The engine may overheat due to erratic engine cooling fan operation as a result of a faulty cooling fan control module. Replacement of the fan control module would be necessary to correct this condition. Our technicians tell us the Mazda may provide assistance with the cost of this repair.
Car Problem Reports
Mazda Mazda6 Engine Overheating Due to Failed Cooling Fan Control Module
Mazda Mazda6 Problem
Engines Affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 3.0L V6, 3.7L V6
Average Mileage: 85,111 mi (1,500 mi - 140,000 mi)
Visitor, 2005 Mazda Mazda6, 3.0L V6, 57,000 mi
Fan continued to run for some time after engine shuts off. Fan comes on and winds up as soon as engine is started.
During summer Air would not cool car. Dealer said the module had already been replaced twice and they would not replace it again. If they replaced it it was without my knowledge.
Visitor, 2004 Mazda Mazda6, 3.0L V6, 56,450 mi
car overheated, steam was coming out of the coolant bay, and was spewing out coolant. recall on SSP71 Fan Control Module; replaced and installed AJ51-15-15YA for free. problem solved. basically, this error makes A/C, radiator fan, and other stuff malfunction.
Visitor, 2006 Mazda Mazda6, 3.0L V6, 103,000 mi
Fan continues to run after the ignition is turned off, repair shop said cooling system was okay, but for $85 they could connect it to the "computer" to tell me the same thing I just found out on the Internet, I will be calling Mazda to see what they have to say.
Visitor, 2004 Mazda Mazda6, 3.0L V6, 140,000 mi
"i have a 2004 mazda 6 sport but my radiator fan turns off after 6-10 seconds after i turn off the car and the radiator fan turns on once i start the car after about a minute? i think there is a recall on this? is it the fan control module recall?"
Visitor, 2010 Mazda Mazda6, 2.5L 4 Cylinder
No a/c when Idling, Engine heats up. Fans come on for a few seconds, but not very fast, then quits. A/C works when your driving fast enough to get airflow across the condensor.
Visitor, 2006 Mazda Mazda6, 3.0L V6
fan runs all the time and for minutes after the car is off
Visitor, 2006 Mazda Mazda6, 3.0L V6, 125,000 mi
fans run long after turning car off
Visitor, 2006 Mazda Mazda6, 3.0L V6, 62,000 mi
Hasn't been fixed yet. Working on it! But, it's the same issue.
Visitor, 2010 Mazda Mazda6, 3.7L V6, 1,500 mi
mazda replaced the fan module, took 6 hours for this to be done.