The Wrong Fuel Rescue Guide to the Mazda 6
From launching the Mazda 2 to the Australian market in 2002, Mazda has continued to provide a quality build and unmatched service to consumers and has even been the number one car importer to the country on many occasions in recent years. To meet as many needs as possible, the Mazda 6 has in the past been available in sedan, hatchback and station wagon body types which is unusual for a vehicle fully imported from a different country, with the sedan and station wagon still being options on newer models today. They have been able to keep the vehicle relatively the same in the over 20 years since it was first introduced, with only minor style changes being done and various safety and pleasure features being added. Read the Wrong Fuel Rescue guide to the Mazda 6 to learn more about this luxurious import.
The Wrong Fuel Rescue Guide to Variants of the Mazda 6
The Mazda 6 is available in either a sedan or a station wagon layout with each having 4 trim and accessory options to choose from to meet your specific needs and requirements, with each higher trim package including everything on the previous package with additions. The trim options range from the base model of the Mazda 6 Sport which comes standard with many features usually only available on higher spec models from other brands such as driver attention alert, lane departure warning and the Mazda radar cruise control with stop and go functions built in. The next model up is the Mazda 6 Touring which comes with everything included in the Sport, in addition to having leather seats over cloth, exterior mirrors with an auto folding function to prevent damage, keyless entry and front parking sensors.
The third model in the range is the Mazda 6 GT SP which includes additions such as heating functions on the front and rear seats and a burgundy leather interior rather than the black in the Touring. All trim packages have a 2.5 litre 4 cylinder engine, the GT SP however has a turbocharger installed and is able to produce a maximum power of 170kW at 5000rpm and torque of 420Nm over the Sport and Touring’s 140kW at 6000rpm and torque of 252Nm. The GT SP also boasts 19-inch black metallic alloy wheels over the previous models’ 17-inch alloy wheels.
The final trim package is the Mazda 6 Atenza which includes all features in the GT SP as well as a power sliding and tilt glass sunroof, a 7-inch TFT LCD multi-information display, ambient LED lighting, a heated steering wheel and adaptive LED headlamps. All options are front-wheel drive and feature G-vectoring control plus technology and cylinder deactivation technology. The Sport and Touring versions have an average fuel consumption of 7.0L/100km with the GT SP and Atenza pushing this to 7.6L/100km due to the increased power offered.
The range comes standard with a 62L fuel tank with the wagon featuring a 506 litre cargo capacity over the sedan’s 474 litres. All models feature the LCD multi-information display panel that projects crystal clear information in full colour for easy recognition while driving. Safety features are standard across the range as money should never be an obstacle to a safe vehicle for you and your family.
The Wrong Fuel Rescue Guide to Technology in the Mazda 6
The amount of features and technology included across the entire range is astonishing and this along with the 5 year unlimited kilometre warranty and 5 years of premium roadside assistance truly shows Mazda’s dedication to providing quality products and making the lives of their drivers easier and safer. The adjustable design of the roof racks on the sedan allow you to carry up to 75kg, making trips with the bike to the trail or kayak to the beach as easy as can be. All models come with a camera that gives a 360 degree exterior view along with the reverse sensors to ensure you always know of any obstructions or obstacles no matter where they are.
All packages feature the 8-inch full colour touch screen display running Mazda Connect and feature Apple Carplay and Android Auto functionality ensuring you can always stay connected and the bluetooth and multi-function controls on the steering wheel ensure your focus is always on the road, where it needs to be. Paddle shift gear control and smart brake support make driving as easy and enjoyable as could possibly be by minimising your movements needed to operate the vehicle and taking over certain functions from you automatically. The Sport features an advanced keyless push-button engine start system whereas the higher packages offer advanced keyless entry for an even more premium drive.
2 USB charging ports in the front of the interior and 1 in the back will ensure you and all passengers can stay connected no matter where you are. The dual climate control with rear vents allows everyone to travel in the preferred temperature and comfort they desire. All models come standard with child proof rear door locks, auto door locks and an anti-lock braking system to make driving as safe and easy as possible.
Whether you’re taking a family away for the weekend or travelling for business, the satellite navigation built into Mazda Connect ensures you always know where you are and what your next move is. The system utilises state of the art traffic data to ensure you always take the fastest route. The rigid frame and chassis is constructed from high-tensile steel to ensure optimal protection in the event of a collision.
The active driving display will project important information relating to your vehicle and your trip directly into your line of sight, allowing you to gather as much information as possible through minimal effort, meaning you will spend more time with your eyes forward and on the road ahead. The heated seats available on the GT SP and up allow you to create the perfect driving environment for all passengers regardless of the temperature and weather conditions outside the vehicle. With Mazda Connect running on the touchscreen and Bose speakers throughout the cabin you and your passengers can connect easily and create an unmatched entertainment experience to further enjoy your journey.
