Last post on Dec 11, 2013 at 11:48 AM
You are in the Mazda6
What is this discussion about?
Mazda MAZDA6, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#2244 of 2862 SEVERE PULLING
Dec 31, 2006 (7:10 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 2862 Re: SEVERE PULLING [pamabla]
Dec 31, 2006 (9:32 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 2862 Re: Crying Over Spilled Milk [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 02, 2007 (7:34 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 2862 Re: Crying Over Spilled Milk [christan]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 02, 2007 (12:03 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 2862 Re: Crying Over Spilled Milk [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 02, 2007 (4:01 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 2862 Bike Racks with Spoilers
Jan 02, 2007 (6:47 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 2862 Re: Bike Racks with Spoilers [janellekay1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 03, 2007 (9:26 am)
You might have to work with one of those trailer-hitch type racks.
#2251 of 2862 Re: Crying Over Spilled Milk [christan]
Jan 03, 2007 (9:27 pm)
I recommend saturating the affected carpet area with "ConSan Triple Action 20" This kills the bacteria causing the odor. It can be found at Lowes and/or Home Depot. Follow instructions and check for color fastness.
#2252 of 2862 Re: Crying Over Spilled Milk [jtkrush]
Jan 04, 2007 (12:10 pm)
What about Febreeze Auto Cleaner? I've been spraying that on the upholstery, and letting a Yankee Candle air freshener (vanilla) cover the smell for a couple of days. It's hard to tell if it's working, although Febreeze is an "odor absorber" -- that should be what I need. Right now, though, the car smells ... Febreeze-y.
As for the carpet, it doesn't smell. I've put my nose right up to it. And I believe the cleaner's account. He told me he pulled the rug, cleaned it, replaced the saturated padding underneath, and still had to use warm water to break up and extract congealed milk in the flooring of the vehicle!
All in all, I feel like he did good work. The smell has dissipated considerably. He suggested just letting the car air out for a day or two, but with the colder temperatures, and no garage at my home, that's difficult for now.
#2253 of 2862 Re: Temp Sensor [geodosch]
Jan 05, 2007 (2:59 pm)
Here's another problem with the ACC...
I'll set the ACC to 72 to get cold air. It works great as I'm driving. However, sometimes, when I come to a stop, the ACC will blow HOT air. Once I start driving again the air gets cold again. The dealer says I need to spend $56 on a cabin air filter to fix the problem. I think this is BS because I only have 14,000 miles on the car and the filter can't possible need to be replaced. And why would that cause this type of issue anyway? Does anyone know what might cause this...or have any suggestions?