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Anyone experience a situation where the engine sounds like it’s still on, even though the car itself is turned off?

EDIT: So after a bit of research, it seems to be a cooling fan or radiator fan - and Mazdas have a history of these fans turning on after the car is turned off to help cool the engine compartment. What nobody can agree on is whether this is normal.
 

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I have had Hondas that did that as well. Everything is working normally. There is nothing to be concerned about.
 

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Anyone experience a situation where the engine sounds like it’s still on, even though the car itself is turned off?

EDIT: So after a bit of research, it seems to be a cooling fan or radiator fan - and Mazdas have a history of these fans turning on after the car is turned off to help cool the engine compartment. What nobody can agree on is whether this is normal.
The added info in your edit makes all the difference. I can't confirm mine does it as I haven't experienced it, yet. I have had some cars that would run the cooling fan after shut down and others that didn't. I suspect it is completely normal.
 

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My '84 VW Scirocco did that all the time but I haven't experienced it with the CX-30. But under the pandemic, I haven't driven it far or hard.
 

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I had this happen for the first time since getting my CX30 last week after being stuck in traffic (in the Florida heat). When I got home and exited I thought I forgot to turn the car off. I figured it was some kind of cooling fan.
 

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I have had my car for over 1 year and never heard the fan stay on until today. I thought that I forgot to turn the car off. Very strange that today was the first time but it was very hot today in Hawaii.
 

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Anyone experience a situation where the engine sounds like it’s still on, even though the car itself is turned off?

EDIT: So after a bit of research, it seems to be a cooling fan or radiator fan - and Mazdas have a history of these fans turning on after the car is turned off to help cool the engine compartment. What nobody can agree on is whether this is normal.
My gti did this all the time. It was to circulate coolant for the turbo so it did not “bake” after shut down. For our cx30 with no turbo, i am not certain the reason for the fan activity.
 
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