Last post on Nov 14, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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#499 of 547 My CX-9 Refuses to start up after battery dead
Mar 21, 2013 (8:38 pm)
I have the 2008 Mazda cx-9. Two days ago i noticed that I couldn't unlock the doors using the keyless. On close examination i discovered the car battery was completely drained. No problems at all with the keyless entry. I had to jump the battery with that of a Toyota Camry 2005. All the lights on the dashboard came on quite alright, the lift gate works just fine and everything else. But the car engine just wouldn't start! I used INNOVA 3100 OBD2 to check but it didn't return anything. The engine check sign stays solid on the display. Anybody with info or help on this?
#500 of 547 Re: 2011 CX9 Transfer Case Crack & Fire; Class Action Suit? [aman5]
Mar 22, 2013 (4:19 am)
I finally pick up my car today from the dealer after over a month to get the transfer case and transmission replaced.
The dealer has said that the replacement transfer case is upgrade, but I will believe it when I see it. I am very concerned that I will face this problem again.
To the last poster, please contact Starr Austen. I reached out to them with my details and basically they need more evidence to pursue this. The more people who contact them increases the chances that we can get Mazda to address this. I will be sending them all the paperwork from the dealer tonight.
My major concern at this point is as you stated that this could happen to someone else on the highway and very tragic consequences. Should be recalled now!!!!
#501 of 547 Re: 2011 CX9 Transfer Case Crack & Fire; Class Action Suit? [edrooney]
Mar 27, 2013 (8:10 am)
I can confirm your suspicion that the new transfer case may not be an improved version. On my 2010 CX9, all of the oil burned out and the transmission seized up as my wife was pulling out of the drive. She also has a car full of small children. This happened at 27,000 miles in Sept of 2012. They towed it, replaced the transfer case saying the defect had been fixed. Now, five months later, There is oil leaking from it and a second dealer is saying they have to replace the transfer case again. As much as I tried to get an expert explanation on why this is happening, they wont even try to comment. The service person says that we replace quite a few of them but will not comment on whether or not the problem might repeat. He uses the analogy of a light bulb saying that the problem is unrelated to other functions of the car and that the problem is specific to the TC. In other words, all he can do is replace the 3,000 light bulb. Sounds pretty dumb and unprofessional to me. I'm not sure who to contact to make sure this wont happen again after my powertrain warranty is up in two years.
#502 of 547 Re: 2011 CX9 Transfer Case Crack & Fire; Class Action Suit? [d45]
Mar 27, 2013 (11:05 am)
Just posting an update on my case.
We got the car back last Friday, but it does not seem to be operating correctly.
Lots of hard upshifts and downshifts with clunking.
But more importantly the transmission does not seem to shift correctly. This only seems to be when the car is first started. I have had the car in first gear pulling out of the driveway and the engine revs to over 4k and will not shift and crawls along. Same things happens in higher gears as well. This is again a safety issue if you are pulling out into traffic or making a left hand turn across traffic.
I'm taking videos and bringing back to dealer next week.
For anyone who has this problem, again please contact the attorneys listed in a prior post.
#503 of 547 Mazda CX-9 Transmission Question
Apr 02, 2013 (3:48 am)
We have a 2008 CX-9 with about 85,000 miles on it. Approximately 10,000 miles ago it started exhibiting the following symptoms:
When going about 30-40 mph under very light load (level or slightly downhill), when the transmission is showing it is in 4th gear, the car will vibrate slightly when you put light pressure on the accelerator. The feeling is very much like running over mild rumble strips on the road. If you accelerate more aggressively, it runs smoothly/normally. If you put the transmission in manual mode, it will not display these symptoms - only when in automatic mode.
This started out very subtlety - my wife would point it out to me and I couldn't even notice it. But over time it has gotten more and more pronounced.
Again - only seems to happen when going between 30-40 mph in 4th gear under light load and when light acceleration.
Any idea what this is or what I should do about it? The transmission fluid has never been changed. My wife did take it to a Mazda dealer some months ago but all he said was "it's the transmission" and indicated it would cost about $2500 to repair. He also didn't seem to think it was anything that could suddenly get worse and let us stranded.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
#505 of 547 Mazda CX-9 Uses Oil
Apr 11, 2013 (8:30 am)
I have a 2011 CX-9 with 20,000 miles. It uses about 1 quart of oil per 5,000. Is that high? It seems like a lot to me. I'd appreciate any advice. Is that the norm for others? Thanks, Rick.
#506 of 547 Re: Mazda CX-9 Uses Oil [rkiley]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Apr 13, 2013 (5:46 am)
I have a car that uses a quart about every 4K miles, and that bugs me, too... However, that is well within spec, and I can't find anything wrong with the car, and every service writer or mechanic I've discussed it with says it is nothing to worry about...
How often do you change the oil?
#507 of 547 Re: Mazda CX-9 Uses Oil [kyfdx]
Apr 13, 2013 (9:34 am)
Is the car a CX-9?
Our CX-9 oil has been changed at slightly shorter intervals than the recommended 5000 miles (we just changed it for the fifth time at 23000). So far all changes are by the dealer.
Everyone tells me not to worry, too. There is no sign of leakage or exhaust smoke.
Mazda has requested to measure/monitor at the next two 1000 mile intervals.
#508 of 547 Re: Mazda CX-9 Uses Oil [rkiley]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Apr 13, 2013 (6:50 pm)
Nope.. Mine isn't a Mazda... that was a general comment. Generally, you can't get a dealer's attention unless you are using at least one quart per thousand miles.
Assuming nothing comes from it, I'd start adding a half quart at 2500 miles. I've been doing that about every 2000 miles. I wish it wasn't using/leaking oil, but not much I can do about it, without identifying the issue (which I haven't been able to do).