Mazda 6 Steering Rack
Mazda 6 electric power steering faults
Mazda 6 models 2007-2012 called the GH series uses an all-electric power steering rack.
The rack has a torque sensor contained within it and a motor integrated into the rack body.
The Mazda 6 electric power steering rack can suffer from a common fault whereby the torque sensor goes out of balance, the result is usually the power steering is light in one direction and heavy in the opposite direction, this fault can become dangerous with the car wanting to steer in one direction on its own.
It is uncommon for the rack to cause a fault code within the vehicle to become present, so the only signs may be the heavy steering and pulling of the vehicle one way.