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#2692 of 2861 Re: Interior of Driver Side Window Wet [bear26]
Nov 21, 2011 (7:40 pm)
Hello, having a similar problem on my 3 mo old lease ('11 Mazda6). Since a week after delivery, I have found this film like build up on my windows. It looks like someone has been chain smoking in it.... BTW non-smoker here. I clean the windows two or three times a week. This makes smudges and at night it is EXTREMELY glaring and hard to see. It is almost oily and never comes off, just moves around. The substance is on all six windows... When the windows are put down, which is often, then put back up, it almost carves into the film. It makes the window look like a giant barcode from the back of the package. When I get in the car in the morning I can see condensation or frost on the inside of the windows. Last week I had to scrape both the inside AND the outside of the window due to frost.
PLEASE HELP... I do not want to have an accident because of low visibility!
#2693 of 2861 Re: Interior of Driver Side Window Wet [mazda11guy]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 22, 2011 (6:49 am)
Well i would say you either have a water leak that has soaked underneath your carpeting (and you haven't noticed it) or you have a heater core leak.
#2694 of 2861 Re: Interior of Driver Side Window Wet [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 22, 2011 (9:18 pm)
Thank you for the ideas... Do you know how I may test these issues? My dealer always threatens that it will be 129 dollars for a diagnostic if it is not going to fall under the warranty. I cant afford that... I also must note under the symptoms, when the car is in motion especially at high speed (windows rolled up) I get a hefty breeze from the vents when it is put on the out-side fresh air selection, even though it is on the zero. The only way to stop this is to put it on the in-cabin air selection.
#2695 of 2861 Re: Interior of Driver Side Window Wet [mazda11guy]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 22, 2011 (9:55 pm)
Well you can test for wet carpeting by hand....and for a leaking heater core by sliding your hand under or around the area where the hot air comes out on the floor, on either side of the console as it meets the dash. You won't get any trouble codes for a leaking heater core so a diagnostic is of no use to you.
Also, if you have a friend experience with tinkering with cars, ask to borrow their nose---a leaking heater core would have a distinct odor of coolant.
#2696 of 2861 Brake rotor warping
Dec 02, 2011 (10:20 am)
After 10k miles and about 6 months of ownership, the brake started pulsating. I finally bring it in at 16k miles, and I'm told that the front rotor is warped (big suprise...). So, should I expect to have front rotors warp that quickly? I have some stop and go traffic, but it's mostly highway. This is really too bad, because the car is great otherwise.
#2697 of 2861 2011 Mazda6 ... Lemon? Electrical Issues
Dec 29, 2011 (10:09 am)
I am six months into my lease of a brand new 2011 Mazda6, Leased from and serviced in Michigan. The car has 11,5XX miles. I have been into the dealer more than four times. When I first test drove the car it had 8 Miles on it. When I came back a week later in had 78 miles on it. (Took a week, was not my first choice. was looking at the Mazda3) I only first test drove that particular car so I could get the feel for the manual trans. It was the only manual in the state at the time to test. The dealer was more than happy to put the starting mileage at 198 miles in the paper work. Odd?... Before the first oil change I had already been in for an alignment and the first electrical issue. The airbag, check engine, and seat belt light were flashing. I stopped and shut the car off immediately. When I got it to the dealer the couldn't duplicate the problem. They said if it happened to drive it in and don't shut the car off. So, they wanted my to drive the car with the chance of it having no working airbags? Anyway it did happen again, this time i got my phone and recorded it! It was at night after dealer hours so i couldn't drive it in. When I got it in the next morning the service man told me he didn't want to see the video. Then the next day they called to tell me no luck with duplicating the problem. I again told them that they were not interested in seeing the video I had captured of its electrical fit. The second time the lights the came on were, the check engine, air bag, 2 of the traction control lights and the washer fluid light. Both times there were no codes found for the check engine lights coming on. Just over a week later I was completely unaware of what was happening until I was pulled over and ticketed. The officer pulled me out of the car took me around the back. It was 11 o'clock at night, I was on my way home (in the country). I had no rear running lights aside from the license plate light. I was given a ticket that could amount to $500 in fines if it was not fixed in one week. I then made the third trip for the electrical fourth in total back to the dealer and left the car for three days and wasn't offered a loaner or help with a rental. I rented a car and they would not reimburse for it or the ticket. I had to replace the bulbs before the officer would let me drive home so he followed my down the road to a store that was open so I could get the bulbs. Then again the dealer could not make the bulbs burn out like before. I did however make another video with my phone having no tail lights before replacing the bulbs. The dealer again didn't want to see the video. I asked if it would help diagnose the problem to watch them and they said no.
I now have the two videos, service records for four visits, rental car bills, and of course now this ticket.
Suggestions?!?! ... PLEASE HELP!!!
#2698 of 2861 Re: 2011 Mazda6 ... Lemon? Electrical Issues [mazda11guy]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 02, 2012 (2:10 pm)
1. another dealer
2. start the Lemon Law action
3. Call Mazda customer service and insist on a factory technician coming to the dealership or you'll definitely start #2.
#2699 of 2861 Re: Weired smell [go2nate]
Mar 21, 2012 (12:36 pm)
I just spent $1740 to replace the blower motor on the Mazda 6. this car is a real piece of $#%^. The reason the motor burnt out was because leaves got caught behind the cabin air filter. This seems to be a design flaw if leaves can enter the ventilation system. I would never buy a Mazda again. Stick with Toyota or Honda
#2700 of 2861 Re: Weired smell [mazda_sucks]
Mar 21, 2012 (12:45 pm)
What year and model is your car? Have you replaced the air filter yourself, or did the dealer do so? How did the leaves enter into the ventilation system?
#2701 of 2861 Car won't start
Apr 28, 2012 (6:03 pm)
I purchased a new 2010 Mazda 6 in May of 2010. In August of 2010 I went out to start the car and it wouldn't start. I had the car towed to the Mazda dealership where I purchased it. They could not find anything wrong with it. A few days later the same thing happened, this time the tow truck driver tried to start it before taking it in and it wouldn't start for him either. The dealership thought it might have something to do with the fuel pump, so they replaced it. About a month later it would not start again, had it towed. This time the dealership said it started fine for them, but they would keep it for a few days to see if it did it again, and actually let me have a rental car. Again they said they couldn't find anything wrong with it. That was in October of 2010. I had no problems with it again until June of 2011 when it started doing the same thing again. I was on vacation in another state and was stranded. I thought that maybe shaking the car would get it to start, seeing how it always started after being towed. Amazingly it worked! Had to do this 3 times before I was able to take it back to the dealership. Again they found nothing wrong. Finally it happened when my son-in-law was going to drive it. The shaking thing didn't work, but he unhooked the battery cable, waited a couple of minutes and hooked it back up and it started. Back at the dealership I told them about this and they said they thought it was a loose ignition wire. I picked the car up, drove it to the store, came out and it wouldn't start. Called the dealership and they said they had done everything they could and they would contact Mazda. That was in the fall of 2011. The car was fine over the winter. Now in the past 3 days it has done it 4 times. Each time I have to unhook the battery cable, wait a few minutes then hook it back up. I think it is really odd that this problem only occurs when the temperature outside is above 80. I never heard anything back from the dealership, but I will be seeing them on Monday. Has anyone else had this problem?