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#1 of 547 2007 CX-9 Problems
Feb 26, 2008 (11:22 am)
I purchased the Mazda CX-9 in May 2007. Since purchasing the vehicle I have had to take the car into the dealership 8 times. It all stated with carpet/foam square missing from driver side. The carpet was ripped and a square piece of foam was missing. Thankfully, it was replaced. Although, the first time it was installed wrong. I had to take it back a few weeks later when the carpet started creeping out the sides. In addition, I have had the front door checkers recalled, my right passenger door lock was intermittent, check fuel light has come on, a tire rim was dis-colored and thankfully replaced. Currently, the car is at the dealership because a rock hit my AC condenser and my AC is no longer working. It's not a manufacturer problem, but could this be a design flaw? I do not recall a rock hitting my car to cause such damage. The dollar amount is approx $1100 to fix. At this point, I am frustrated that my "new" car has had so many issues. I love the car - it looks sharp, its has a lot of cool bells and whistles, and it drives like a dream. My kids love it, too. I would like to know if there are other frustrated CX-9 drivers out there? Any opinions? Should I upgrade to the 2008? Wait for 2009?
#2 of 547 Re: 2007 CX-9 Problems [sbahr]
Feb 26, 2008 (3:57 pm)
I have '08 GT AWD.
I think you should give it a chance. The AC was just bad luck. Recalls and poor workmanship can be explained by being the 1st year models. For that matter, my Prius had two recalls during its 1st year, and Prius is one of the most reliable on market today (check consumerReport).
Anyway, good luck with your '07.
#3 of 547 Re: 2007 CX-9 Problems [ceric]
Feb 28, 2008 (9:46 am)
Many of the cross overs have the issue with the AC. There are quite a few Lexus and Toyota owners which had a rock take out their AC. I think they are more prone to it due to the higher ground clearance and lack of skid plates. Its bad luck more than design, kind of like a rock taking out your headlight.
#4 of 547 Re: 2007 CX-9 Problems [erik_h]
Feb 28, 2008 (11:25 am)
This is good to know. My Miata's AC was also exposed to potential rock damage so I installed an aftermarket grill. It's basically just some wire mesh. I may see about doing something like this on my CX-9...
#6 of 547 grinding noise with CX9 2007
Mar 17, 2008 (4:54 pm)
Purchased my car in July 2007.
Dec 2007 a grinding noise started under the hood.
Dealer replaced front end differential - no change.
Dealer said "had to blow out carbons from the engine" BS - no change.
February 2008 replaced entire engine - 2 weeks later same noise reoccured.
#7 of 547 Re: grinding noise with CX9 2007 [stinkfoot99]
Mar 18, 2008 (1:48 pm)
Could it be the transmission?
#8 of 547 2007 cx9
Jul 10, 2008 (3:41 pm)
I purchased my CX 9 new last year... 2007
All seemed ok but now .....
When I turn it off, the interior fan comes on full blast and runs for up to 5 minutes... the dealer gave me a L O N G song and dance about how this is supposed to happen to equal the air temp... I told him to then please explain why is it when the engine is off and I turn on the parking lights the fan comes on, or when I push the key remote and the alarm chips 2 x as it supposed to do .... and the fan comes on 2 x also
Why does the car creak like a old dump truck.... it sounds like a 40 ton truck with rusty leaf springs... to give you a better idea... those old yellow school buses at low speed on a bumpy road... everybody knows that sound...
C'mon Mazda fix the issues
At this rate I will NEVER by another one of these cars or recommend them !
#9 of 547 Re: 2007 cx9 [k1200]
Jul 10, 2008 (4:31 pm)
"...when I push the key remote and the alarm chips 2 x as it supposed to do..."
Interesting feature. Is this the horn or the chirp of an aftermarket alarm? Based on the fan coming on, it sounds like some wires are crossed. If the dealer put in an aftermarket alarm system, they should be stepping up to fix it.
#10 of 547 Re: 2007 cx9 [maltb]
Jul 11, 2008 (6:54 am)
It was installed after mkt by dlr, but this issue did not arise until fairly recently. I spoke with the dlr today and they said there is a "campaign" regarding this and they will correct it . I have an appt in a week, The svc mgr. said this is a known issue.I will keep you posted