Remedy Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module and inspect and clean the canister vent line. Last year the Mazda6 was updated with new headlights, fog lights, and wheel designs. Finally, virtually all reviews mention that on hard acceleration, the four-banger can be unconscionably noisy, though all concede that it becomes fashionably mute at cruising speeds. Nor will it provide the most comfortable ride, although there are those that are worse. The 2012 Mazda6 won't let you down in any way with respect to seating comfort, cargo space, or ride quality.
It also features child safety seat anchors and tethers, and child safety rear door locks. Units Affected 155436 The redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Malibu and 2016 Kia Optima coming to the 2015 New York auto show are going to have some reinvigorated competition when they go on sale by the end of 2015. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. When the second-generation Mazda6 debuted in 2009, it was larger with bold new bodywork full of an attractive combination of curvy lines and sharp edges. I had to go get a state inspection to get oked to drive for Uber. While it has all the safety features you can expect to find in this class of car, its occupant protection crash-test ratings aren't at all impressive. Remedy Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will apply a thread locking adhesive to the door screws and retorque them, free of charge.
And for those used to the higher levels of road noise in some of Mazda's other vehicles, the 6 is surprisingly refined and quiet inside. It remains a little more conservative which some might appreciate from the front compared to other recently redesigned models like the Mazda3 and Mazda5. Tests found both the i and s Grand Touring trims to come to a stop from 60 mph in an average of 125 feet, just slightly farther than the class average. Top trim levels replace conventional analog gauges with electroluminescent units. It comes mated only to a six-speed automatic. New colors include: Steel Blue, Polished Slate, Autumn Bronze, White Platinum Pearl, and Fireglow Red.
If a web was found in the line, the fuel tank and check valve on canister vent line will be replaced. Mazda's number for this recall is 1317F. The rear seatback folds forward to a flat position, allowing more of a pass-through to the trunk than is typical, although the release itself can be a little hard to reach. In the affected vehicles, spiders may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent hose, blocking it and causing the fuel tank to have an excessive amount of negative pressure. What Owners Think Among the major issues that owners have with the 2012 Mazda6, the lazy 6-speed shiftable automatic that comes standard with V6-equipped trims results in dashing a few performance expectations. Those Mazda6 trims sporting the s designation pack a 3.
It has textured plastic and soft-touch surfaces accented by bright and matte metallic trim. I began driving Uber back in Oct '17. . After a string of shadowy teaser videos, Mazda has released a few official images of the new 6. The AutoAlliance plant builds the Ford Mustang while production of the third-generation Mazda6 has already begun in… And we thought we were going to have to wait until this fall — Mazda has officially taken the wraps off of the 2014 Mazda6.
The current-generation Mazda6 was introduced in 2009 and since has received yearly updates, along with a mild front-end refresh last year. Sport model with a 6-speed manual transmission is both practical and fun to drive. The 2012 Mazda6 is one of the best-packaged and fun-to-drive mid-size family-worthy sedans—one of the best-looking, too, we think—but it's a shame that it never even makes it on most shopping lists. I'm retired and travelling the country in a 34' motor home. Mazda's number for this recall is 1317F. Kona Blue, Comet Gray, Black Cherry, Techno White Pearl, and Sangria Red have been eliminated. Front seats are well-formed and have soft cushions.
Although the release for the rear seatbacks is a little clunky, they fold forward to a flatter position than most, too. Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500. Though it's essentially the same size as the Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, and Honda Accord, the Mazda6 manages to appear a little leaner and more purposeful. Recall Date 2013-09-24 Description Mazda is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 Mazda6 vehicles manufactured February 4, 2008, through August 24, 2012. It's reasonably fuel-efficient not nearly as much as class leaders like the Hyundai Sonata though , and it feels perky whether you go with the six-speed manual or five-speed automatic.
Those expecting a serious sport sedan, or moving up from a Mazda3, might want things even tighter though. Finally, brakes in the Mazda6 are described by virtually all reviewers as strong and true, with no appreciable pedal glitches. Poorly placed controls, narrow seats and servicing issues, finally, round out the downside that many owners experience with this otherwise solid sedan. The base i Sport is followed in ascending order by the i Touring, i Touring Plus, i Grand Touring, s Touring Plus and the flagship s Grand Touring. There are a few, however, that beg to differ on the steering, arguing that it feels just a bit too friendly on the highway. Alas, in demonstrating average handling acumen, the somewhat stiffer suspension components habitually disallow any sort of posh in ride comfort, according to most reviewers.