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#452 of 512 Re: 2009 CX-9 AWD GT TCS problems on tight turns [mebarbara]
Jan 29, 2012 (5:58 pm)
Did you ever get a response to your question? The TSB# for this problem is: SB-04-003-10. I had this same problem last summer (2011), brought it to the dealership's attention & they could not find a solution. At the time I brought it in, the car did not exhibit the noise & I was not aware of the TSB. My car is now not under warranty & I'm looking to see how much this is going to cost me. Thanks.
#453 of 512 Re: CX-9 Transmission Whine in 6th Gear [skaplan]
Jan 31, 2012 (10:31 am)
skaplan - Did you ever receive resolution to your transmission whine problem? It is related to the torque converter which engages at around 42mph in 6th gear under steady speed. I have the same problem which has progressively worsened.
#454 of 512 Re: CX-9 Transmission Whine in 6th Gear [mcx9]
Feb 01, 2012 (8:53 am)
The dealer, after consulting with Mazda, concluded it was a vehicle characteristic and not a problem. They indicate that many CX-9's make such a sound, though no others I drove sound like mine. They also say they have no problems with these transmissions, which are Asins such as found in Lexus, etc... I too find that the problem kicks in right around 42mph when going into 6th. Generally on a straight away where steady speed can be maintained. I'd say the sound extends up to around 47mph. Dealer speculated that the clutch, and I think he meant torque converter as you say, was going in and out at that speed, or transitioning, and thus the sound I hear. The indicator consistently shows 6th gear, and the ride is smooth without problem, so I have no sense that the tranny is transitioning. Their response does not satisfy me, and I have a case number. Perhaps if you get to the same point, we can then point them to multiple reports of the same issue.
#455 of 512 Re: CX-9 Transmission Whine in 6th Gear [skaplan]
May 31, 2012 (9:37 pm)
Any more info on this problem? I just bought a used 2010 CX-9 GT and
it is showing the exact same issue at 42 mph.... I have seen other posts
mentioning whining noise but not specific to speed, saying it may be
related to fuel pump issue?
#457 of 512 Glare from steering wheel emblem in center of post
Jun 28, 2012 (6:53 am)
I am getting intermittent glare, depending on the position of the sun, from the plastic and chrome Mazda emblem in the center of the steering column. This is distracting and aggravating...wondered if anyone else has experienced this. Of course there is always another use for duct tape!
#458 of 512 Re: Glare from steering wheel emblem in center of post [kingbee0602]
Jun 28, 2012 (1:34 pm)
...or tilt and fore/aft adjustment.
#459 of 512 Mazda CX9 serious safery concern
Jul 06, 2012 (9:11 pm)
We own a 2007 Mazda CX9 with only 30,000 miles. We just moved from Boston to Dallas and about a month ago the right front axle fell apart - we thought we had heard something hit the car in the highway but when we took the car to the shop we were were told it was severely rusted. Luckily it did not break on the highway. Then the guys at the shop said the the right front suspension was also rusted and recommended changing it; then they said the same about the left rear and finally about the right rear suspension. Then they say that the exhaust will need to be replaced too. After expending a lot of money on the car we are now told we are probably looking at $8,000-$10,000 to fix everything. Again this is a car with only 30,000 miles that slept in a garage its entire life. Of course, Mazda response was that this is normal and not covered by the guarantee. I would like to know if anyone else has had a similar experience. I have no doubt that this issue will be a major recall for Mazda because it represents a major safety concern. I recommend that anyone with a CX9 living in the North East takes their car in for an inspection. Hopefully enough people raise their voice and forces Mazda to fix this issue.
#460 of 512 Re: CX-9 Transmission Whine in 6th Gear [bmohorek]
Jul 07, 2012 (12:59 pm)
No, but I have a service coming up and will try another dealer who is local. I do have a complaint and case number on file with Mazda. Perhaps we can cross reference each if you do the same.
#461 of 512 Re: Windows going down while car was off? [aviboy97]
Jul 13, 2012 (3:45 am)
I own a 2007 CX9. I have experienced a similar problem. In my case, the front windows and the sunroof open by themselves soon after I close the door and before I have the chance to lock the car. The strange part is that it is not a consistent behavior. It happens only once every 10 times. Another possibly related issue is that, while driving, the doors lock by themselves and then unlock again a second later. I would appreciate input from anyone who has been able to correct this.