The Mazda6 provides a sporty alternative to the conventional humdrum midsized sedan. A coupe-like silhouette stands out with eye-catching looks. You probably won't be bored driving the car, either. Quick, responsive steering contributes to agile handling. But the 6 isn't all about flash.
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There is 1 recall on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2016 Mazda 6 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Every now and then, when I put the car in reverse, the backup camera display does not come on. I suspect it's not the camera itself because when I turn the car off and leave it for awhile, the backup camera display works. I suspect a software problem but according to dealership service there are no known problems in this area"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"What can I say? It just freezes up and stays that way until it decides not to. Turning the car off and back on makes no difference"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Normally occurs after starting the car. Display screen goes blank"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Two problems: 1. Had the display screen freeze. Appeared to be fixed by software update by dealer. 2. Heads-up display for digital speedometer occasionally fails to rise. Dealer has been unable to fix this problem"

Jeremy K., NM (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"In addition to the backup camera display problem, the screen itself sometimes locks up for no apparent reason. If I turn the car off and leave it off for awhile, the problem goes away. It's probably a software glitch"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Freezes and then crashes. The system reboots 3-5 times before it becomes stable again."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The display occasionally freezes up for an unknown reason rendering many features, most importantly the back-up camera, useless. The dealer has been unable to fix this. There is no reset button and I have to shut off the ignition for about 20 minutes to resolve the problem when I restart the car. I suspect a software bug."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Please see prior description of problem with music interface."

David C., VA (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"The display screen would not show anything. No radio, back-up, or any of the other features, ie radio navigation, direction etc."

Don A., MN (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Screen goes blank while driving in cold weather."

Raymond M., NY (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Pandora buffers. Did not do this when new."

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Bluetooth system pairs phone (I phone 7S) well and phone features work well but rarely if ever have I been able to play music using the phone and bluetooth. However the phone plays music well using the plug in aux, but often the screen will freeze and have to reboot. I tried rebooting the entire system which did advised by Mazda to do which did not work. Mazda recommended having the system flashed with an update, but have not had a chance to do so, mainly because the dealership that sold me the car is no longer an authorized service/warranty dealer for Mazda."

David C., VA (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Hardware replacement

"The screen looked like it was cracked, causing spider web looking crack across the screen. The "cracks" were internal, and the dealership confirm it was not operator error, or damage by us. They said it was a known problem. It took me writing to Mazda to get the dealership to replace the screen free of charged. Which the dealership eventually did after about two months of calls and letter writing."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Stop working. Stuck on Texas address we live in Maryland"

Anonymous, MD (2016 Mazda 6 Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Notwithstanding that the maps are updated (supposedly) by the dealer when I bring the car in for oil changes, etc., the directions are often faulty (e.g., get off at highway exits that have been closed for years and long routes through side streets even though the faster highway option was selected).)"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Seems like when they update the Navigation system, you have to go to dealer to make it compatible again."

Karen F., FL (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"does not accept destination inputs as it should"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Frequently goes way off course. Also, says it must recalculate route when we are on the correct route."

Anonymous, ME (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Bluetooth cuts out when using Pandora despite updates on phone and to system by dealer"

Anonymous, NH (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"repeated problems with Bluetooth pairing requiring system resets - hassle because it means reprogramming radio each time"

Jennifer S., PA (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"Favorite radio stations keep getting wiped out"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"lost all of my preset channels-a new chip had to be installed"

Sheldon M., NJ (2016 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Routine software updates

"after warranty ends they want to charge for standard updates which is something that should be free since it can't update by itself"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Speakers

"My car came with BOSE premium sound system. The front speakers started to create a rattling sound. I have researched service bulletins online and determined the issue. I removed the door panels and removed the speakers, fixed the issue with glue and remounted it. The problem resolved."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Audio from speakers is poor quality, likely defective"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel controls

"When I using adaptive cruise control, increasing speed button doesn't work. Even off and on again it didn't work."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"Really long waits from the moment you press the voice control button until the computer asks for your request. Audio often cuts off randomly."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Coverings for access points came off or were removed"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Front door gasket required replacement 2 times in 3 years"

Anonymous, NH (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Seal around passenger front door tore"

Anonymous, NE (2016 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The coating of paint is thin. A rock or other object hitting the vehicle will result in paint being removed to the metal. The rims were painted with a graphite which has peeled and flaked off"

Anonymous, AR (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Flaking on hood"

Mark F., IL (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint on all four wheels started to peel The Dealer needed to have them completely refinished"

Anonymous, MD (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Chipping and peeling in areas not under any traffic stress. The wheel rims are all cracking and peeling off"

Jose M., PA (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The gun metal coating on the wheel rims has chipped and peeled at about 90K miles"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The finish on the wheels was peeling off. The wheels were replaced under warranty."

