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2007 Mazda CX-9



  • I have a 2010 CX 9 in the dealer right now getting a new transfer case. Started with a clunking sound on acceleration which disappeared after a day, leaving me with front wheel drive only and a problem getting up my steep icey NY driveway for the first time this winter!
  • Well I know it is so maddening to have a brand new car in the dealership for this problem. But on a good note, my wonderful CX9 has been just fine ever since. I still LOVE this car, especially with the new Bridgestone DV1 winter tires on it. :)
  • I had a transfer case fail on my '07 Cx-9 after about 6 months - the dealer replaced it at no cost (and gave me a loaner cx-9) and I never had another issue. I have almost 100K miles on the car now and have enjoyed every drive. Overall, very happy with the car. The only thing close to a complaint I have is that it seems to go through front brakes quicker than I would expect, but it is a heavy car and I have a heavy foot so that may not be that unusual... I'm sure you will be happy with your new car once you get it back!
  • cobra935ocobra935o Posts: 4
    I have a 2007 Mazda CX-9 that the TCS lights come on after making a left turn only (the other skid mark lights come on as well). If I could go everywhere only driving straight, or turning right I would be fine, it started doing this about 6-7 months ago, I thought Mazda was going to come up with a fix for this or there was going to be a recall, but still nothing as of yet. When I cal the dealer, they have never heard of this situation or have ever heard of the TSB for the lights coming on, in that TSB is says to change the yaw sensor, but that thing is 500 bucks to take a guess to see if that would fix the problem. Anyone have any other ideas here? We are also having the same front end noises, squeaks, vibrations etc that everyone else seems to have here, they fixed one, turns out it was a broken motor mount that was making a grinding noise.

    I am also having one other issue, we have no control over the rear AC/heater, has anyone else seen this, bad fuse, bad switch, any ideas here?

    I loved this car when we bought, but the more I have to drive it with these issues, the less I like and the more I just want to get rid of it. This July it will be 4 years old with 63000 miles.

    Thanks for any help,
  • veloguruveloguru Posts: 3
    I had a nasty crash in my 2010 cx-9 where i T-boned another car which jumped a light. A hard enough collision to roll the other car over. My airbag deployed, and both my 2 young children and i were unscratched. Even though the front end of the Mazda was completely destroyed, all the doors were still perfectly aligned and operating fine! This accident happened 5 hours ago, tomorrow I will be back at my Mazda dealer to order a new CX-9.. Awesome car!
  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    edited June 2011
    Wow, glad to hear you are okay!

    You may want to take a few days to get over the shock and soreness before heading for the dealer. People tend to rush out and buy a replacement car quickly after a wreck and you may spend more than you need to if you don't take your time. At least make sure any deposit you put down is refundable. Or get a rental and shop two or three quotes around.
  • cobra935ocobra935o Posts: 4
    Nothing, no one?
  • veloguruveloguru Posts: 3
    Luckily it is a company vehicle, so not too concerned with pricing! :)
  • msmchelesmsmcheles Posts: 11
    Wow! So glad you and your family are ok, and sure re-validates one of the reasons I got a CX9. These cars are so well built and rate great on crash tests. God Bless :)
  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    That helps! Thanks for checking back in and hope you are doing fine.
  • cobra935ocobra935o Posts: 4
    Posting here has been about as helpful as calling Mazda, hehe.
  • msmchelesmsmcheles Posts: 11
    Awwwwww...sorry you did not get a post back, but NOT sorry I don't have the same problem....hehe. But at least you have a response now. :) ;)
  • cobra935ocobra935o Posts: 4
    Hey thanks for the reply, guess people that crash their cars arent the only ones that reply. Frustrating that Mazda has no answers, dealers have no answers, and I guess I am the only one seeing these problems, probably will be the last time I buy a Mazda if they cant get a problem fixed or their dealers dont ever seem to have a clue (I have tried both in my area before my warranty expired). If I go with an Audi or a Volvo at least it will be an experience when I go to the dealer, and if I did get a Volvo, at least everything is covered for the next 5 years. :lemon:
  • davichodavicho Posts: 190
    Sorry I may be a little late....

    TCS light randomly coming on....I cannot help you, mine doesnt do it but mine is a FWD. I thought I had read a while back of someone having this TCS light coming on and it ended up being a transfer case (obviously a 4WD model). It was replaced under warranty but out of pocket could be very costly. So if yours is a 4WD model that may be the problem...I dont know for sure...if yours is FWD then I definately dont know what it could be...sorry!

    The random front end noises....

    Squeek = bumps stops not gliding over the shock rod. Fix...lubricate bump stops with a heavy grease so they slide up and down with out any noise.

    Click-Click noise = axle splines have a little play. Fix...pack the axle splines with axle grease to minimize play.

    Rear blower coming on after turning off vehicle = bad relays. Fix...there is a TSB for that, research it better. Replace both relays under the hood. Part# G115-67-730

    Hope this helps!
  • kerryjthkerryjth Posts: 67
    Anyone have this problem with a 2011 CX-9 ? The headlights are very dim and seem misaligned... my dealer checked them and said they were fine - of course they would say that to send me on my way ,.... BUT they are very dim and it is a safety issue...

    Any suggestions on what to do ? I used to own a Toyota so I was spoiled with GREAT service ...MAZDA is the opposite ....

    HELP ! thx :lemon:
  • kerryjthkerryjth Posts: 67
    SORRY to say but the system is designed to have you buy 4 tires ... so you have to just bite the bullet and pay the $1000 for tires... hope the old ones had some wear ...

    Good Luck ! :cry:
  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    That's an old post you're replying to, so I'm not sure what the outcome was. But if the AWD system requires that the tires match, and the tires are pretty new, you can get one new tire "shaved" to match the circumference of the other three. Assuming you can find a new tire that otherwise matches the existing tire (same tread pattern, etc.).

    Tirerack has info about it.

    Now, if the tire size simply isn't available, that's another story.
  • I have a 2007 GT, bought new. Came with 20-inch wheels: OEM tires were Bridgestones, and they were awful. Only lasted about 36K, then I had to begin the replacement search. At that time, there were only five tires available in the correct size, one of which was the Bridgestone. After research on, settled on Pirelli Scorpions: turned out to be a great tire. The first set lasted 60K, and I replaced them with Pirellis as well, although by that time, there were several more 20-inch tires available, including Kumho and Hankook. I am a little disappointed in the second set of Pirellis: wet traction is not as good as the originals, although otherwise they're about the same. Have about 20K on these tires now, and they seem to be wearing quite well. I plan to dump this car in the next year, as it is a real money pit, but that's another whole story.
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