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#255 of 547 rhythnmic rubbing noise
Mar 13, 2010 (1:13 pm)
I am so frustrated! I loved my Mazda 09 CX9 up until months ago when I noticed a rhythmic rubbing noise when in park....especially at stop signs, stop lights, basically when the car is on and in park or in drive with the foot on the brake (where it is even louder). I can even hear on a loud rainy day. The other day I was next to a loud truck and I was still able to hear the consisten noise...around and around. I was told after several attempts to have it fixed it might be the intake manifold after Mazda's regional engineer came to check it out. Since it's not a mechanical issue I don't know how much more Mazda will do to help. We are in duscussion as to what to do next. I used to have a 2007 CX9 that I leased and I loved it so much that when the lease was up we bought the 2009 CX9. I could have been a sales person for Mazda as I was so excited describing how much I loved my car when strangers or friends would ask me about it. Now this noise is driving me nuts. It's like sleeping in quiet neighborhood and waking up in the city. It wasn't there before so obviously something is going on. I was told it may be normal haromonic noise but a mechanic friend of mine got in the car and the first thing he commented on was what a loud car it was. If it were a normal harmonic noise why did it just recently start happening? He did hear the noise and can't believe it would be an intake manifold. Mazda replaced one off a 2010 car on the lot but there is no difference. My mechanic friend says it's probably in the engine. Do I push for the engine to be replaced? If this rotational rubbing noise wasn't so annoying I would be 100% satisfied with the car. Help?????
#256 of 547 Re: rhythnmic rubbing noise [asp09]
Mar 13, 2010 (7:36 pm)
Insist on getting it fixed.
It is under warranty. You have all the rights.
That said, it could be many many reasons for the noises.
I doubt it is that hard to pin down if it even happens in idle.
My guess could be the timing chain rubbing. Misaligned timing chain could create loud noises. That is just one of many guesses I could give you. Ultimately, find a dealer (or another one). If no help, call MazdaUSA. Corporate Mazda is one of the most helpful automakers I know. Their dealers, however, is just average.
#257 of 547 Re: Front end noise [vg33e power]
Mar 14, 2010 (11:03 am)
Well, the surgery for the relays went well. Only thing was I wasn't the surgeon on the case. I cannot tell a lie as much as I wanted the vision to be a woman not afraid to get her nails dirty or broken!! I wasn't afraid to, as I do quite a bit of stall mucking and working around horses. But I went to have my oil changed and when I told them about the TSB, they took care of it. Plus they even replaced my gas cap which somehow I managed to cut the plastic hanger oner off of. Sometimes it feels good to be a damsel in distress!!
I know my next thing is new tires...that I will definitely leave for the boys!!
Thanks again for your help!!
#258 of 547 Seat heater recall (5810B)
Mar 30, 2010 (10:41 am)
This morning I took my CX9 into my local dealership to have the issue looked at, since I received the recall letter from Mazda. The dealership replaced the harness and said that was all that was needed to be done. (Whole unit did not need to be replaced)
#259 of 547 Mazda 2009 CX-9 Transmission Problem?
Mar 31, 2010 (12:57 pm)
I bought a brand new CX-9 2009 last August. After 350 miles, problems started. The car felt as if the clutch disc was worn, and I had to step on the gas to gain power, with the engine roaring like crazy. This happens when the car is level, and has nothing to do with going up a mountain as was described earlier.
I took it back 2 times to the dealer, Southern States Mazda in Wake County, NC and asked for a replacement. The sales team gave me all sorts of excuse, and were very much indifferent. The mechanic informed me that there was a problem, but he could not identify it. He reinstalled the transmission software, but in vain. Finally, they brought a Mazda specialist who said that the car was within specs.
The problem is that the car sometimes drives normally and the problem just disappears. I took the car to another dealer in Durham who are more friendly and professional, but could not replicate the problem.
Anyone experienced the same problem? any suggestions?
Thanks a million!
#260 of 547 Re: Mazda 2009 CX-9 Transmission Problem? [zooz]
Mar 31, 2010 (9:22 pm)
You probably have a bad transmission or bad temp sensor for the transmission,
Anyway, if one can't reproduce the issue, one can't fix it.
No one is going to give you a new car. No one will give you a new transmission w/o evidence that it is shot. That is the way it is.
The transmission is supplied by Aisin who also supply transmissions to Lexus.
So far, I have only heard of another transmission issue from a guy in Maxico.
CX9 don't have many transmission issue as far as I know.
#261 of 547 Re: Mazda 2009 CX-9 Transmission Problem? [ceric]
Apr 23, 2010 (3:21 am)
I have the same problem with the 4th and 6th gears in my 2008 cx9. Mazda told me the noise is something they have seen in some cars and there is nothing they could do. I fell unsafe driving this car. I feel that the driver shaft is going to fall off anytime. The mechanics at Mazda heard the noise and they don't think I am just complaining. My Mazda has a 19K miles.
#262 of 547 Re: Mazda 2009 CX-9 Transmission Problem? [ozey]
Apr 23, 2010 (9:30 pm)
You should call MazdUSA and complain about it.
MazdaUSA is much more helpful than HondaUSA or ToyotaUSA.
It is still under powertrain warranty if I am not mistaken.
#263 of 547 2008 CX-9 Grand Touring AWD Troubles
Apr 26, 2010 (5:50 pm)
Ok so today I drove to work everything was fine. When leaving i tried getting into the car but my Keyless entry system was not working. So I had to take the key out and unlock the door manually. I then started the car and started driving and my TCS Off came on, the traction control light, the BSM light, the oil light, the key light and my turn signals were not working. Then I drove to the dealership. While driving there the lights would go off and my turn signals would go on. Then signals would go off and all the lights would go on again. Once at the dealership I needed to get some stuff out of the trunk but the locks were not working. So I manually opened back seat and had to climb over to get things out.
Besides all of this I too have terrible tires. They need to be replaced and I only have $20,000 miles on the car. I have skidded into curbs during the winter to avoid hitting cars since it would not stop.
After today, not sure i feel so safe driving this car with my kids in it. Hopefully they find a fix. This is the SECOND time the TCS light has been coming on also. So if it happens a 3rd time i'll be working towards that lemon law.
Has anyone else had this type of electrical problem. Hopefully they find the problem and its not too serious.
#264 of 547 Re: 2008 CX-9 Grand Touring AWD Troubles [tomhawk1]
Apr 26, 2010 (11:30 pm)
It sounds like you have a occasional short in electrical system somewhere.
There is a known problem with the 12V power socket inside the console.
Tire? 20K is about average.
I couldn't wait to get rid of the lousy tires from Mazda.
BTW, same tires can be found on Toyota Highlander. Just FYI.
Try Yokohama Spec-X. You will not regret it.