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#375 of 547 Re: To CX9 or not in the new 2011? [camryloyalist]
Jan 01, 2011 (12:23 am)
Please check the newest issue of ConsumersReport.
The reliability (based on surveys of its subscribers) of CX9 is actually above Honda Pilot and below Toyota Highlander.
CX9 has Toyota/Lexus transmission (Aisin), revised Ford Duratec engine, and Ford Edge's lengthened chassis. It is a mix of Mazda, Toyota and Ford engineering.
I have owned my '08 GT AWD for 3 yrs and 35K. Only two minor issues taken care of at oil changes. Not bad for second year model if you ask me.
Later models should be even more reliable than my 2008 models.
#376 of 547 ONLY 196 miles..QUALITY is Questionable...2010
Jan 17, 2011 (7:32 pm)
1.Ok, the car has like 196 miles and I walk around the back and note that there is moisture inside the rear tail light; are you kidding me, already???
2. The heated seats DO NOT HEAT...I assume the TSB will cover me on a LATE model 2010? You would have thought they might go thru the inventory and fix it BUt I guess its easier to wait till its sold and then let the owner complain and stand in line???
3. I have a message diagram light on the dash that says the hood is up?? Have opened and closed it about 5 times???? It will NOT go off...
Love the looks but not the initial quality....
Jan 21, 2011 (10:23 pm)
I just got a 2011 CX-9 with tan leather interior but after only 1 week, we noticed the front seat bolster areas look like they're changing color to blue. Anyone else had this problem with the tan interior seats and if so, what can we do?
#378 of 547 Re: FWD CX-9 Sport Wind Noise [alamadeel]
Jan 27, 2011 (9:00 am)
I just bought a 2010 Mazda CX9 Sport 11/1/10 and have had the same problem since we bought it. It's been back to the dealership 3 times. They replaced the passenger door inner seal the first time. That didn't work. They replaced the driver and passenger inner and outer door seals the second time. That didn't work. They replaced the drivers side inner and outer door seals again. That didn't work. They are contacting Mazda about the problem now.
#379 of 547 Metal noise from front brakes
Feb 01, 2011 (8:07 pm)
2010 Mazda CX-9 with 12K miles. When I press the brakes i hear metal/clicking loud noise from the front driver side brake. it is especially noticable when cold. I took it to the dealer, but was told that they couldn't replicate the issue and the car operates as expected.
Any suggestions please.
#380 of 547 Re: Metal noise from front brakes [nikolay23]
Feb 02, 2011 (11:47 am)
Hmmm, If you have not already done so, take it back again and have them do a through check. I had a 2007 cx9, and its probably not the same issue as mine HOWEVER... What I did do was take mine to a trusted mechanic who at first said he could not replicate the sound which sounded like a very distinct click when I would put it in drive after an overnight parking. Soon I noticed that the sound would happen every time I would come to a stop. The mechanic said have them (Mazda) check the transmission and transferbox. I went to them at least 8 times for that sound alone and 8-10 times in the first 11 months of owning that vehicle.
I caught some flak because of some past comments, but I was not making this stuff up , I know there are reputable dealers and tech people... but just like I said would happen, that dealership went under. And by the way their answer to my complaint was to put lithium grease in an attempt to quiet the noise. FAIL... I got rid of the vehicle 77000 miles front transmission and transfer box fail. Now to be fair I will say that is was the first year of the cx9, but my goodness... not even an attempt to fix any of the issues...if you would like I can make a list of things to keep an eye/ ear open for. Just in case.
#381 of 547 Re: Metal noise from front brakes [k1200]
Feb 02, 2011 (3:38 pm)
If you are hearing a "click-click" sound everytime you:
1. Put the vehicle in Drive or Reverse from a stand still...
2. Take off from a red light...
3. Let off the gas...
4. (Ocasionally) hit the brakes...
It is a well know problem, at least in the 2007 MY CX-9s. The repair is to get the front drive shaft splines packed with grease. Apparently there is just enough sloppy clearance between the splines in the drive shaft and the splines in the hub assembly to have some play and cause the "clicl-click" sound.
Mine does it, but it doesnt bother me as much or enough to dish out the money to get them greased. Maybe next time when I replace my front rotors I'll do it myself...
#383 of 547 Noise during the gear change in CX9
Feb 18, 2011 (6:31 pm)
I have a 2008 CX-9, there is a noise when the gear changes from 3rd to 4th, mainly when I accelerate slowly, it is driving me crazy, the engine sounds like one of an old car, anybody has experience the same issue ?