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Mazda CX-9 Problems

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  • horseygirlhorseygirl Posts: 13
    Nope, same phone I've had that has never had an effect on it before.

    Do these things go bad? I wonder if it matters which way the battery goes in...you know + or - up or down. Hmmm.. ??? :blush:

    Thanks for the thought and reply :-)))
  • davichodavicho Posts: 190
    Definately matters whether + is up or down. I would check that first and foremost.
  • horseygirlhorseygirl Posts: 13
    edited July 2010
    BINGO!!!! + side facing up and viola, it works!!

    Guess I won't make that mistake again!!

    Thanks!!
  • Just FYI, Mazda will have a fix for this "Feature" available to all CX-9 users in January. I have been dealing with this exact issue and my Dealer was nice enough to get Mazda Engineering involved. Basically the ABS module needs to be reprogrammed. They are installing a "Pre" distribution module on my car this week that they say will fix the issue. They also said that Mazda CX-9 owners will begin recieving letters in January 2011 to have them come in to have the ABS module reprogrammed with the new software fix they came up with. I asked why would take so long to get the fix out to the general public and I haven't gotten an answer on that yet. Sooooo, with that said, know that there IS a fix for it, it has to do with the ABS module's programming. Mazda Engineering INSISTED this is NOT a safety issue and the car is fine for driving even with it causing the TCS light to turn on and the slippery lights to come on, on curves at 20-30mph on perfectly dry pavement. Its just a programming error that needs resolved.

    So I got to give kudos to my dealership for NOT dropping the issue originally when Mazda's original answer was to just reset the module and reprogram it, as that never fixed it for me. They pushed it with Mazda Engineering, they say the new module with the updated software will fix it. YAY!
  • wdhytewdhyte Posts: 92
    so where do we find instructions on how/where to inspect for a clog(s) and remedy if found?
  • davichodavicho Posts: 190
    There is no instructions on how to check for clogs. Its all about preventative measures...open up you moonroof and clean around the track area every time you wash your CX-9, try not to park underneath trees that may produce debris, etc.
  • wdhytewdhyte Posts: 92
    we park under trees only when necessary (in 100+ temps here in TX!!)...otherwise its garaged...where are the drains? Leading or trailing edge of the opening? One on each side I presume? I'll pay extra attention to the track, et al, of the roof opening but I'd sure like to know what I'm looking at/for...guess I could ask the dealer the next time in as we have a few *issues* that need to be looked at.
    Thanks...Dave
  • davichodavicho Posts: 190
    My CX-9 does not have a sunrrof/moonroof so I cannot tell you precisely where the drains are located, however, in previous vehicles and from my experience working in a parts dept. they are usually located on either side on the front part of the moonrrof and they look like just a small hole on the sheet metal. Hope this helps.
  • bruce91bruce91 Posts: 1
    I recently had all four tires replaced because the dealership told me the rear tires were worn. I had Costco install new tires same size and model as when I bought the car. Costco told me the tires were worn not because of the miles (50k) but because of an alignment/suspension issue. I brought the car back to the dealership for an alignment and they found that the nuts to perform the alignment were frozen/corroded and it would take them hours to try to get the nuts loose and/or they may break the nuts and the costs may go up. I pulled the car from them and since have tried to deal with Mazda Cust Service who declined any assistance stating it was outside influences. Has anyone else had this problem?
  • robh63robh63 Posts: 4
    I saw your post since we had water in the passenger side of the cabin. Our '08 CX-9 was previously owned. The problem is the drain lines from the sunroof and the evaporator line from the A/C were clogged with leaves, dirt, pine needles, etc. The water somehow overflow into my front ventilation system and sat in the fan housing. Therefore when I had the a/c fan on and turned, I'd see water coming out the passenger side under the glove box. At this point I think you know all this but just to add my confirmation.
    It took two visits to the dealer to remedy. The problem only occurred when the A/C was on, which is why it didn't happen the first three months when the weather was cooler. The lines were clogged and the a/c condensation kept building until it overflowed.
    The first time the dealer flushed the sunroof drain lines (I think four) and lots of leaves and dirt flushed out. We took it home and had the same problem a day later. You could hear the water shifting in the fan housing as you turned just enough to allow the blades to contact the water and throw it in the cabin.

    The selling dealer helped much by calling out the hidden drain line under the exhaust that services the A/C evaporator line. They have to remove part of the exhaust to clean out this port. The dealer had to put a hanger up there to finally clear it and they got a shower of water and debris. All is fine now.

