Zoom-Zoom Recalls 29,000 2009 Mazda6

The paint hasn't dried yet on the 2009 Mazda6 and the Japanese automaker is now forced to recall nearly 29,000 models due to some faulty door handles. Although it may sound a bit funny at first glance, Mazda warns that such a problem could lead to death or injuries. According to a notification issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or if you prefer NHTSA, recalls have already started on February 13 and will continue in the next few months.

“Mazda is recalling 29,000 model year 2009 Mazda6. The outer door handles may stick which may prevent the door from latching. This situation may allow the door to open while the vehicle is in motion,” the aforementioned notification reads. “Driving the vehicle with the door unlatched could lead to an unbelted occupant being ejected and could result in death or injury.”

Obviously, dealers will inspect the car and replace the faulty parts, if needed, free of charge.

Mazda6 is a fairly new model on the market, with the second generation officially debuted in September 2007 at the Frankfurt Auto Show. the Japanese automaker upgraded the American version for model year 2009, improving both fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions. And speaking of the United States, Mazda also rolled out a sedan version of Mazda6 as it's well-known the fact that Americans are less interested in hatchbacks, with saloons recording the highest sales in this sector.

Mazda6 comes with several engine configurations, ranging between 1.8- and 2.5-liter, with the top 2.5-liter 16V variant developing a maximum power of 170 hp and a torque of 166.6 lb-ft. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds, while top speed is rated at 220 km/h.
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