The front sensors that come standard on all packages from the Touring allow you to move in tight spaces with confidence knowing that the vehicle will alert you to any possible scrapes or unseen holes. The features only available on the Atenza push luxury and sophistication to the limit with options for walnut brown or pure white nappa leather interior, four separate cameras around the vehicle that give you a full 360 degree view in all directions to minimise blind spots and avoid dangers and the sun roof for those days when you just want to feel the wind around you. The door and dashboard feature real wood trim inserts and the frameless rear-view mirror lets any new passengers know they will be travelling in comfort and style.
The Wrong Fuel Rescue Guide to Safety Features of the Mazda 6
The Mazda 6 is home to an array of systems and features that are designed to detect and then avoid or mitigate any obstacles or possible accidents so that you can keep your eyes forward. The Smart City Brake Support Forward system will monitor the vehicles in front of you and assess the likelihood of it stopping and causing a collision when travelling between 4 and 80 km/h. The system will then warn you of the obstacle or begin to apply the brake automatically if it senses you will not react in time.
The lane departure warning will actively monitor the road marking while you are driving and let you know if you are straying out of your lane when travelling over 65 km/h and the lane-keep assist will actively correct the steering if you do not listen to the warnings. The Mazda 6 is the perfect companion for long drives alone across the outback. The Atenza comes standard with adaptive LED headlamps that individually control a number of LEDs that will broaden your visibility at low speeds, allow you to use high beams without blinding other drivers and extend your vision further when travelling on the highway.
The Mazda radar cruise control with stop & go functionality is available across the entire range and will quickly become a part of your daily life. It adjusts your speed to maintain a safe distance from the car ahead of you and will take the wheel completely during traffic and reduce driver fatigue by coming to a complete stop when the car in front of you does and start moving again when it begins to move away. Mazda’s commitment to driver and passenger safety is reflected in the fact that there have never been this many safety features used as standard across a range and has earned them a 5 star ANCAP rating.
The blind spot monitoring system uses radar that scan up to 50m behind your vehicle to detect and alert you to any potential hazards efore lane changes. The G-vectoring control technology that comes standard across the range will improve cornering response by reducing the torque of the engine and will shift the load to the front wheels, easing the response and creating a more pleasant experience for all passengers. The front cross traffic alert system will activate when you are pulling out of driveways and T-intersections and it will check for approaching vehicles in the blind spots on either side of the front of the Mazda and sound a warning if one is detected.
Need a wrong fuel rescue in your Mazda 6
Wrong fuel mishaps are not uncommon in the Mazda 6 and we at Wrong Fuel Rescue have assisted a number of Mazda 6 drivers after accidental fill-ups. These accidents may occur for several reasons, such as:
Regardless of the cause, it is often easier than we imagine to pick up the incorrect nozzle and fill up your car. Should you notice your error immediately afterwards, please contact us at Wrong Fuel Rescue right away and refrain from even placing the key in the ignition of your car.
This action, in many vehicles, primes the fuel pump and will begin circulating the wrong fuel in your Mazda 6. When the incorrect fuel is circulated, mild to severe damage can occur.
Should you have driven off already without realising the error, you are likely to experience some conspicuous signs which differ slightly on the type of engine, whether petrol or diesel. Even though the Mazda 6 has recently discontinued diesel engines, there are still many drivers driving around with diesel engines, which means you can misfuel your vehicle by either adding petrol to your diesel Mazda 6, or by adding diesel to your petrol Mazda 6. You will need a wrong fuel rescue if you notice the following signs:
If you have accidentally filled up your diesel Mazda 6 with petrol, one or more of the following signs will occur:
-Your vehicle may battle to start, or may fail to start altogether
-You may notice a loud, knocking sound that occurs whilst driving
-You may experience a reduced performance and a slower acceleration
-The exhaust pipe may begin to produce a significant amount of smoke
-The vehicle may suddenly cut out
On the flipside, if you filled up accidentally filled up your petrol Mazda 6 with diesel, you will require a wrong fuel rescue when you notice any of the following:
-The vehicle may struggle to start or fail to start at all
-You may notice excessive smoke coming from the exhaust pipe
-The vehicle may begin to make jerky motions
-The engine may frequently cut out
In both cases, pulling the vehicle over as soon as possible and in a safe manner is highly important. The more you drive, the more potential damage can be caused, and the costlier your engine repairs may be.