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Mazda CX-9, Concept Cars, Future Vehicle, SUV
#1113 of 1142 Re: Alignment Problem? [teofil]
Mar 27, 2008 (4:54 am)
I have same issue with my brand new 2007 CX-9 with 18" tires. I noticed on test drive but thought nothing of it because I purchased a mazda 3 last year and had same issue on test drive, but was completely gone after test drive. Well, I bought the CX-9, and immediately brought back for alignment. Tech said out of specs a little, but "these" sporty suspensions tend to turn one way or the other. Well, mine completely and always turns to the left. The alignment helped a little, but this car is NOT fun to drive because I ALWAYS have to hold steering wheel to the right. I'm taking back three times and filing a lemon law claim. That'll teach em.
#1115 of 1142 Mazda CX-9 Navigation System
May 22, 2008 (4:16 pm)
Does anyone know if the navigation system has been upgraded from the 2007 Model to the 2008 Model? I had heard that with the 2008 Model Navigation System you can view and control the Climate Control using the touch screen on the navigation system Screen just like you can control the Audio. The Mazda Website also seemes to indicate this. IN particular, it says:
A navigation system with touch-screen functionality provides real-time mapping, directions, points-of-interest, trip information as well as control and display of audio and climate control functions.
Can someone confirm?
#1116 of 1142 Re: Sport vs Touring [onzie1]
May 22, 2008 (4:19 pm)
Are you able to view and control the climate system using your touch screen navigation system?
#1117 of 1142 Re: Mazda CX-9 Navigation System [texas68]
May 22, 2008 (4:52 pm)
maybe for 2009, but not for the '08. The nav touch screen only works when not moving and no climate or trip information is displayed. That would be a nice enhancement over the current system.
#1118 of 1142 Re: cx-9 transfer case failure [sizematters]
Oct 20, 2008 (8:56 am)
I'm glad I'm not the only one with issues with the AWD - I have an '07 GT AWD and had no problems with it until just last week... It started with a slightly noticeable "clunk" you could feel and hear in the driveline when you jumped on the throttle from a stand-still but then all was well... hardly noticeable in normal city driving. Then with no notice, I jumped on the gas pulling out of a driveway into a busy street and the front tires spun and it was torque steer central (never happened before) and that is when I realized that no power was being sent to the rear wheels... I'm going to take it to Mazda this week... let you know how it turns out. Has anyone had this issue resolved at their local Mazda dealer?
Oct 22, 2008 (11:12 am)
... I wrote a few days ago about my AWD 2007 CX-9 GT - I suspected the transfer case failed. Turns out I was right. My experience with the local Mazda dealer was a positive one - they called me back about 4 hours after I dropped off the car and said "you were right sir, we'll have a new transfer case here in 2 days". Said I was the first person to bring in a AWD CX-9 to their dealership with this problem... but I live in sunny Orange County and I imagine the vast majority of soccer moms driving these vehicles wouldn't even notice the problem if they had it... Makes me wonder how many people may be driving AWD CX-9s in good weather climates with non-functional transfer cases... It took me, a car nut and driving enthusiast who bought this model for its 263 hp and AWD NOT the 3rd row seats! to point this out to the the local Mazda dealer.
Nov 12, 2008 (2:37 pm)
I have a customer here with an 07 CX9 who hit a pothole and popped a tire.
Firestone won't warranty it in their "roadside hazard" package so I thought we would be able to order one... I've searched all my local distributors, and even online but am told that they are on "national backorder" and I will be notified when they are available.
They are size P245/50R20- stock tires and rims
I find it hard to believe that even the local Mazda dealership can't get them and are trying to sell him a new set of 18 in. rims and tires at full cost.
Any advise? What do you tell a customer when it takes over a week to find a tire?
and to top it off it comes with a compact spare. what are they thinking?
#1121 of 1142 failed transfer case 2010 CX9 GT AWD
Sep 20, 2010 (10:39 pm)
Huge squealing, chirping noise started a few weeks back. Happened every morning when cold. The dealer first replaced the drive shaft but still happened the morning after I got it home. Just left it for 4 days and they replaced the transfer case. Car has 6800 miles on it. The fix worked and I have a feeling I have been driving without AWD for quite some time. After this fix, the car is almost unrestrainable coming up the mountain to get home.
#1122 of 1142 Re: Stock Tires, 20in.? [joalsgarageinc]
Nov 10, 2010 (11:15 am)
I purchased an 2007 CX9 last December with 27,000 miles. I have 31,000 and recently had to replace all tires because I had a flat in one and my mechanic noticed that all 4 tires had "dry rot". Well of course Mazda didn't warranty them because that's one of the items that should be covered by the tire company, Firestone. Well, low and behold they do cover them but like your problem, they didn't have that tire because it is on back order. They went to the next tire up grade and I had to pay the pro rated fee which was a 50% mark down. None the less, I had to come out of pocket $600. I was very upset due to the fact that I should have only had to pay for one and the company is still putting these tires on Mazdas. I told Mazda to change tire companies!!!