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#318 of 547 Re: 2009 CX-9 AWD GT TCS problems on tight turns [gkorea]
Jun 28, 2010 (7:23 pm)
We have the same issue on slow moderate turns on pavement with speeds under 20 mph. Does not matter if it is left or right, wet or dry, up or down but it is in the same curves most of the time (~60%).
Was able to duplicate it once for the Mazda service department supervisor on their lot. He said he thought it was a TSC "feature' and that there was not parameters for changing the programming of the system (AKA They could not fix it.) and that Mazda the corporation would not do anything to fix it unless they were forced to. That was five months ago and it is at the dealer service department today getting the heated seat problem fixed, an oil change, and the grinding ("rubbing effect") problem looked into by the new Mazda service department supervisor. (Nine hours later they say they need to keep the car...)
This could be a neat car if it were not for curves...
Let me know if anyone has better luck with a fix for this "feature".
#319 of 547 Re: 2009 CX-9 AWD GT TCS problems on tight turns [frandallx]
Jun 29, 2010 (9:39 pm)
Seriously, if your local Mazda dealer's master technician can't fix the problem, go to another one. Some master tech is better than others.
#320 of 547 Re: CX-9 Electrical Problems = Body Control Module Water Damage [davicho]
Jul 09, 2010 (11:58 am)
davicho, i understand the sunroof drain tube clogged, but why is the BCM (& other electrical components) located where water drains as designed?
This is clearly not a one-off issue and is a serious design issue.
#321 of 547 front breaks noise
Jul 12, 2010 (11:07 am)
when I break, the car front wheels and steering shake and the steering wheel sometimes spin to the right. They first they shaved the disks, then changed it, but still the same. Any suggestions? Thank you!
#322 of 547 Keyless Entry Problem
Jul 23, 2010 (7:25 am)
My keyless entry FOB was starting to act funny and intermittently not working unless I pulled it from my pocket and held it out. Yesterday, it just stopped working so I replaced the battery thinking it was the battery. I have already changed the battery once about 6 months ago and prior it worked for over a year. So, any ideas what the problem could be? I had to use the key yesterday...and I don't like it as I've gotten spoiled by just pressing the door handle and turning the ignition!! Also, I pressed the exclamation mark (!) on the fob one time and it seemed to work but I guess I just got lucky that one time.
Thanks in advance for any advise or insight.
#323 of 547 Re: Keyless Entry Problem [horseygirl]
Jul 23, 2010 (7:47 am)
did u recently get a new cell phone with a strong wireless signal? perhaps there is some new interference with any new electronics you may have?
#324 of 547 Re: Keyless Entry Problem [jcpharm]
Jul 23, 2010 (11:54 am)
Nope, same phone I've had that has never had an effect on it before.
Do these things go bad? I wonder if it matters which way the battery goes in...you know + or - up or down. Hmmm.. ???
Thanks for the thought and reply ))
#325 of 547 Re: Keyless Entry Problem [horseygirl]
Jul 23, 2010 (1:19 pm)
Definately matters whether + is up or down. I would check that first and foremost.
#326 of 547 Re: Keyless Entry Problem [davicho]
Jul 23, 2010 (3:49 pm)
BINGO!!!! + side facing up and viola, it works!!
Guess I won't make that mistake again!!
#327 of 547 Re: 2009 CX-9 AWD GT TCS problems on tight turns [frandallx]
Aug 06, 2010 (11:50 am)
Just FYI, Mazda will have a fix for this "Feature" available to all CX-9 users in January. I have been dealing with this exact issue and my Dealer was nice enough to get Mazda Engineering involved. Basically the ABS module needs to be reprogrammed. They are installing a "Pre" distribution module on my car this week that they say will fix the issue. They also said that Mazda CX-9 owners will begin recieving letters in January 2011 to have them come in to have the ABS module reprogrammed with the new software fix they came up with. I asked why would take so long to get the fix out to the general public and I haven't gotten an answer on that yet. Sooooo, with that said, know that there IS a fix for it, it has to do with the ABS module's programming. Mazda Engineering INSISTED this is NOT a safety issue and the car is fine for driving even with it causing the TCS light to turn on and the slippery lights to come on, on curves at 20-30mph on perfectly dry pavement. Its just a programming error that needs resolved.
So I got to give kudos to my dealership for NOT dropping the issue originally when Mazda's original answer was to just reset the module and reprogram it, as that never fixed it for me. They pushed it with Mazda Engineering, they say the new module with the updated software will fix it. YAY!