Engine Overheating Due to Failed Cooling Fan Control Module on Mazda Mazda6

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.

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Average mileage: 104,688 (19,600–173,000)
Engines affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 3.0L V6, 3.7L V6
6 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, more2009, 2010
43 people reported this problem
21 people shared problem details
2004 Mazda Mazda6- 3.0L V656,450
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.
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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.
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2005 Mazda Mazda6- 3.0L V657,000
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.
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2006 Mazda Mazda6- 3.0L V6144,000
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.
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2006 Mazda Mazda6- 3.0L V6103,000
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.
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2010 Mazda Mazda6- 3.7L V6
mazda replaced the fan module, took 6 hours for this to be done.
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2010 Mazda Mazda6- 3.7L V688,000
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.
2005 Mazda Mazda6- 3.0L V6101,000
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.
2010 Mazda Mazda6- 2.3L 4 Cylinder123,987
plugged into the obd2 after the fan would not shut off trouble code tells me the fan controller module. taken it to dealer tommorrow to have it repaired hppefully it is covered by recall
2009 Mazda Mazda6- 3.7L V619,600
It was diagnosed at Art Hill Mazda dealership merriville IN. On 3/12/15.also they are saying there is a powertrain module problem.
2006 Mazda Mazda6- 3.0L V6173,000
Coolant fan remains on after car is shut off...at 183000 the connector to the block busted off and had to be replaced...now car is over heating, i am going to replace the fan module and hopefully it will fix it.
2006 Mazda Mazda6- 3.0L V673,000
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.
2003 Mazda Mazda6- 2.3L 4 Cylinder145,000
1.8 sport!
Engine cooling fans want come on, engine overheat Where is fan control module located Thank you
2006 Mazda Mazda6- 3.0L V6143,900
Car over heats when ac is on.
2004 Mazda Mazda6- 3.0L V6120,207
Smoke coming out of my coolent tank. Tank had coolent in it. Currently not fixed.
2006 Mazda Mazda6- 3.0L V6110,000
Cooling Fan Control Module problem.....fan runing after key is turn off
2004 Mazda Mazda6- 3.0L V6140,000
"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?"
2006 Mazda Mazda6- 3.0L V6
fan runs all the time and for minutes after the car is off
2006 Mazda Mazda6- 3.0L V6125,000
fans run long after turning car off
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