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#511 of 547 Re: 2011 CX9 Transfer Case Crack & Fire; Class Action Suit? [d45]
May 17, 2013 (6:57 pm)
I am so beyond relieved to have found this forum. Im new as of today due to an incident this morning. Long story short, this morning while driving the car to work, it seized at a red light after starting to vibrate. It then started again only to hear this very loud noise and then started to smoke. Scared, I pulled into a gas station (I know I know but I panicked) only to see men running towards me with fire extinguishers in their hands to put out my car that I didnt even realize was on fire!!!! The bottom was shooting up flames. Thank god no one was hurt. I was to find out later in the day that it was the transfer case. I looked into this a bit only to find endless stories of how this has been an ongoing issue with Mazda. My dealership has confirmed this issue stating they have rectified the problem. I drive my 2 year old twins around in this vehicle and I'd have to be on drugs to ever want to sit in it again especially when reading all of these stories about this being a reoccuring problem!!! I plan on contacting Mazda tomorrow in hopes on getting an answer as to why this was not a recall if they knew it was an issue. If I dont get this vehicle somehow reimbursed, then a law suit will be in play....I want to note this is a 2011 CX-9 and before today I have been nothing but 100% happy with this vehicle....If anyone wants to chat about this privately please let me know. Im sure it helps to know others are going through the same thing
#512 of 547 Mazda CX-9 2012
May 19, 2013 (6:27 am)
I'm sorry to hear about some of the transmission problems. I have only 7K on mine and it drives like butter and is solid in it's road handling.
#514 of 547 CX9-Weird Noise in Dash when turning left
May 20, 2013 (7:14 am)
This weekend my 2008 CX9 started making a weird noise when I turned left only...it was like my air compressor ramped up but did not blow harder. We thought it might be from under the car but really sounds like it is from the dash board area. Any suggestions?
#515 of 547 Re: 2011 CX9 Transfer Case Crack & Fire; Class Action Suit? [soscaredmazda]
May 21, 2013 (6:00 am)
Did they actually replace the transfer case.
You should contact Starr Austen Miller at the link below. They cannot move forward on a class action without more cases.
We had the same thing happen and it was my wife driving with our autistic son when the car caught fire. Very dangerous and could have been fatal on the highway. Felt the same way about the car, but now that it is fixed and time has passed, I'm okay with driving it.
Having said that, Mazda needs to do a recall NOW!!!
#516 of 547 Re: CX9 peculiar downshift behavior [ceric]
May 21, 2013 (8:10 am)
My 2010 cx9 22k, always feel like an engine break when it shifts down to 4th gear, normal? Always!
#517 of 547 Re: Mazda CX-9 Transmission Question [rick254]
May 25, 2013 (9:44 am)
Hi Rick, I have a 2008 CX9 and I am experiencing exactly the same problem.
Have you managed to have it fixed?
My Mazda dealer first said it was the ABS, replaced at $1,451., vibration was still there. Then they said it was the rear drive shaft, replaced at $450, vibration was still there. Told them they don't have a clue, that they are just guessing and got all my money back.
I'm going to a local independent garage on Monday.
Any info you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
#518 of 547 Re: 2011 CX9 Transfer Case Crack & Fire; Class Action Suit? [soscaredmazda]
May 30, 2013 (10:32 am)
We had the same exact thing happen last Friday night. The buckling sound and then the smoke. Our mechanic even saw metal in our oil! We are picking up the Mazda tonight and it is under warranty; however, I have been paying out of pocket for a rental car. It is going to cost me $200 through AAA. I don't feel like I should be taking a hit for a KNOWN problem. Any ideas how to approach this with Mazda? All these conversations are making me super nervous about a car I used to love and had NO problems with until this happened. So frustrated!
#519 of 547 Re: Mazda CX-9 Transmission Question [rick254]
Jun 03, 2013 (12:12 pm)
2010 fwd CX9 with 30,000. Had the exact same symptoms when accellerating lightly at about 40 mph. Took it to the dealer (still under warranty) and they changed the transmission fluid. Has been a week now, and I haven't noticed any more shuddering.
#520 of 547 Re: Mazda CX-9 Transmission Question [rick254]
Jun 13, 2013 (6:57 pm)
I am have exactly the same issue - 80k miles, vibrating between 3rd & 4th gear and now squeaking/scaping sound coming from under car in drive shaft or wheel area (I think that's where it's coming from). What did you find or figure out? The local dealers seems to be clueless.