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2009 Mazda CX-9 repairs by problem area

Engine (5%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (22%)

Suspension and Steering (27%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 102 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2009 Mazda CX-9.

2009 Mazda CX-9 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (35%)

$100 - $499 (47%)

< $100 (4%)

Chart based on 51 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2009 Mazda CX-9 4dr SUV

273-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda CX-9 in Hawaii, United States
Jun 2014 - Nov 2014
Jun 2014

29000 mi
Engine trouble light, gas cap light and other warning coming on. Dealer said it needed new sensors - cost over $1,000. I disconnected battery and waited 30 minutes then re=connected battery. Now all lights are off and no trouble now. 
Mazda CX-9 in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Sep 2013
May 2012

74500 mi

US $244
Felt a grinding sound in the left front brake. Went to my independent garage and he found that the rotors needed to be turned and we replaced the brake pads at the same time. This the FIRST time we've needed brakes! 
Nov 2012

79700 mi

US $140
Engine had been turning over much slower than usual. 
Feb 2013

82500 mi
The "SMART CARD" ignition key stopped working. Changed battery but still won't work. 
Mazda CX-9 in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2013 - Sep 2016
Apr 2013

29000 mi

US $150
Low A/C charge, added freon. OK now Electric window motor failed. Replaced. OK Now. 
Jul 2013

30000 mi

US $150
Electric window motor failed. Both front window motors have now failed. 
Sep 2014

36000 mi

US $105
Water leak into front passenger foot well. Problem was plugged sun roof drain. Dealer blew out drain with air hose. Fixed now. 
Jun 2015

46000 mi

US $250
Warped front rotors. Previous machining failed again. Installed new front rotors. 
Sep 2016

53000 mi

US $190
Smart key failed 
Mazda CX-9 in Texas, United States
May 2009 - Dec 2016
Jun 2013

68000 mi

US $504
The passenger side window failed to operate. Gears sounded stripped. The Driver side is sounding the same - near repair also. 
Sep 2016

112000 mi
control arm recall. 
Mazda CX-9 in Texas, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2016
Apr 2014

90700 mi

US $250
Abs controller went bad 
Oct 2016

119000 mi

US $1500
This is an AWD car and the transfer case went bad. There was a whining sound that started at 30mph. 
Mazda CX-9 in Texas, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2016
Jun 2014

43000 mi

US $622
Blower motor shorted due to water backing up in AC drain line. 
Mazda CX-9 in Alabama, United States
Jun 2014 - Dec 2015
Oct 2015

108300 mi

US $900
Regulator-motor issue on driver door 
Mazda CX-9 in Alabama, United States
Apr 2015 - Oct 2016
Sep 2015

85000 mi

US $250
Warped front rotors. This is a known issue with the CX-9. Bought premium quality components and had local shop install them. 
May 2016

95700 mi
Heard water gurgling. Google search indicated a plugged AC drain. Used vacuum to clear drain underneath car and half gallon of water poured out. 
Oct 2016

101000 mi

US $124
Battery suddenly died. 
Mazda CX-9 in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

112000 mi

US $400
The window motor needed to be replaced in the front, passenger window 
Mazda CX-9 in Washington, United States
Mar 2009 - May 2010
Aug 2009

1300 mi
Rear right window fell off track. This was from inproper assembly at plant, a known issue for 2009 CX9. No new parts, just a reassembly of existing. 

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2009 Mazda CX-9 4dr SUV

273-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mazda CX-9 in Colorado, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2016
Jun 2016

45000 mi

US $950
Front right hub warped 
Mazda CX-9 in Utah, United States
Mar 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

105000 mi

US $200
Wheel bearing was making loud vibrating noise at high speeds 
Mazda CX-9 in Texas, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2014
Jul 2014

124300 mi

US $230
Had brake pads and rotors worked on 
Mazda CX-9 in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2016 - Sep 2016
Apr 2016

70000 mi

US $150
Bad tie rod end link, also replaced lower control arms under factory recall program 
Mazda CX-9 in Washington, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2014
Feb 2014

65700 mi
Replaced pads and rotors in front. 
Aug 2014

70300 mi

US $600
The front passenger wheel bearing went out. 
Mazda CX-9 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2015 - Dec 2016
Nov 2015

