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Mazda CX-9, SUV
#91 of 126 Re: Electrical Problem: COLD RODENTS! [vinnyny]
by vg33e power
Jan 11, 2010 (7:43 am)
Unfortunately repairs will definately NOT be covered under warranty because it was not a cause of factory defects. I do not have the Mazda part number nor an illustration, but I do work for am auto group (dealership). What you are going to need is the engine wire harness that basically connects to all injectors, sensors, switches, etc. found mounted on the actual engine. I looked up an 2007 Ford Edge which will closely almost be the same to the 2007 CX-9 with the 3.5L Duratec it came with. The retail price for that harness is $450.00 so I would assume to expect to pay ~ that same amount. Spark plug/coil connectors will also be included in this harness. Hope this helps a little.
#92 of 126 Re: Electrical Problem: COLD RODENTS! [vg33e power]
Jan 12, 2010 (7:02 am)
We have had our CX-9 (GT, AWD, Vermont) for 1 year now, ~6500 miles, and have had no problems whatsoever. We love it just as much as the day we bought it. The remote start and heated seats are a real luxury during the Vermont winters.
I was chasing a young woodchuck out of the garden this summer and it ran under our CX-9 and disappeared into the engine area. I coaxed it out without any issues to the car (of the woodchuck).
#93 of 126 Re: Electrical Problem: COLD RODENTS! [vinnyny]
Jan 12, 2010 (6:45 pm)
call your insurance company to see if it's covered under comprehensive. Years ago a squirrel got in the engine compartment of my 1-year old Accord and did quite a damage to the wires. The insurance picked up most of the repair cost.
#94 of 126 Re: Electrical Problem: COLD RODENTS! [ewsnc]
Jan 13, 2010 (5:11 pm)
GOOD NEWS! The insurance IS going to cover the damage. Not only that but I kept my ZERO deductible on comprehensive coverage so it should cost me nothing. The car is at the dealer now and I should have the estimate tomorrow...
#95 of 126 tire wear
May 05, 2010 (11:42 am)
I'm expecting that TSB 02-003/07 may apply to our CX9. In less thatn 25k miles the front tires are shot. Left front worst of all. I'm interested to learn what others have experienced regarding tire wear. We are in southern california so pot holes and other rough road conditions basically don't exist... meanwhile my other car has about the same number of miles and almost no tire wear at all.
#96 of 126 Bug Mask/Bug Deflector for CX9
Jun 11, 2010 (11:44 am)
Just returned from a Niagara trip and it was a pain in the bu%% to remove all the dead bugs from the front of the car as well as from the side mirrors. Besides I was always worried about paint scratching.
I'm contemplating getting the bug mask but wanted to hear from current owners.
Those of you who have purchased the bug mask and/or the deflector can you please share your experiences with it ? Does it keep out all the bugs ? Is it easy to install and uninstall. Does the area under the mask get dirty ?
#97 of 126 Re: Bug Mask/Bug Deflector for CX9 [buyer101]
Jun 13, 2010 (6:01 am)
I'm in Florida where the bugs get really bad. I keep the front end and mirror housings waxed and spray a little Pam on the nose prior to longer trips. A little Simple Green and a bug removal spunge are all it takes to get those monsters off.
#98 of 126 Re: Bug Mask/Bug Deflector for CX9 [vinnyny]
Jun 14, 2010 (4:44 am)
Thanks for the suggestions vinnyny
#99 of 126 CX-9 Brake Rotor problems
Jun 25, 2010 (7:04 am)
I have a 2007 CX-9 and just replaced the brake rotors for the 3rd time....Rosenthal said they would cover it even though it has been a year since they replaced the second set.
Has anyone else had the same problem? With only 37,000 miles on the car I'm considering not purchasing it at the end of the lease!
#100 of 126 Re: CX-9 Brake Rotor problems [kgpena]
Jun 25, 2010 (8:31 am)
This is common well-known problem for cx-9. The original rotors are too weak for a such heavy vehicle. The fix is trivial - install better rotors like slotted rotors.
For instance: http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/75A4921A0A0.aspx
All cars have flaws and the rotor issue is not a big deal.
Overall cx-9 is very nice and reliable automobile.