Kenneth C., VA (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Small paint chips, especially on the front of the car, reveal black spots which are conspicuous as the car is painted white. I find an inordinate amount of small paint chips on the front."

Guy C., MB (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Car is white. Have several black spots on the front bumper after only 66,666 km with nearly all driving on city streets or highways. Very evident when spots show black on a white car."

Anonymous, MB (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"leatherette in steering wheel faded"

Anonymous, (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is very thin and soft. Easily marked up, easy to scratch. Much poorer quality paint than my last Mazda 6"

Martin G., CA (2016 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"My black wheels all peeled"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat on all four wheels peeled off. Wheels were replaced by Mazda at no cost."

Denver M., LA (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The finish on all the wheels started peeling. All four wheels were replaced under warranty."

Charles B., MI (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem is an issue with the coating on rims"

Brian C., OH (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The only problem was with the paint on the wheels. It is a dark gray paint that was severely peeling. Mazda said the 2016 Mazda 6 vehicles had defective paint for that year. They replaced all my wheels under the warranty."

Josh V., PA (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is too weak."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"clear coat chips off the wheels. It was covered under a recall. I've had two sets put on"

Anonymous, KY (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"After last winter, one or both caliper pins for each wheel's caliper were frozen inside the specific caliper boot(s). Also, from the factory, the brake pad sides were not filed so that they did not slide smoothly going forward and releasing back from the rotors"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"expense to replace brakes and rotors"

Anonymous, ME (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"We didn't experience any change in operation. The regular wear was identified through routine service checkup."

Anonymous, MB (2016 Mazda 6 Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"Parking brake is supposed to turn off when you put the car in drive and hit the gas but sometimes it doesn't work. I just stopped using it because my girlfriend would always forget to turn it off manually."

Raymond M., NY (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Both front and rear pads were replaced due to uneven wear on separate occasions"

David J., MA (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake linings should have lasted longer."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brakes showed premature wear on the pads, requiring rotor replacement along with new pads. This occurred roughly three years after purchase. In contrast, the front brakes are still within their serviceable lifespan. Brakes were repaired with no further issues in the time since."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaed front brakes with less than 24K"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"brakes wore out at 20000 miles. front brakes."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"expense for replacement during brake job"

Anonymous, ME (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Warped rotor. Annoying. Expensive. May have be last year."

Anonymous, OR (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"After last winter, one or both caliper pins for the rear wheel calipers were frozen inside the caliper boots. This has caused slight grooves on the rear rotors and premature wear. The front rotors are fine and have no grooves"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The pads wore out & were replaced. The rotors haven't been replaced yet."

Anonymous, (2016 Mazda 6 Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Front rotors warped and were repaired."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Replaced by dealer. I was charged for part"

Anonymous, NE (2016 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Squeak heard in driver side doors at speeds over 60 MPH. Was amended under warranty by tightening some components in the door assembly"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Tensioner and belt needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes squeaks mostly when backing up Checked and are not worn told because of pads are non-asbestos"

Stanley P., NJ (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"The wind noise is very pronounced making normal conversation difficult and listening to the radio almost impossible."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"not sufficiently sound proofed"

James T., FL (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Heated or cooled seat controls

"they don't heat"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Mazda 6 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

"Squeaking lock mechanism. It still functioned, but replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - movement

"The release spring to the drop down back seat broke and had to be repaired by the dealer"

Anonymous, MD (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"the front seat became loose. the dealer said it was a broken linkage that holds the seat down. At first they wanted me to pay but I went up the chain and they did it under warranty. I considered it a major safety concern personally because they said it was a result of my having too much 'stuff' (empty drinks and papers) under my seat and when I moved the seat it broke loose. Too me that was ridiculous since if that's all it takes then what's going to happen in an accident. This is the only problem the car has had, I checked interior loose trim too because I didn't really know how to describe it. The only other issue was the clear that chips off the wheels which is a known issue and a recall, they have replaced two sets on my car."

