how everyone is handling this situation. Thanks.
#2244 of 2858 SEVERE PULLING
Dec 31, 2006 (8:10 am)
I purchased a 2006 Mazda6 Grand Touring with 18 inch wheels and have been having the same problem since I bought it in July of 06. Is your model the fully loaded, BOSE, leather...etc model? I had my car in the dealership the very next day after I picked it up for an alignment. They said it was all fixed. It still pulled. Then they said it was the Perelli tires and I had to contact a dealership for the tires, which I did. The tire dealership said the tires were fine. Then the Mazda Dealership had my car for 3 weeks trying to figure out what was wrong with it. They said it was in the suspension and that it was fixed. My car still pulls. I have contacted my attorney and plan on pursuing the lemon law against Mazda. I am not paying for a car that pulls to the right as bad as mine does. NO WAY! I also had my check engine light come on after only 8k miles. I took it to the dealership and they said my ignition coil was worn. WORN? Geeze, I don't want to keep this car any longer to see what happens at 20k. Regardless of it is a recall, they have ONE chance to get the steering right under the Lemon Law, once that chance is up, as a consumer you have the right to sue the Corporation. Look it up.
#2245 of 2858 Re: SEVERE PULLING [pamabla]
Dec 31, 2006 (10:32 am)
Yes Pamabla, My mazda 6 is fully loaded with the leather,Bose, etc. I was reading a another post either on here or some other forum where someone said it was the 18 inch wheels causing the pulling problem. He said when he switched them and put on 16's it was much better. Have you heard anything like that?
#2246 of 2858 Re: Crying Over Spilled Milk [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 02, 2007 (8:34 am)
You made me feel better over the holiday, Mr. Shiftright.
However, the New Year brings me back to an ugly reality: The carpet has been cleaned, and, I'm informed, the milk smell is no longer in the carpet. Unfortunately, the guy who did the work tells me the car itself still smells like milk -- an indication that the smell got into the fabric upholstery. He recommends some detailing work to get the smell out (he's just a carpet guy).
So, I'm thinking of taking it to a detailer, but not going all-in for the shampooing of the carpet, which doesn't need to be done at this point.
My question: How likely is it that this smell will actually come out? Should I just save my $180, or whatever, and learn to live with the hideous odor?
#2247 of 2858 Re: Crying Over Spilled Milk [christan]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 02, 2007 (1:03 pm)
I don't see as you have a choice...if he steams the upholstery, that should do it.
Why don't you get another nose in there, and see what they say about the smell...if it smells bad to them, and if it does, if they can identify where the smell is. I'm not buying the idea of the smell "getting into" the upholstery.
Was the carpet taken up completely?
#2248 of 2858 Re: Crying Over Spilled Milk [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 02, 2007 (5:01 pm)
I agree. I would have them steam clean the upholstery, because it can end up smelling pretty nasty when the hot weather comes.
Reminds me of that episode of Seinfeld with the smell he couldn't get rid of in his BMW. (just kidding)
#2249 of 2858 Bike Racks with Spoilers
Jan 02, 2007 (7:47 pm)
Hi- I have a 2007 Mazda6 i Touring. I got a great deal on the car, but unfortunately it had the rear wing spoiler as a factory installed option.
Does anyone have any recommendations of rear mount bike racks that will go under the rear wing spoiler?
#2250 of 2858 Re: Bike Racks with Spoilers [janellekay1]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 03, 2007 (10:26 am)
You might have to work with one of those trailer-hitch type racks.