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#528 of 547 Re: 2011 CX9 Transfer Case Crack & Fire; Class Action Suit? [edrooney]
Jun 26, 2013 (4:48 am)
So disappointed to be reading all these posts as the same thing just happened to my 2009 CX-9. The car started shuddering and making loud clanking noises and stalled right in the middle of the road. Thank goodness I was on a rural road and not a highway as I had my three year old in the back seat! After reading all this, I contacted Mazda and we are waiting to see if they will cover any/all of the repairs since its not under warranty anymore. ugh, how has this problem not be recalled!
#529 of 547 Re: 2011 CX9 Transfer Case Crack & Fire; Class Action Suit? [dan302]
Jun 26, 2013 (7:10 am)
I would love to hear what Mazda tells you and I'm not under warranty either and they (Maxda USA) basically told me to take a hike.
#530 of 547 Mazda CX9 foul sulful rotten egg smell
Jun 26, 2013 (10:41 pm)
We have a CX9 2012 with 15,000 miles, 9 months old. First owners. Full and extended warranty. Could not ask for better right? Surprise!!!!
Everything OK until last week. Out of the blue the a pungent fresh gasoline smell made it to the inside of the cabin while driving on highway. It lasted several minutes and we stopped in panic after realizing it was not coming from the old Econoline in front of us. Husband went under the car, checked nothing was leaking. I opened the hood and it was like opening a can of rotten eggs! Now the raw gasoline smell is mostly gone but the rotten egg smell happens sporadically and its intensity varies too. The dealer checked the car yesterday and concluded nothing was wrong, and that the smell is normal (WHAT? a 2012 model at almost $40,000 ???). He used a document issued by Mazda document recommending the following :
- Refill the car with good quality gasoline and drive 100 miles. We did that and nothing has changed.
- Do not drive short distances. We were driving on highway for 8 hours stretches when this started. So, I guess.... Moreover, what do regular people want their car for when they live in the suburbs? 2-5 mile drives to stores and soccer fields. Right? Therefore, I asked Mazda USA (in California) to clarify what short distance means since it is their document. They refused to clarify and passed on the responsibility to do so to the dealer. I have not asked him yet but I imagine what his answer will be.
- Avoid quick acceleration
After reading the recommendations I told the dealer what I wrote above: basically I fulfill the recommendations before taking it to the dealer's: filled-it with Shell, drove after that over 150 miles, all on highway, mostly using the cruise control so no sudden acceleration happened, and yet ROTTEN EGG SMELL!!!!!! The dealer said take it, observe it, bring it back so that we check it again and maybe we will contact Mazda directly. That is what my extended warranty bought me? Additional trips to convince the dealer to take action?
For now I am keeping the name of the dealer to myself. Will be public tomorrow if they give the same story again after a second check-up. I do not get why when the car is under full and extended warranty the dealer is covering Mazda's a... And Mazda, what kind of explanation is that? Please stand for your product! Mazda tends to make excellent cars so a few flukes here and there should be taken care of and not denied. Or, is it because Mazda is aware that this is just the tip of the iceberg? By the way, there a number of Mazda models included in that list of recommendations. Not only the CX9. So yeah, it looks like Mazda is trying to convince the stupid user that rotten egg smell in a very new vehicle is normal. How trendy, how sexy! Maybe the objective is to force us roll-down the windows rain or shine to make sure the other cars can hear the sound system that commes with the car. Yes, and that is normal!
#531 of 547 Re: CX9-Weird Noise in Dash when turning left [ruthc11]
Jul 29, 2013 (12:17 pm)
I took my 2011 CX9 to the dealer because when I put it in reverse, from park, I hear a click under the car. He told me he hears the click in all gears, but can't say why. He gave me a rental and kept the car, until he figures out the problem? Any Suggestions?
#532 of 547 Re: CX9-Weird Noise in Dash when turning left [ozey]
Jul 29, 2013 (1:15 pm)
Depending on where the click is coming from, I'd suggest its the transfer case (I've read similar posts to what you're describing) or the brake bearing is the noise is coming from the wheel.
#533 of 547 Mazda CX9 Grand touring
Jul 30, 2013 (10:31 am)
I have been interested in buying this vehicle used a 2008, but now I see all these reviews and am second guessing. I looked at other consumer reports and the rate is excellent says the car has minor issues, are these problems only with the '08 or all of them. As far as I see they didn't change much on the vehicle. I mean some people say they love it and some hate it. I am so confused. I love this car I test drove it runs great beautiful condition but now I leary.
#534 of 547 Re: Mazda CX9 Grand touring [hala1]
Jul 30, 2013 (10:39 am)
I loved mine but hated the $4200 repair bill on issues Mazda USA and the dealers acknowledge are 'known'. I also didn't appreciate Mazda's 'your SOL' attitude. I spent $4200 just to trade it in for a Mercedes GLK (2011).
Aug 03, 2013 (6:39 pm)
So my wife takes the SUV to a paintless dent repair and within an hour the tech states that now the radio , back up, dome light, fob and camera stopped working. WTH. He did say the fob was in his back pocket next to his cell phone, but she has it near the phone all the time.
Is it a code issue and does anyone know the codes if they think it is related to this.
#536 of 547 Re: Mazda CX-9 Transmission Question [ruthc11]
Aug 10, 2013 (9:19 am)
Same problem with what feels like shuddering at between 30-40mph. Wife found that ifs she uses manual mode it does not happen. Seems to be in Auto mode only so could be software issue. Tranny fluid looks good. Fuse was good as well. WE ARE LISTENING.
#537 of 547 Re: Mazda CX-9 Transmission Question [mshafer955]
Aug 10, 2013 (10:05 am)
If it's only happening in automode, that might suggest you have the bad transfer case issue...but I'm not sure.