93460 mi

C $550
Rear passenger side wheel bearing/hub assembly replaced. 
Feb 2016

95440 mi
Car pulls to the right. 
Mazda CX-9 in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2015
Jan 2015

70000 mi

US $1800
replaced rotor and pads. replaced tie rods. 
Jul 2015

78000 mi

US $168
fender plastic wheel well came apart and weather stripping liner on right came undone. 
Nov 2015

81300 mi

US $600
front brake job and tie rod repair 
Mazda CX-9 in Colorado, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2015
Mar 2015

98000 mi

US $350
Plugs and a bad coil on cylinder 1, forced a check engine code. Was coming up several times and couldn't be diagnosed by dealer 
Jul 2015

107000 mi

US $100
Light harness failed...needed to be replaced. Passenger side. 
Mazda CX-9 in Iowa, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2017
Jan 2016

49300 mi
Vehicle would vibrate on acceleration at about 30 mph, but would stop when foot was taken from gas. Upon inspection, bushings were completely rotted, causing rear subframe to make contact. 
Mar 2016

50000 mi

US $2998
Repaired rotted bushings. Dealer was also unable to loosen bolts to replace rear subframe that was damaged. Had to cut control arms and other parts. 
Dec 2016

55000 mi

US $110
Chipmunk had chewed through CHT Sensor wire. Was quoted starting price of $785 to repair. 
Jan 2017

55000 mi

US $85
Wire was spliced into existing harness and then soldered to existing wiring. 
Mazda CX-9 in Maryland, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2016
Aug 2013

59000 mi

US $425
Four Bad TPMS 
Nov 2013

61000 mi

US $672
Replaced inner and outer front tie rods (both left and right) 
Aug 2015

70000 mi

US $56
Second row passenger seat belt buckle broke. Cable connecting DVD player screen to actual DVD player snapped. Known issue for CX-9s with DVD players; dealers want a fortune to fix. 
Oct 2015

71300 mi

US $78
Front and rear blower motor relays for HVAC shot; Mazda TSB 07003/11 instructs dealers to replace both 
Mazda CX-9 in New York, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2016
Jun 2011

42000 mi

US $180
Droning noise from under car. Dealer said propeller shaft needs replacing. Actually it was the wheel hubs. 
May 2013

88000 mi

US $800
Wheel hubs were making a grinding noise 
Jan 2014

106000 mi

US $732
Change both tie rod ends that were worn... 
Jul 2014

117000 mi

US $500
Trunk locking mechanism was frozen. Had to replace the whole lock part. 
Dec 2014

121000 mi

US $800
frozen caliper 
Dec 2015

136000 mi

US $600
rusty rear rotors 
Apr 2016

138300 mi
Keyless entry not functioning. Have to use emergency key to get the car started. 
Aug 2016

143700 mi

US $900
Transfer case was leaking badly. 
Mazda CX-9 in Illinois, United States
Jan 2011 - Aug 2016
Jun 2011

32000 mi
clunk from transmission when shifting from park, more prevalent on incline. Tech cleaned and lubed dirty shift linkage.  
Feb 2016

82700 mi

US $500
Battery failed load test 
Mazda CX-9 in New York, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2016
Sep 2011

35000 mi
Bad bearing at front right wheel...rubbing sound heard under most conditions. Both front bearings replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2014

80000 mi

US $100
Broken seatbelt receiver. 
Jun 2015

101000 mi

US $100
AM radio stopped working. All other audio was fine. Dealer replaced Bose radio. Covered under extended warranty but $100 deductible. 
Mazda CX-9 in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2011 - Dec 2014
May 2011

31000 mi
Loud road noise from left side only 
Jul 2011

33000 mi
Loud road noise and popping sounds Replaced links 
Mazda CX-9 in Illinois, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2016
Mar 2010

7000 mi
Air bag sensor in the front bumper failed and sent signal to the dashboard. never deployed accidently, Mazda repaired at no cost, even provided a rental car, as the repair took 2 days. 
Apr 2015

62000 mi

US $350
Rotors were machined. 
Mazda CX-9 in New York, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2016
May 2010

11000 mi
 
Sep 2013

46000 mi

US $125
Replaced MAF sensor. 
Apr 2014

51700 mi
Leveling motor for front lights do not work. 
Mar 2016

67000 mi

US $200
replace inner and outer control arms 
Mazda CX-9 in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2016
Sep 2010

