Last post on Nov 14, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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#542 of 547 Re: Mazda CX-9 Transmission Question [cx9rocklin]
Sep 02, 2013 (6:38 pm)
The update for me is that Mazda (USA and two local dealers) have acknowledged they have problems with the drive shaft, transfer case and brake bearing but as my car is outside of their 60k mile warranty, I'm out of luck and out of $4,200. I had to fix it just to get it to the point so I could trade it. No more Mazda's for me. These are clearly safety issues and everyone I talk to locally with the CX-9 have similar issues. I've talked to may 25 people in the last 60 days and all are various stages of exactly the same problem. Sorry, wish I could offer you better news.
#543 of 547 Re: CX-9 Transmission Whine in 6th Gear [bmohorek]
Sep 10, 2013 (10:43 am)
I have a 2010 CX-9 and the whine in 6th gear began at about 30,000 miles. Like everyone else posting here, it starts at 42 mph. I clearly is not a wind or speed issue because if you downshift while going 42 mph from 6th to 5th, the noise goes away. The dealer went for a test drive with me and says he is going to contact Mazda but it's been a month now and nothing has happened. Can anyone please give me an update on this issue? Has anyone received satisfaction?
#544 of 547 Re: Mazda CX-9 Transmission Question [cx9rocklin]
Oct 02, 2013 (8:12 am)
Mazda CX9 vibration (when shifting into 4th gear) finally fixed no thanks to Mazda techs who were just guessing all the time. They replaced the ABS and then the rear drive shaft, vibration was still there, got all my money back.
Finally went to independent garage who agreed it is a transmission problem, and asked if I have had my transmission serviced recently. Told I had a few months ago "at Mazda", he asked how much I paid, told him it was $180., he said that was pretty cheap and suspected they put in the wrong transmission fluid. Couldn't prove it, but he said Mazda CX9 auto transmissions are "high end units" (like BMW. Mercedes etc) and require high end fluid. Cost should be in the $250. range. He recommended putting the correct fluid in, I agreed. The vibration has disappeared and it shifts gears perfectly. Told Mazda, haven't had a reply yet!
#545 of 547 Re: Mazda CX-9 Transmission Question [jackcx9]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 02, 2013 (8:42 am)
Feel free to write up a service review about your experience.
#547 of 547 Mazda CX-9 Stopped While Backing Up
Nov 14, 2013 (2:25 pm)
I think this is a new one. While backing up, it just went dead. Nothing obvious. No unusual warning lights. Restarted on first try. And has run okay since. But very strange - any ideas??