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.
Engine Overheating Due to Failed Cooling Fan Control Module on Mazda Mazda6
Average mileage: 110,368 (170–250,000)
Engines affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 3.0L V6, 3.7L V6
66 people reported this problem
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.
2006 Mazda Mazda6 - 3.0L V6 144,000 mi, Visitor
Leaking coolant and overheated, my car stalled during rush hr. It is not drivable because it would overheat and the engine would shut down. Steam was coming out of my hood. Fan was not working.
2004 Mazda Mazda6 - 3.0L V6 56,450 mi, Visitor
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.
2003 Mazda Mazda6 - 2.3L 4 Cylinder
Car overheats when idle and ac won't blow cool. Car rides fine and air blows well when in motion. Only issue is when it is idle for several mins.
2005 Mazda Mazda6 - 3.0L V6 57,000 mi, Visitor
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.
2004 Mazda Mazda6 - 3.0L V6 170 mi, Visitor
driving down the road and i felt a little jerk then the temp gauge went all the way to cool and the at light as well as the traction control light came on
2006 Mazda Mazda6 - 3.0L V6 73,000 mi, Visitor
Fan keeps running for seconds up to minutes after the car is shut off. Had fan module replaced, $350 later, still experiencing the same problems.
2006 Mazda Mazda6 - 3.0L V6 103,000 mi, Visitor
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.
2010 Mazda Mazda6 - 3.7L V6
mazda replaced the fan module, took 6 hours for this to be done.
2005 Mazda Mazda6 - 3.0L V6 250,000 mi, Visitor
Fans work sometimes. I replaced the module but did not correct the problem. Now 3 months later back to the same overheating problem but, now the fans do not run.
ENGINE OVERHEATING WHEN IDLE, FAN WON'T START, NO AC WHEN IDLE
2006 Mazda Mazda6 - 2.3L 4 Cylinder 42,123 mi, Visitor
AC stops working when at stop light. Engine temp rises. When driving at speed AC will start working again and engine temp returns to normal.
2010 Mazda Mazda6 - 3.7L V6 88,000 mi, Visitor
My Mazda 6 v6 2010 Model has this exact same problem. The dealership says they have to replace the entire fan assembly at a cost of $1,275 and that this is not covered under the 100,000 mile extended warranty on my certified pre-owned car.
2004 Mazda Mazda6 - 3.0L V6 185,000 mi, Visitor
Cooling fans shut off and on even with a/c on and engine warm. They also only turn slow. Enine has overheated after only drive a few minutes in town traffic. Thinking control module, water pump was changed 1000 miles ago.
2004 Mazda Mazda6 - 3.0L V6 198,436 mi, Visitor
Blew a hole in radiator while driving , overheated . Replaced radiator but haven't fixed fan issue yet . Wasn't sure why the fans wouldn't turn on.
2007 Mazda Mazda6 - 3.0L V6 107,000 mi, Visitor
Im having a problem where my engine fan stays for a few seconds or sometimes even minute. I did a search on Google to find out if this was a common problem and it looked like it was. I found a video of a guy explaining why this problem is happening and it looks like it is due to a failing Fan Control Module. I bought the replacement part from Rock Auto and on the instruction sheet it stated that before this part is installed, that you need to first find out if you have a failing fan motor. As I look through the comments here I notice that some of you have already went through 2 or 3 of these Fan Control Modules, and the reason for that is because if you have a malfunctioning Fan Motor that, would be the reason why the Fan Control Module is bad. A malfunction Fan Motor will blow a Fan Control Module every time. Make sure your Fan Motor is in good condition before you install the Fan Control Module or you will keep burning it.
2005 Mazda Mazda6 - 3.0L V6 125,342 mi, Visitor
My fan has been spinning so fast you can hear it really loud I haven't been able to fix because of money.
2010 Mazda Mazda6 - 3.0L V6 65,000 mi, Visitor
Car overheated while in rush hour traffic in LA...smoke pouring out from under the hood, and temperature gauge completely up. Had it towed to my mechanic where he is quoting me $930 to replace the fan motor. Hopefully he can find used parts to save a bit of money. This happened 3 weeks after I needed to replace the transmission. I've only had this used car for 2 years, and it's only 5 years old. Needless to say, I may try to sell it as soon as the fan motor is repaired. I'm worried this may be a lemon with all these major issues. Does anyone know if Mazda helps outside of warranty? Thanks!
2010 Mazda Mazda6 - 3.0L V6 90,000 mi, Visitor
Car over heats changed thermostat, changed cap on the tank and now the car idle jumps up and down and engine miss fired
2005 Mazda Mazda6 - 3.0L V6 101,000 mi, Visitor
Complete pain, two replacement modules and who knows if that will fix it. Either fans run the forever or never because of a drained battery.