24000 mi
Check engine light came on, reset gas cap and drove, light stayed on. Went to dealership 8:00 a.m. with no appointment, gas cap replaced and computer reflashed in 90 minutes. 
Mar 2011

36000 mi
Brakes were pulsing, mentioned it during a maintenance visit. Made appointment to come back, rotors were slightly warped. They were cut in the shop and are smooth since.  
Sep 2012

78000 mi

US $875
Heat shield loose at rear of car, making noise. 
Oct 2015

115300 mi

US $110
Original battery failed to start car. Replaced with new battery from dealership, installed it myself. 
Feb 2016

119300 mi

US $350
Replaced rear shocks after one started leaking oil 
Dec 2016

126000 mi

US $1900
Vibration under heavy braking Increased body motion and recovery time on bumpy roads. Original front struts replaced. 
Mazda CX-9 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2016
Dec 2011

22000 mi
Dsc, tcs off and break light on 
Jun 2016

60000 mi
Booster damaged. Replaced under warranty. 
Mazda CX-9 in New York, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2014
Dec 2011

29000 mi

US $490
Had to replace front brake rotors and all brakepads 
Mar 2014

60000 mi

US $186
Rear wind shield water jet clogged up + wiper blade needed to be replaces 
Mazda CX-9 in Guatemala
Aug 2008 - Mar 2016
Mar 2010

9300 mi
Defective front left brake pad. 
Mar 2011

14880 mi

$400
Worn Front Brake Pads. 15000 Miles 
Jan 2012

19620 mi
Squealing Brake Pads 
Dec 2012

24800 mi

$400
2ND TIME IN 40000 KMS REPLACING WEARED BRAKE PADS. 
Mazda CX-9 in Missouri, United States
Nov 2009 - Dec 2016
Nov 2013

88000 mi

US $200
Right inner tie rod replaced 
Dec 2016

174000 mi

US $1900
Replace alternator Replace driver rear bearing 
Mazda CX-9 in Washington, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2013
Dec 2012

23000 mi
Leaky transfer case replaced under powertrain warranty. 
Mazda CX-9 in New Hampshire, United States
Jun 2012 - Dec 2012
Jul 2012

57300 mi
Valve stem corrosion caused flat 
Mazda CX-9 in New York, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2016
Jun 2012

51000 mi

US $325
REPLACED 2 REAR SHOCKS, 1 WAS LEAKING 
Jun 2013

61000 mi

US $150
inner tie rod worn 
Mazda CX-9 in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2012 - Mar 2016
Sep 2012

66000 mi

US $800
Brake pads, rotors 
Oct 2012

66700 mi
Air cond fan in front of car was very loud. Looked this up and found that it may be due to clog in condenser drain which leaked onto front passenger floor. After draining the fan motor stopped working. We now need to take it to repair shop. 
Feb 2013

70000 mi

US $1628
Right rear tire deflated due to bad valve stem. Heard warning beep, but didn't know what it was. Replaced all 4 tires, oil changed. Replaced tire sensor on right rear, alignment, install remote start. Clunking noise turned out to be worn left side control arm. Dealer recommends replace both left and right. 
Oct 2013

73700 mi

US $802
Front lower control arms replaced (both sides) 
Nov 2013

74300 mi
Tires needed replacement but also the TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) looked at. It seems no matter if I have old or new tires within weeks the TPMS light and buzzer seems to go off. These systems are more trouble than they're worth 
May 2014

78500 mi

US $1729
Replaced Lower Right Control Arm for the second time ($948) Leaking left rear axle (397) and leaking transfer case ($384) 
Oct 2014

82000 mi
Tire pressure sensor. 
Oct 2015

89000 mi

US $150
Clogged ac caused water on front passenger floor and ac/heat to not function at full capacity. This is the second time this has happened in 3 years. The first time we fixed it ourselves. Front lower control arms needed replacement again. Now this is a recall by Mazda so we were not required to pay for it. 
Mazda CX-9 in Manitoba, Canada
Apr 2010 - Oct 2016
Mar 2014

32860 mi

C $585
Both main and return steering wheel hoses were leaking pretty bad, also clamp (holding the hose) broken. 

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