Last post on May 21, 2009 at 9:07 AM
You are in the Mazda CX-9
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Mazda CX-9, AM General, Auto Repair, SUV
#8 of 10 Re: Mazda CX-9 Stalling [zippydriver]
May 21, 2009 (8:55 am)
tx for posting zippydriver,
you say that mazda knew of the issue "online" what is that, a data base of repairs that they can go through? and if you dont mind what dealership took care of the problem?? tx ken
#9 of 10 Re: Mazda CX-9 Stalling [zippydriver]
May 21, 2009 (8:59 am)
2007 has the 3.5L MZI, same as the one found on Edge.
2008+ has 3.7 MZI engine with revised intake and programming/tuning by Mazda (seem that they were not happy about the defaults from Ford).
The MZI has "drive-by-wire" throttle. It seems that the same device also presents an issue on Ford vehicles as well. There is a TSB on Ford engines, but Mazda has not issued one yet. i.e. throttle problem is well known by Mazda/Ford on this engine. Hopefully, the later ones have better parts than what we got.
I am keeping my fingers crossed for mine. So far so good.
#10 of 10 Re: Mazda CX-9 Stalling [ken92]
May 21, 2009 (9:07 am)
when I took it to the dealer and drove the mechanic around, showing him what happened ie the stalling/rpm fluctuation, he told me that he had already checked the problem with Mazda online (not sure how he does this), and they noted that they had another another car with same problem which was caused by the throttle body. Based on this, and seeing the problem, he said they were authorized to change it. The dealer was Country Mazda Service in Huntington, NY (631) 271-6745. John S. is I believe, the service manager.