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You are in the Mazda6
What is this discussion about?
Mazda MAZDA6, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
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Dec 31, 2003 (7:54 am)
I posted several details about the recall in the Mazda6 topic. Many owners have complained of a fuel odor inside the vehicle. The recall is to inspect all 2003 Mazda6's (all 2004's in Canada) for incorrectly installed seals above the fuel tank, just below the rear seat. Mazda has found that some of the seals were installed incorrectly and could allow gasoline fumes to exit the fuel tank and enter the passenger compartment. In the recall text, Mazda does state that there is the possibility of a fire, but thankfully nobody has experienced that. The recall notices are being mailed out on January 15th. Most dealers will not perform the recall until you have the notice in hand. If the car requires repairs, dealers have to order the part(s) and should receive them overnight if ordered early enough.
#845 of 2861 Turn Signal Problem too...
Jan 01, 2004 (12:15 pm)
I have had the same problem with my turn signal. Turning right the signal would blink really fast. It was cold outside and the car was just started. After signaling left the turn signal blinked correctly in both directions. My Mazda 6s only has 200 miles on it. Anyone else with this problem?
Jan 01, 2004 (12:31 pm)
I noticed that exact problem on a Mazda6 I test drove, but it was the left one that blinked fast at first.
#847 of 2861 stain on 2-03 build date
Jan 02, 2004 (5:58 am)
Test drove a 6s on Wednesday, white, with pretty severe stain on driver's door and also on rear doors. Build date was last February. Salesman and sales manager denied any knowledge of the staining issue.
Between the stain and fuel issues, me thinks I will look elsewhere for transportation.
#848 of 2861 rust/stain
Jan 02, 2004 (7:16 am)
Went to the Washington DC auto show on wednesday and there was a couple little spots of discoloration on the driver's side doorof one of the 6's on display. I told one of the salesmen who was very surprised when he saw it, especially sine he owns a 6.
I find it comical that they wouldn't check the cars they are displaying at an auto show. There were a whole bunch of people around when I was showing the rusting to the salesmen.
#849 of 2861 Click sound when turning right
Jan 05, 2004 (2:58 pm)
Think I am on to it. If I use the turn signal then I generally here a CLICK sound above the normal turning signal sound. If I do not use the turn signal, I was able to make a lot of turns and have not heard the sound.
I know, just don't signal.
Well, I am taking it in Thursday for a few things, this and the brakes sqaual and the automatic shift nob squakes when moving it from drive to park like it is rubbing. And paneling on passenger side in rear is popped out out just a bit. Sounds like body shop.
#850 of 2861 turn signal problem
Jan 05, 2004 (9:21 pm)
new car with 200 miles on it.
Drove home with right directional signal problem. Acts as if right front is burned out but starts working correctly after using left turn
signal. After car is shutoff and restarted
problem starts all over again
Evidently is a new problem that is just now
starting to show up. build date of car is
Jan 05, 2004 (11:30 pm)
I saw the same thing on a car I test drove, but it was the left side.
Is there an echo in here?
#852 of 2861 Turn signal problems...
Jan 06, 2004 (8:32 am)
Take them back to the dealership and get them into service. If they can't replicate the problem (they never can), make sure it is recorded in the car's history. Take it back the next day. If they still can't replicate it, call Mazda's 1-800 number. Take it back in. If they still can't replicate the problem, start talking Lemon Law and perhaps consult with a Lemon Law attorney. This is a safety related issue and most states only require two attempts to repair before it qualifies as a lemon. If they still can't repair, start lemon law proceedings. Mazda is certainly not new to the process, especially with the 6.
Jan 06, 2004 (6:37 pm)
I had somewhat known about the rust issue. On ZoomZoom website there was some bulletin issued to the dealers that it only affected certain VINs. In the bulletin, it claimed that it is due to some soapy solution, and the issue had been since addressed, and it affects cars within a specified vin range.
My car is not within this VIN range. (Built 05/2003), but it is till has the rust/stain problem. In addition, my steering wheel seems to drift to the right. It only has 200+ miles in the odometer. Very frustrating.