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
Dec 10, 2003 (10:50 am)
It sounds like your fan's control unit is probably bad. This has been discussed quite a bit in the other forum and this is not an uncommon problem. Your dealer should be able to fix it. Here's the Mazda repair info:
ERRATIC OPERATION OF COOLING FANS
Model Starting S/N Ending S/N
2003 MAZDA6 00000000 ZZZZZZZZ
The customer may complain of the following: 1. A/C doesn't cool well. 2. Engine's cooling fans run all the time, even with the A/C in the "off" position. 3. Engine runs hot (overheat). Replace the Electric Fan Control Unit. It is mounted the top of the left fan shroud. The part number is AJ51-15-15Y.
#785 of 2862 brake pads
Dec 11, 2003 (7:51 am)
To the members of the squeaky brake club-
I had my local Midas shop install the Rotex pads today. So far so good. I have a very occasional "peep" of a squeal every now and then. It has been raining here hard for the past 24 hours-I would assume that the pads are more likely to squeal in wet weather.
Does anyone know if the new pads get louder or quiter as they break in? Midas told me that they may squeal a bit until they're broken in.
I'll keep everyone posted as the miles pile up.
#786 of 2862 I think Mazda is telling the truth
Dec 11, 2003 (11:18 am)
regarding the source of the stain. I personally looked at couple and they did not look, let alone feel by touch like dry surface rust.
I advise everybody who has them to wipe it off, before it becomes a permanent feature on your car.
why would you like to inflict this pain on your own beloved car? I had 2 spots 2 months ago. I wiped them off and has never returned, even after snow and rains.
what does that say?
Dec 11, 2003 (12:45 pm)
I still haven't seen from anyone, on this board or "the other board", definitive proof that it is, in fact, rust. It looks like it to me -- but is it really? No one can seem to provide the answer. You would think after all these weeks and months since this issue surfaced someone could provide proof that the staining is rust...
Dec 11, 2003 (2:39 pm)
If you give me about $2,000 I can give you a definitive answer. Or you can come look at my car and see the cracking and flaking paint. But, mine is not your typical staining pattern... it doesn't rain enough here to flush it out into the visible areas. And, mine is not isolated to the TSB area either.
Dec 11, 2003 (3:40 pm)
I don't own a 6, but currently drive a 1995 Accord. When my car was just a few months old, I noticed what appeared to be rust around the drainage holes in the trunklid. I started to panic, but found I could wipe off the stains that were there. They have never returned. I only post this to show that likely a lot of cars have staining. I do believe that some really have rust problems on the 6, while others only have staining. Mazda's TSB resolution should satisfy some, but not those with major rust.