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#2708 of 2861 are nuts enough support for the tires?
Jul 26, 2012 (10:18 am)
I rotated my tires on my 2009 Mazda6. I noticed that the rims are not supported by any protruding part of the axle as in most cars. They basically fit flat on the axle with nothing to support them but the nuts and the screws coming out of the hub. Is this enough, or did I miss something when I was putting them back on.
#2709 of 2861 Re: battery problems/09 Mazda 6 [tammier]
Dec 25, 2012 (11:53 am)
2009, it's time for a new battery.
Mazda does have a small discharge as you'll notice something flashing on your dash. 5 days is a long time without starting. Your battery should also be wrapped in insulation to keep the heat off and keep the cold off. I also installed a small 120 ma solar panel on mine (mounted to visor). Between the 2 it has been working great. I also suggest adding extra ground wires from the negative terminal of the battery to the following: engine block, car body, tranny (if automatic), throttle body. Mazda original wires are minimal.
#2710 of 2861 Auxiliary Input Issue
Jan 12, 2013 (6:02 pm)
I have a 2009 Mazda 6I Grand Touring edition and I am experiencing issues with the auxiliary input. When I select AUX, it tries to switch over but almost immediately goes to FM instead. I have my tablet connected and consistently use it to play music. (I don't really use the BT connection because it drops at times without warning and will take a minute or two to reconnect whereas the AUX connection is far more stable.) It used to happen very sporadically and when I called customer service I was told to restart the car but was never given an explanation why this was happening. Restarting the car does fix the problem but its happening with greater frequency and its an inconvenience if I'm already on the expressway when I notice the problem. Does anyone have any idea why this is happening and how I can fix it? I'm over 93k miles so its not covered under the warranty.
#2711 of 2861 2014 Mazda6
Feb 04, 2013 (12:20 pm)
Took a test drive of the Grand Touring this weekend. First time in a Mazda as I'm basically an Accord guy. The salesman mentioned that there is "no scheduled service" required. I believe he was referring to the 30,60,90k schedule of most mfgrs.
How can that be?
Feb 13, 2013 (8:11 pm)
I've driven two models of the 2014 Mazda 6 along with others in this segment.
While asking a woman at my office about her Nissan Altima 2.5 I mentioned the 2014 Mazda 6. She laughed and told me of her Husbandís Mazda that started rusting out a few years after they bought it. Now it has holes all over it.
I research Mazda's rusting on the web and it is wide spread across the model line and not just the old Protege's either. Read the reviews and find hundreds of owners who say Mazda did not fix the rust issues and they will never buy another one.
Mazda forums say to have your car rust proofed every year if you live in the salt belt.
Damn shame about the 2014 Mazda 6 as I would buy this car on every other merit.
Feb 28, 2013 (8:27 pm)
Well the 626 was over 10 years old and has 200,000 miles on it. Yes thay issues with the Mazda 3's but have long since addressed corrosion issues.
#2714 of 2861 Re: Rust on older models [tundradweller1]
Mar 10, 2013 (5:04 am)
I' have researched this quite a bit and you are correct there are no lomger rust issues with later models. Being a former GM guy and living in the great white north (salt belt) this is a genuine concern.
#2715 of 2861 Mazda6 Care and Maintenance
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Dec 25, 2012 (11:43 am)
Every Tuesday 6-7pm PT/9-10pm ET
Jan 07, 2003 (11:38 am)
Washed it on Saturday.
Jan 07, 2003 (1:16 pm)
is on a roll!