Mazda6 Recalled Over Power Steering Issues

Mazda has announced a recall of over 60,000 Mazda6 sedans due to a wiring issue with the power steering and airbags.

According to a recall notice published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there is “excessive weld spatter” on the front passenger seat frame. Due to this weld spatter, there’s a possibility that the occupant classification sensor wire harness may contact the weld spatter over time.

Eventually, this could lead to a short-circuit of the harness, triggering multiple warning lights on the instrument cluster and potentially a loss of power steering and the deactivation of the airbags.

Mazda6 vehicles involved in the recall were constructed between November 3, 2014 and December 9, 2015. There have been no reports of loss of control, accidents or injuries related to the issue.

To fix the problem, Mazda will notify all affected owners on September 29 and attach a protective pad on the seat frame. If the harness has already been damaged, they will apply insulating tape to avoid further wear.



  • BGM

    This is nothing to worry about! When the driver loses control and is about to smash into you at 60mph you can see his Mazda coming by the high glare, blinding, high beam DRLs they all sport!

  • Michelin

    Top quality rating by Customer Report ….. LOL !!!

This Shed Is Probably Faster Than Your Car – Wait, What?

The small building on wheels started life as a Volkswagen Passat and is powered by an Audi RS4 V8 engine.

Land Rover Defender Flying Huntsman 6×6 Goes For Almost $300K!

Apart from the extra axle, this Defender features a pickup truck conversion and a ‘Vette-sourced, 430 HP V8.

This Is How The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class May Look Like

The revamped S-Class will feature taillights similar to the current CLS, but the rest of its design is, right now, just speculation.

Black Honda S2000 Club Racer Is Very Rare, Desirable, And Relatively Affordable

The CR uses the same 237 HP naturally aspirated four as the regular S2K, but sports some chassis and bodywork mods.

Is Porsche Understating The New 911 Carrera S’ Power Figures?

Officially, the twin-turbo flat-six churns out a very respectable 443 HP, but in reality, that number could be closer to 480 HP.

Pay $20 For A Chance To Win A 2020 Toyota Supra And Support A Good Cause

Money raised from this Supra Launch Edition raffle will benefit a children’s hospital.

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Meets 991 GT2 RS, 997 GT3 RS For A Tire-Slaying Fest

How does the new 718 Cayman GT4 compare to two of the finest 911s Porsche’s GT division has ever created?.

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA: Mini CLS Or Sleeker Alternative To The A-Class?

The new CLA is a good daily driver and a quality item, so if you don’t mind the cramped back seat, go for it.

It’ll Cost You $26k To Make Your Vantage Look Like This, Get An Extra 90 Horses

While the price does seem steep, bear in mind that this is a $150k Aston, and the list consists of quite a few upgrades.

Suzuki Jimny Shows Its Off-Roading Prowess Against A Triumph Scrambler

With a mere 101 HP, power is not the Jimny’s strong suit. It’s off-road capabilities, though, are, but do they suffice against the Triumph?.