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Mazda Mazda6 Engine Overheating Due to Failed Cooling Fan Control Module

Mazda Mazda6 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010

Engines Affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 3.0L V6, 3.7L V6

Average Mileage: 103,669 mi (56,450 mi - 145,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 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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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 144,000 mi

    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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  • Visitor, , 3.7L V6

    mazda replaced the fan module, took 6 hours for this to be done.

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  • Visitor, , 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 145,000 mi

    1.8 sport!

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  • Ewallacesr, , 3.0L V6, 100,000 mi

    Engine cooling fans want come on, engine overheat
    Where is fan control module located

    Thank you

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 143,900 mi

    Car over heats when ac is on.

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 120,207 mi

    Smoke coming out of my coolent tank. Tank had coolent in it. Currently not fixed.

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