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#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.
#521 of 547 Re: CX9-Weird Noise in Dash when turning left [staggs4]
Jun 14, 2013 (4:26 pm)
I just started having something similar happening. Have you found out what the problem is?
#522 of 547 Re: CX9-Weird Noise in Dash when turning left [dbnc]
Jun 14, 2013 (5:47 pm)
I had to have it towed to a different dealer today. Seems there is something up with the transmission, some sort of gear box and if the box locks up while moving on the road, we'd like roll. Not looking forward to hearing the final diagnosis on Monday but I will be fixing and trading this car in sooner rather than later.
Just to be clear here's what has been happening with my car: about a month ago, the car was dead and we replaced the battery. While it was in the shop, I had them do the routine service that was due and rotate the tires. As I was driving away from the service dealer, I noticed that there was a slight vibration between 30-40 mph as I drove and a scraping sound in the front right wheel area. I took it back the next day and he said the drive shaft was going bad. Nothing I needed to fix right now but that it was out of warranty (I'm at 80k). I leave without fixing and as the weeks have progressed, the noise gets louder and begins to sound like a screw that's not oiled but very loud. After several days, I call a new dealer service provider and get the bad news that it's like a major transmission issue and the car is unsafe to drive the 10 minutes to the dealer. (Note I've been driving the car with my three small children daily for weeks now.)
#523 of 547 Re: CX9-Weird Noise in Dash when turning left [staggs4]
Jun 18, 2013 (10:16 am)
I had the exact same issue as staggs4 start about a week ago with the wierd noise behind the dash. It seemed intermittent and although it behaved sort of like a bad wheel bearing since it only happened on the right front when steering left, it didn't sound or feel like a wheel bearing. So I played with it and figured out that it only happens when the fan is on, no matter if the a/c or heat was on or not, it was the fan that mattered. Then I listened more closely and noticed the sound of water sloshing around from behind the dashboard. I brought it to a dealer today. He said he has seen this several times before (though not with a CX-9) and was confident it is just water in the heater box. When I turn left it is sending the water trapped in the heater box to the right and hitting the fan. He said it's an easy fix, they just have to clean out the drain hole and let the water out and it should be fine. They do have to take the wheel off and remove the wheel well plastic so it's still a $99 fee but that's a whole lot better than a few thousand for major front end problem. I hope that's really all it is, I'll let you know when I get the car back.
#524 of 547 Re: CX9-Weird Noise in Dash when turning left [carl_in_ct]
Jun 19, 2013 (3:33 am)
OK, they did the car same day and I picked it up last night. Seems fine, the noise is definitely gone. They said the drain from the heater box was clogged with pollen, small bits of old leaves, stuff like that so it was full of water. I guess they had to pull the passenger front wheel and the plastic part inside the wheel well off to get at the drain hole. So for $99 I can't complain, a lot better than a couple thousand on major front end and/or drive train problems. I'm pretty releived as the car is back to normal so far.
#525 of 547 Re: CX9-Weird Noise in Dash when turning left [carl_in_ct]
Jun 19, 2013 (3:58 am)
My issue seems to require a drive shaft replacement and some fixes to some worn parts in the wheel. $2000 later I hope to get my car back this Friday.
#526 of 547 2013 CX-9 (Driver side A/C warm + front end noise)
Jun 23, 2013 (8:33 am)
I've already taken the car to the dealer once, but they couldn't replicate both issues... it was cool out and raining. Plan to take the car back soon for a second look.
1) Driver side A/C: We've only had the car 6 months and it just started getting warmer here. As a result, didn't need the A/C until now. Long story short, driver side air blows warm to slightly cool air while both passenger side and rear are getting cold air. The situation seems to improve after about thirty minutes driving.
2) The car produces what I can only describe as a rubbing noise at slow speeds when turning right. This doesn't happen all the time and I haven't been able to figure out how to reproduce the sound.
One more problem while I'm at it: I feel like there is significant resistance around 35mph when I take my foot off the gas pedal. The car doesn't coast, it slows down significantly. This normal behavior?
Thanks in advance.