Anonymous, KY (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - power

"problem started before I bought the car. Drivers power seat is noisy and responds slowly. Problem has not been resolved; mechanic says a new electric unit is needed."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Sunroof

"Sunroof exploded and blew out while driving on highway"

Anonymous, OK (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"At about 1000 miles the transmission went, they replaced it with a new one"

Jenny H., MA (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"When sifting from park to drive or releasing the brake after a full stop, it would take 3-5 seconds for the transmission to engage and start moving, and it did so with a harsh jerk, as if someone had rear-ended you, Dealer replaced the transmission under warranty. Still trying to get reimbursed for rental car (no loaners were available for 2 weeks)."

Anonymous, MD (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I was getting a noise when driving from stop. thought it was related to brakes but turned out to be transmission. I was told it was a problem they were having with my year and gave me a rental and ordered and replaced transmission with remanufactured. I asked for extended warrantee but was denied."

Scott E., WI (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Started at 45K miles, When shifting from Park to Drive, the engine would rev but clutch was not engaging. THen it would suddenly engage and cause a small lurch. Also when moving, if you place your foot on the accelerator or remove it the car would lurch and buck."

Anonymous, MD (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission had ongoing issues going into gear from purchase date. Numerous visits to dealer resulted in a TSB being performed with clutch replacement. This did not solve the issue. Repeated visits to dealer resulted in the transmission being rebuilt. There are still occurrences where it will not go into gear."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Clutch adjustment

"For a while it was difficult to get it into reverse or first. When I let up on the clutch I either had to race the engine or it jerked. Shifting was not as smooth as I'm used to. I started driving stick shift cars in 1965 and this is about the worse case I've had with the clutch."

Anonymous, (2016 Mazda 6 Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The clutch does not shift smoothly. Starting may even be somewhat jerky. I have shifted into reverse instead of 1st gear, Sometimes I'm going in 4th gear and then realize I should be in 6th gear."

Anonymous, MN (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"Slips when taking off from stop, hesitates for a period of time and then unexpectedly lunges in both drive and reverse when attempting to move forward from a dead stop, cuts out and slips while driving"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"During a cold start, a transmission error code was displayed in the gauge cluster. Owner's manual indicated it needed to be towed to avoid risk of damage. Per the dealer, a shift sensor failed but no damage was done to the transmission since I did not drive it was the code appeared. The part was under warranty and Mazda covered the cost of the tow as well as parts and labor."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Shocks or struts

"Shock leaking, but may have been caused from road hazzard."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

"Suspension issues involved a knocking sound when turning the steering. A number of suspension components were replaced. The knocking has returned a year later; have not had this investigated yet."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Slight vibration in left front wheel. Dealership diagnosed one bad wheel bearing; replaced under warranty."

William R., KY (2016 Mazda 6 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"After about a year of ownership I started to hear a whining sound when the A/C was running.The dealer replaced the serpentine belt tensioner, but the noise persists. I believe it's? a noisy bearing. The a/c always cools excellently, but the noise is very annoying.I plan to take the car to another dealer and insist that they correct the problem"

Anonymous, MD (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Very noisy compressor"

Wayne W., OH (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Gauges

"driver pop up display does not go all the way up now we have to manually move int to proper position"

Anonymous, MI (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"Ignition button turned red when pressed. Dashboard indicated keyless ignition fault. Dealer found the problem to be an internal fault in the car battery, causing an erroneous report to the ignition system of battery failure. Whatever that means."

Anonymous, MD (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"It has an incredible number of false positives, often alerting of a lane departure when the car is perfectly in the middle of the lane. This happens a lot in construction zones, which make some sense given old lanes may not be fully removed from the road, but it also happens on normal roads as well (most commonly when the sun reflects off of asphalt in certain ways)."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"Drain bolt overturned by dealer. The dealer repaired it."

Anonymous, NE (2016 Mazda 6 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Dealer was not accommodating"

Anonymous, (2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
SEATS
Aug 31 2017
If the wiring becomes damaged, there may be a loss of power steering assist and the deactivation of the passenger air bag, increasing the risk of a crash and the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2016 Mazda6 vehicles. Debris from the welding process during manufacturing of the front passenger seat frame may damage the occupant classification system (OCS) wiring.
What should you do:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will attach a protective pad on the seat frame. If the OCS harness is damaged, insulating tape will be applied to the harness. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began October 26, 2017. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 1517H.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V546000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 51943
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