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#2082 of 2226 Re: Drove the 2009 Mazda6 V6 Grand Touring [sedmund]
Sep 29, 2009 (2:25 pm)
Hi, I have a 2009 Mazda6 iGT, currently 13k miles and bought in Nov 2008. I experienced gas pedal vibration last Wednesday night when I was going 60-65 miles on Hwy, it lasted about 2-3 mins. When I released the gas pedal, my speed didn't reduce and car became very noisy. RPM stayed 2000-2500 I think. The next day morning on the way to work, I heard a very loud "bam", "clunk" from my car. I thought I was hit by some flying object, but when I arrived work, couldn't find any damage anywhere. I googled it and scheduled warranty service for this morning since I had to be out of town for a few days. I went in for service this morning, just now the service advisor called and said they could not duplicate any problem and could not find anything faulty. I am very upset and scared. I told them oh did you check this and that I found online, they said they can't because it's not my model but CX-7 and Hummer H3. Then I said, how about the "accelerator linkage" my cousin suggested, they said oh no, it doesn't indicate its the cause so if they open it up, Mazda will probably not cover the warranty! I did not understand why they said that, they are the authorized dealer! Any advice is highly appreciated!
Oct 02, 2009 (5:49 am)
While I was at the mazda dealership for an oil change, I was looking around the new Mazda3's. I noticed that they have a thick firewall (gray fire retardant layer similar to the one on the inside of the hood).
My 2009 Mazda6 seems to have nothing in the center firewall area, only small pieces on the side. I am wondering if it is correct this way or if they forgot to install it while the car was being built. Can someone with the 4 Cyl 2009 mazda6 please check their firewall area and let me know. Thanks
#2084 of 2226 Re: Drove the 2009 Mazda6 V6 Grand Touring [mazda6hyy]
Oct 02, 2009 (5:51 am)
Sounds to me like a transmission issue. I remember having a similar issue with a rental Ford Focus while driving from LA to Las Vegas. The car went crazy and started accelerating on its own even though my foot was off the gas pedal, then the engine light came on, and it would only shift into second gear.
#2085 of 2226 Re: Drove the 2009 Mazda6 V6 Grand Touring [jkobty2]
Oct 09, 2009 (1:11 pm)
Thanks. I think so too. But dealer (Oaktree) claimed they test drove and checked entire car, but couldn't duplicate the problem and everything looks great after the examination. Honestly, I've been driving the car for 10+ months, 13k+ miles, I am certain it behaved erotically those 2 times. Although I purchase extended warranty (Up to 5 yr, 75k mi), if they can't really pinpoint the problem, really not much benefit from getting the extended warranty. Oh well, I have swapped the car with hubby ever since and he has not experienced anything wrong with it. Let's pray the problem will never show up again!! (After all, SAFETY is most important, $$ second.) I've been telling everyone how great this car is and I visited auto.yahoo.com every now and then to see other peoples reviews. Mostly satisfied happy owners and I "used to be" one of them......
#2086 of 2226 Re: Drove the 2009 Mazda6 V6 Grand Touring [mazda6hyy]
Oct 09, 2009 (5:29 pm)
I've been driving the car for 10+ months, 13k+ miles, I am certain it behaved erotically those 2 times.
Only twice in 10 months, that's sad.
#2087 of 2226 Re: Drove the 2009 Mazda6 V6 Grand Touring [jeffyscott]
Oct 09, 2009 (6:51 pm)
There's just so much material here, I'm not sure where to start.
It is a Mazda 6, known for its...
Stick shift? Firm handling? Zoom Zooms? A big trunk?
#2088 of 2226 Re: Drove the 2009 Mazda6 V6 Grand Touring [mazda6hyy]
Oct 13, 2009 (2:06 pm)
Erotically...Mis-used the word. Meant to say it has ERROR.
Can someone tell me how to edit my previous posting? Thanks.........
#2089 of 2226 C'mon boys
Oct 13, 2009 (2:57 pm)
Making fun of a new member is certainly not the community thing to do. Obviously he meant erratically. As it happens, his first language is not English and it's an understandable mistake; the two words sound very similar.
Do either of you have anything helpful to offer? Or perhaps an apology?