Feds Probe 2009 Mazda 6 After Complaints of Doors Failing to Latch


  • 2009 Mazda 6 Picture

    2009 Mazda 6 Picture

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating an estimated 39,000 2009 Mazda 6 sedans after complaints about the doors failing to latch. | May 14, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • NHTSA is investigating an estimated 39,000 2009 Mazda 6 sedans after complaints about the doors failing to latch.
  • Federal safety regulators say they have received four complaints about doors failing to latch on the 2009 Mazda 6.
  • Mazda is cooperating with NHTSA in the investigation, a Mazda spokesman told Edmunds.

WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating an estimated 39,000 2009 Mazda 6 sedans after complaints about the doors failing to latch.

Federal safety regulators say they have received four complaints about doors failing to latch on the 2009 Mazda 6.

"Complainants alleged that the door would fail to or not properly latch following attempts to close," said NHTSA in its summary of the investigation. "In one instance, a passenger door inadvertently opened while the vehicle was in motion. The (complaints) also indicated that some or all three door latch mounting screws were missing."

Mazda is cooperating with NHTSA in the investigation, Mazda spokesman Jeremy Barnes told Edmunds.

Such an investigation can sometimes lead to a recall, although the 2009 Mazda 6 has not been recalled at this point.

NHTSA has opened a preliminary evaluation into the 2009 Mazda 6 to further analyze the scope, frequency and consequences of the alleged incidents.

Edmunds says: There's not much that owners of the 2009 Mazda 6 can do at this point, except to wait for federal safety regulators to finish their work.

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