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Mazda CX-9, SUV
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#153 of 547 Re: 2009 CX-9 transmission [chucky2]
Oct 05, 2009 (1:58 pm)
"Anyone else have transmission problems. Zoom, zoom...what a joke. "
Don't said that, man.
Aisin transmission used synthetic fluid. Once in a while, the service people at Mazda dealer put in the wrong fluid causing it to seize up badly. This has been happened to many other brands as well. Wrong fluid kills transmission. Aisin is the transmission supplier of Toyota and Lexus. The reputation is there.
Mine has 21K on it and it is as smooth as day 1.
#154 of 547 Re: rear heat w/o heat on? [deltaromeo]
Oct 09, 2009 (11:47 am)
Did you ever find a fix for this issue my car is blowing Air that is 90+ degrees when the otuside temp is 75 degrees.....
#155 of 547 Re: rear heat w/o heat on? [fguzzo]
Oct 09, 2009 (3:21 pm)
Funny you should ask...just today I pulled into my driveway...nice temp. outside about 72 had the windows down (no a/c or fan on at all). Turned the car off and the blower for both front and rear come on full blast. I have thrown in the towel on this vehicle and the lack of concerned technicians... I will probably just donate it when I find something else I like
#156 of 547 Re: rear heat w/o heat on? [k1200]
Oct 10, 2009 (10:25 pm)
what year is your CX-9?
#157 of 547 Re: rear heat w/o heat on? [wdhyte]
Oct 11, 2009 (7:59 am)
2007.... I have had the relay changed 2x..... I just done with this vehicle..
It became almost comical taking it in so often. Dont get me wrong I do not complain about every little thing, heres another issue to add. I started to smell mold in the car a day or tow after driving in the rain. At the same time I started to hear a very light clicking, but only when I would be on a bumpy road. It was coming from the right rear section.. hold that thought.
My daughter discovered the floor in the rear was wet..not damp... soggy wet. all of the windows are shut tight, sun roof is fine. I took out the rear cargo area because this is where the noise was coming from. First thing I noticed was a lot of rust. So I asked my father to drive while I sat back there and looked around . What I see right away is where a spot weld gave way hence the metal to metal "tapping sound"
But when he drove through a puddle ..the water is channeled up through the wheel well where the weld gave way..some goes forward to the rear seating area, some goes backwards to the cargo area.
When I show this to the dealer they said "you obviously drove in water over 30 inches. Well if you know the CX9 you know that 30 inches is just below the headlight...and would be about seat level on the inside...and we all know cars are not water tight and there would be significant interior water damage... instead of a rusted right rear quarter panel...i dont know what else to say.. i just done
#158 of 547 Re: rear heat w/o heat on? [k1200]
Oct 11, 2009 (8:23 am)
wow, what a crappy dealer you have over there...so far mine has been very responsive but I also haven't been in for anything major yet. EVERY maker creates lemons and you may just be (un)lucky enough to have gotten one. I know in most states there are lemon laws you can fall back on but I don't have any idea on the particulars or what qualifies as a bonafide ...but I agree 110% that if you had driven in water 30" or more deep there'd be extensive markings/damage on the vehicle let alone at that depth you may have even floated the bloody thing.
Tried contacting mazdausa (corporate) yet and complaining? good luck...
#159 of 547 Re: rear heat w/o heat on? [fguzzo]
Oct 12, 2009 (4:13 pm)
The problem with the air/heater has been the relays.. and the heater control... If you've replaced the relays...and not the controller ... I'd do that... that's a now known issue. We carry them in stock... so I know.
#160 of 547 Re: rear heat w/o heat on? [imamg]
Oct 12, 2009 (4:18 pm)
If I am correct, the relay was blown due to installed accessories such as IPod interface, Sirrus Sat Radio, Remote Start, etc. If one does not have those on the CX9, there is no such issue (I should say much less likely... never say never...).
#161 of 547 Re: rear heat w/o heat on? [ceric]
Oct 12, 2009 (5:05 pm)
I've none of those on mine... Not sure on the others...but can pull a survey if folks wish. It does happen in the "heat" more than anything ... I've not noticed it during the winters... though I do live in northern cali so... winter isn't such a strong word up here...
#162 of 547 Re: rear heat w/o heat on? [imamg]
Oct 12, 2009 (8:18 pm)
so you say I should tell them to replace the relays and the heater control...hmmm I will do that when I go in for service.... thanks