Anyone have experience with Mazda's? My step-daughters car, 07 Mazda 6 V6 started acting up. The electric fan (on the radiator) started running really loud and sounds like it is trying too hard to cool the engine yet the engine is running normal. Fluids are all good. Been reading on a Mazda forum that there is a TSB or possible recall for this and seems to be a common problem from what I've read on the forum. The TSB/recall is for the engine temperature module, apparently giving false readings making the fan run too much and too hard. The car is out of warranty but according to the forum several have had the TSB performed w/o warranty. So I called my local dealer and they are telling me there is no TSB or recall for this. Of course they want me to bring the car in for them to look at it saying it sounds to them like a bad fan. I told the service manager (who I was speaking to) that I had read it on the forum but he said he didn't see anything on it. I'm still digging around on the forum trying to find the TSB # or anything of a possible recall. Some had said recall on there but I'm thinking they meant TSB or just didn't know the difference.
So anyway I'm looking for any input anyone can give. I don't want to pay the Stealership to fix it. Don't mind doing it myself if I could just get some info to assure me that is what's bad. That is basically all I'm trying to do by dealing with the dealer. If they would fix it great but just would like to know if that's the problem. But of course they want me to spend spend spend. So does a TSB have to be disclosed? Or maybe the TSB apply's only to certain vins?
The fan runs for several minutes after shutting off the engine most times. Mazda told me it was normal for them to run for 8-10 minutes after shutting off. Is this normal? Doesn't seem so to me. Also it is very loud, louder than normal and then comes down in speed as it sits. It never did this before and we've had the car since new so I know it's not normal.
Thanks in advance!