Last post on Feb 08, 2013 at 4:23 PM
You are in the Mazda CX-9
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Mazda CX-9, Auto Body, SUV
#10 of 19 Re: Rust on tailgate? [tonymogle]
Apr 20, 2008 (6:18 pm)
I've seen several other people post about the tailgate rust issue on another forum. The dealer likely send it somewhere to buff it out if it's just starting, but I'd definitely keep my eye on it.
Apr 25, 2008 (10:34 am)
The dealer took care of it. It seems the piece that hides the camera was loose and rubbed the paint off below it allowing the oxidation.
Can you tell me the forum where this is being discussed?
#12 of 19 Re: Repainted [tonymogle]
Apr 25, 2008 (4:08 pm)
Rusting discussed here
#13 of 19 bubbling and peeling on lift-gate applique
May 09, 2008 (1:54 pm)
has anyone had this problem? at 4000 miles I had to replace the applique (the part my emblem is attached to on the rear lift-gate) due to bubbling and peeling paint. the dealership said it's because Mazda painted over chrome?? if this is the case, I guess i'll be replacing this every 4000 miles...... i've asked Mazda and they act like they've never heard of this. unacceptable that i'm having body work done at 4000 miles.
#14 of 19 Re: bubbling and peeling on lift-gate applique [aharp00]
Nov 11, 2008 (8:41 pm)
My dealer was hesitant, but they did replace it at no charge. Mazda has a good product, but their service people are merely that by job title, not by actual performance. hammer that service manager, mazda sent out a notice on it.
#15 of 19 Re: bubbling and peeling on lift-gate applique [aharp00]
Mar 06, 2009 (7:20 am)
I had this problem on my cx9 bubbling and peeling. Same place as yours. They replaced for free (still under warranty) which they should anyway. Once replaced it is covered for 12,000 mi or 1 yr. Believe me I'll be rechecking it frequently!
#16 of 19 Our CX-9 nailed by a grocery cart - ARGH!
Apr 06, 2009 (1:04 pm)
A funny, yet tragic story. This is our first new car. We live in Vermont and never thought it worthwhile to buy a new car given all the kicked up rocks, salt, sand, muck and weather we get. Nonetheless, we heard of the great deals on the CX-9 and went for it.
After four weeks of ownership, my wife brought the car to the grocery store where unusually high winds took hold of a metal shopping cart and sent it speeding straight down the driver's side. Three panels now have a deep, white gouge in our beautiful blue GT.
Mazda says the only way we can really hide it is to repaint all three panels. Instead, we are going to try having the scratch buffed and then the dealer will apply the matching paint stick, but they caution that we will still see the scratch given the metallic nature of the paint.
Meanwhile, the kids continuously bicycle around our 12-year Subaru parked in the driveway, skis resting on the car have repeatedly fallen down its sides, and countless balls have been kicked at it, and yet there is not a single scratch as obvious as the one on our new CX-9.
Wear and tear is inevitable, I know. But it still smarts.
#17 of 19 Re: Our CX-9 nailed by a grocery cart - ARGH! [vermonter]
May 11, 2009 (6:41 am)
UPDATE: We brought our CX-9 to the dealer in an attempt to hide the deep white scratch across three panels on the driver's side. I'm pleased to report that the shallow portion of the scratch buffed out. The deeper areas were touched up with Mazda's paint stick (our CX-9 is blue). In the sun, we can just make out where the paint stick was used if we look closely. I don't think anyone else would ever notice. Total cost: $85. We're happy with the results.
#18 of 19 Re: Our CX-9 nailed by a grocery cart - ARGH! [vermonter]
May 11, 2009 (10:47 am)
Thanks for the update and I'm glad you got by with minimal cost.
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#19 of 19 New 2012 CX9 with Paint Defects
Feb 08, 2013 (4:23 pm)
I bought a 2012 CX9 10 days ago. I bought the car at night and I wasn't able to inspect it closely. A couple of days later I noticed a defect about the size of my entire thumb on the rear driver's side door. It's a spot that looks very faded. The dealer wants to send the car to the body shop and give me a rental. Is this normal protocol? Judging from their reaction, I believe the dealership knew about this defect. Someone told me that I should demand a new vehicle and the last thing I want is my brand new car going to the body shop. Any opinions?? Thanks