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#273 of 547 Re: Windows going down while car was off? [tomhae]
May 16, 2010 (7:27 pm)
I have a 2009 Mazda CX-9. Two days ago while I was at work - the car was locked and turned off - the 2 front windows rolled down and the sunroof was open. They were all closed when I went into the building & down when I came out 1 hour later. I called the dealer & he had never heard of it. Said I could bring it in & they would see if they could find out anything. Over the weekend, it has not happened again. I'm not sure if I should take it in or wait to see if it happens again. I have had the car for 10 months & this is the first time this has happened.
#274 of 547 Re: Power outlet - charger gets stuck [msmcheles]
May 17, 2010 (6:31 am)
Which San Bernardino dealer are you talking about? California I take it correct? If so, there is no San Bernardino delaer anymore. It used to be Center Chevrolet and Mazda, they closed about 2 years ago and then it was San Bernardino Mitsubishi-Mazda and they closed about 6 months ago. Try Tom Bell's Redlands Auto Plaza formerly known as Redlands Auto Center, Riverside Mazda, or Romero Hyundai-Mazda in Ontario, CA
Personally my best experience has been with Romero Hyundai-Mazda in the Ontario Auto Center.
#275 of 547 Re: Windows going down while car was off? [denver10]
May 18, 2010 (8:57 pm)
Have you tried this?
Press the unlock buttom from the remote (SmartKey or not). Press it again.
Now press again and hold it, you will see the both front windows roll down and moonroof roll backward. This is a feature that is less know to people who don't read manual completely (which is 99% of the owners).
What I am saying is that, was there any chance that your remote was pressed unknowingly at least 3 times while you were very close to your vehicles? (such as you sitting on it etc.)
#276 of 547 Re: Windows going down while car was off? [denver10]
May 19, 2010 (1:04 pm)
I have a 2009 Mazda CX-9. Two days ago while I was at work - the car was locked and turned off - the 2 front windows rolled down and the sunroof was open.
Your front windows and moon roof will open if you press and hold down the "unlock" button on your remote. You must have held it too long. Your dealer should have mentioned this feature to you.
To be sure, go and try it. I bet your front windows and moon roof will open!
#277 of 547 Devil in the rear vents?
May 22, 2010 (1:43 pm)
My 09 Sport seems to keep blowing air from the rear vents even if I turn off the rear controls on the dashboard. If anyone can confirm they had the same issue or if that's the way it's supposed to work I'd sure appreciate it.
#278 of 547 Re: Devil in the rear vents? [tiruvan]
May 22, 2010 (7:58 pm)
There is a TSB for it.
The relays need to be replaced.
Search for that. It only cost a few dollars and you can DIY.
If under warranty, dealer should be able to do that on the spot.
Most dealers should be aware of this issue.
#279 of 547 Re: Devil in the rear vents? [tiruvan]
May 23, 2010 (8:52 pm)
Oh yeah....been through that...many, many times.... and they replaced the relays, I gave up on after numerous issues, and having the dealership act as if I was the problem. Mine was an 07 CX9 . If I remember correctly I had mine in the shop 13 times in about an 8 or 9 month period.. I really liked that vehicle, but I seemed to spend more time in their filthy loaners...never again
#280 of 547 Re: Devil in the rear vents? [k1200]
May 24, 2010 (3:59 pm)
Do you still have the CX9? Seems not.
Anyway, 2007 was the 1st year model.
Like any vehicle of 1st year, it has more issues than later ones.
The list of TSBs also confirms my point. Longest for 2007.
For me, 2+ year of owning a 2008 CX9 GT AWD + Moonroof + NAVI with 29K,
only 1 issue with window failing to roll down due to insufficient glue at factory.
Took care of that at oil change.
Either I was extremely lucky or you were extremely the opposite.
ConsumersReport shows that CX9 is a very reliable vehicle overall.
(mostly red dots, not black)
My guess is that you were the unlucky one.
Personally, I would avoid all 1st year model even for a Toyota or Honda.
#281 of 547 Re: Devil in the rear vents? [ceric]
May 24, 2010 (5:48 pm)
You are right about it was the 1st year for that...and I kind of expected some issues...that goes for any new model .
And I will not bad mouth them or bash them, I have driven RX7 and a few other models and they were great, and a lot of fun.
My CX9 was actually fun to drive , but I guess the bugs had to be worked out...Quick story....the day I took delivery...nice new car smell the works...jumped in with my wife and drove off. She took a CD out of her bag for the ride....pressed the CD button, waited to say "IN", tried to put the CD in, won't go....hmmm pulled over to take a closer look. AH Ha ! there is a CD player, they forgot to cut the slot so you can insert it... ..I said "I dont think this car is done yet" X-D
#282 of 547 Re: Devil in the rear vents? [k1200]
May 25, 2010 (10:23 am)
You know, a lot of customers' dissatisfaction about an automobile was caused by lousy dealers, not the automaker itself. The dealer may be incapable of repairing or diagnosing issues properly and quickly. The dealer could fail to prep a new vehicle before delivery to customers. Those are issues caused by dealers. Mazda is not very outstanding in this area. My favorite dealer is superb, however. My nearest one is not.
US laws on automobile is structured in such a way that the automakers have very little control over how their dealers conduct business other than some forms of reward system.
A great vehicle needs a great dealer to support it. Any brand of vehicles have their share of issues. Some may have less than others. I own my vehicles for 7-8 years typically. I usually expect 1 or 0 problem with them. Other than the infamous BMW I once owned, of course.
P.S. I don't buy 1st year model, ever.