Turns out the new Mazda6 is not all sweetness and light. It’s only been around for a few months and nobody has a bad thing to say about it. But a recent development may put a question mark over the car’s reliability. Mazda has announced a global recall of more than 15,000 Mazda6 models due an electrical issue that can lead to fire.
In fairness though, it is not Mazda’s fault, but the supplier who provided them with a faulty current convertor that’s located under the front passenger’s seat. This unit can easily overheat, and even though chances of it actually starting a fire are slim, Mazda’s attitude toward problems like this is better safe than sorry.
If they were Italian, they’d probably let a couple of cars burn to the ground before bothering with a recall. This recall is not enough reason to gloss over all the good things about Mazda6, especially its superior handling and driving fun compared to the rivals.
Mazda will notify the owners of the new 6 and arrange an appointment for them to visit the nearest dealership and have the faulty part replaced free of charge. They will also provide a courtesy car while your 6 is being fixed.