    Lesson: Don't park your CX-9 under trees apparently. Not sure if the owner did this with his sunroof open, but who knows. It all seem ridiculous to me. Never had this problem with a cheapo Escort GT with a sunroof. In addition, if it did clog, why not have the over flow go outside the vehicle? If you garage them, you shouldn't have a problem, so they say. But if your cx9 is in dusty, dirty, leafy conditions, you may want to flush the lines from your sunroof annually.

    Hope that helps.
  • robh63robh63 Posts: 4
    We recently had water in the passenger side of the cabin. Our '08 CX-9 was previously owned.

    The problem is the drain lines from the sunroof and the evaporator line from the A/C were clogged with leaves, dirt, pine needles, etc. The water somehow overflowed into the front ventilation system and sat in the fan housing. Therefore when I had the a/c fan on and turned, I'd see water coming out the passenger side under the glove box.

    It took two visits to the dealer to remedy. The problem only occurred when the A/C was on, which is why it didn't happen the first three months when the weather was cooler. The lines were clogged and the a/c condensation kept building until it overflowed.

    The first time the dealer flushed the sunroof drain lines (I think four) and lots of leaves and dirt flushed out. We took it home and had the same problem a day later. You could hear the water shifting in the fan housing as you turned the vehicle just enough to allow the blades to contact the water and throw it in the cabin.

    The hidden fix was when the selling dealer helped by calling out the hidden drain line under the exhaust that services the A/C evaporator line. Many dealers don't know about this, and they only found out by calling Mazda direct. They have to remove part of the exhaust to clean out this port. The dealer had to put a hanger up there to finally clear it and they got a shower of water and debris. All is fine now.

    Lesson: Don't park your CX-9 under trees apparently. Not sure if the owner did this with his sunroof open, but who knows. It all seem ridiculous to me. Never had this problem with a cheapo Escort GT with a sunroof. In addition, if it did clog, why not have the over flow go outside the vehicle? If you garage them, you shouldn't have a problem, so they say. But if your cx9 is in dusty, dirty, leafy conditions, you may want to flush the lines from your sunroof annually.

    Hope that helps anyone who has a similar problem.
  • robh63robh63 Posts: 4
    When we have the rear ventilation control button activated on the dashboard, the rear controls don't seem to work. The dealer says they're working normally. However, when you turn the fan control knob it either turns it on or off. The heat/cool knob seems to work fine. Anyone having a similar problem?
  • ozeyozey Posts: 18
    is the car still under warranty? So what was the reason they don't want to fix it? I would take them to court.
    I found out that the car is as good as the service. I wish Mazda know that!
  • ozeyozey Posts: 18
    My rear knob came off and the vent fall into the hall and I could not get it out, shabby construction. Not covered by warranty!!! They told me my kids pushed it in on purpose!
    So far I found that Mazda services is not up-to my expectation.
  • shokshok Posts: 2
    I was reading your post today (Sept 26 2010) and noticed the same problem driving down i70 off Eisenhower/Johnson tunnel heading to Vail. The brake was pulsating when I tried stepping on it. Mine is 2008 w/ 15,000 miles on it. I'm not sure what the problem is, I only notice it on downhill braking. Did you take your car to dealership and what was the problem?
  • ozeyozey Posts: 18
    they replace the rotor twice, now is fine.
  • bberkebberke Posts: 26
    Ok, I hope this does not get buried at the bottom of the thread. My wife first discovered a clunk noise sounding like it came from the rear when she accelerated and turned. Latter the noise came from just accelerating going up a hill. The dealer cannot find the problem. They first replaced the rear differential on the mfg advice. Did not fix it. Now they have it up on a rack comparing part by part to the other all wheel drive they have on the lot.

    The car will have been in the shop 2 weeks Thursday. How long should we wait? What are our next steps? Do we contact mfg direct. What advice do you have?

    They cannot figure out the problem. They gave us a loaner car, it cannot hold all the kids my wife picks up from school so it is very inconvenient and concerning to have a new car with 8000 miles on it and no one can tell us what the problem is.
  • cericceric Posts: 1,093
    I am betting on the bearings.
    Tell your dealer mechanics to check the bearings.
  • bberkebberke Posts: 26
    Not the bearings, I asked. Now 15 days in the shop on car with 9000 miles and they are calling Mazda again. They don't have a clue, but Missouri lemon laws apply soon. I am not sure how they could have absolutely no clue. They replaced the rear differential and now are checking the motor mounts! Wow.
  • cericceric Posts: 1,093
    You did say "come from the rear", right?
    How could it be motor mount, I wonder?
    Ever thought about taking it to another dealer that is more capable?
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