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2011 Mazda CX-9 repairs by problem area

Engine (16%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (16%)

Brakes and Traction Control (22%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (16%)

Chart based on 50 repairs.
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2011 Mazda CX-9 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (71%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 7 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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2011 Mazda CX-9

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Mazda in Victoria, Australia
Feb 2011 - Apr 2011
Mar 2011

3100 mi
Initially, knocking noise from front right, mainly when turning left (no brakes applied). Ended up happening also when driving slowly and turning steering wheel left to right. Work Done: Replaced right engine mount. Fixed problem. Right drivers window was not tracking correctly and was rattling when when down part way while driving. Action taken: Replaced window motor and readjusted window to align correctly. Rear power tail gate would not lock correctly when closing. Intermitent. Action Taken: Greased, realigned hatch. Now working. 

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2011 Mazda CX-9 4dr SUV

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

Mazda CX-9 in Alabama, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2016
Oct 2015

117000 mi

US $350
Driver's side window motor failed. 
Mazda CX-9 in California, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2016
Jun 2013

46000 mi

US $375
Dealer mechanic disassembled LF axle assembly and added grease to location recommend by factory TSP. 
Nov 2015

80000 mi

US $150
Driver's door power lock actuator/latch replacement 
Mar 2016

84000 mi

US $200
Replaced howling left wheel bearing/hub assembly 
Oct 2016

93000 mi

US $300
Brake booster failure. A TSB advised of some known defective units, advised free dealer replacement up to 90,000 miles. Mine failed at 91.500. Dealer split cost. 
Mazda CX-9 in Texas, United States
Jul 2011 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

55000 mi
Brake booster covered under warrantee 
Mazda CX-9 in Florida, United States
Feb 2014 - Jan 2017
Apr 2015

44300 mi

US $150
Brake booster failure. Fixed under Mazda's extended warranty as it was a known issue for the model year. Passenger side power window motor failure 
Mazda CX-9 in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Feb 2016
Sep 2014

44000 mi

US $150
Battery needed to be replaced. 
Mazda CX-9 in Texas, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2016
Nov 2016

54000 mi
Power braking system was leaking 
Mazda CX-9 in Tennessee, United States
May 2011 - Nov 2011
Nov 2011

8000 mi
11-2-11 A/C - started blowing hot air - had to reprogram - Mazda had a service notice on it but not notifying anyone - just reprogram if owner starts having problem 
Mazda CX-9 in Arizona, United States
Mar 2011 - Oct 2013
Aug 2011

6000 mi
ABS systen returned a fault code so they replaced it 
Oct 2013

30000 mi
Replace Fuel Sensor Chrome was pealing off the Mazda emblem on the front 
Mazda CX-9 in Louisiana, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2016
Jul 2011 Bracket lose behind driver side dash board. The issue was promptly fixed in 1 day. 
Mar 2015

27000 mi
Broken driver side window motor. 
Mazda CX-9 in Texas, United States
Apr 2011 - Jul 2016
Sep 2011

5000 mi
heard a slight ticking noise from the engine under light load and low RPM. dealer could not replicate but advised that Mazda is aware of this common issue and has issued a notice that they are aware of the sound but not to be concerned. 
Feb 2012

9000 mi
Windshield wiper mechanism was grinding, dealer replaced front wiper link Ticking noise coming from engine off idle. 
Mar 2012

10000 mi
brake switch failed and replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2012

11000 mi
dealer agreed to replace engine to resolve the ongoing ticking issue 
Aug 2015

60700 mi
the brake vacuum booster failed (a known issue covered by a recall) 
Mazda CX-9 in Delaware, United States
Feb 2011 - Jan 2012
Sep 2011

12000 mi
Loud buzzing metal rattle from underneath vehicle towards firewall when accelerating, low speed to near shift points as engine revs. Sounds like loud exhaust rumble. Could not duplicate when at dealer, but vehicle inspected underneath. 
Mazda CX-9 in Washington, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2014
Nov 2011

1000 mi
We've noticed driver side mirror vibration. Problem was reproduced during test drive with a service tech. After that they inspected a mirror for possible tightening issues and decided to order a new one. Dealer installed new mirror, but this didn't fix the problem. 
Dec 2011

1000 mi
Dealer again confirmed problem with vibrating driver side mirror. This time they've contacted Mazda and ordered "some special kit, which will solve the issues". Dealer installed repair kit, but broke the mirror and had to order a new one, which delayed a repair to 5 days total. Rental car was provided at the dealer expense. Unfortunatelly there is no improvement after repair was finished. 
Mazda CX-9 in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2015 - Jan 2017
Nov 2015

49000 mi
At 40 MPH and above, the breaks vibrated when applied. They said they didn't find a problem or feel the vibration but they replaced all 4 rotors. Go figure. 
Aug 2016

51700 mi
Very mild noise in front end while moving slowly. It took a while but they found something strange. Break dust caked into the pad grooves. It hardened and rubbed the rotors creating this faint noise. Grooves were cleaned out and all good now 

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2011 Mazda CX-9 4dr SUV

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

Mazda CX-9 in Washington, United States
Mar 2014 - Dec 2016
Oct 2016

59000 mi
The electric hatchback opened and closed fine, but would not latch properly. It needed a shove before it was firmly shut. The dealer replaced the motor, but that did not fix it. They then replaced all the parts with newly designed. 
Mazda CX-9 in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2016
Jul 2016

81000 mi
Replaced failed purge valve 
Mazda CX-9 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2012 - Feb 2016
Jan 2016

52360 mi

C $500
Brake pads replaced 
Mazda CX-9 in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2016
Nov 2015

39300 mi
Was an occasional rattle; Mazda dealer found 1 rivet was off on the gas tank shield, so they installed a rivet for $14. Sound came back after a week. Was there getting an inspection stkr & inspecting the front end for the recall; no issue. 
Nov 2016

49000 mi

US $7
Had been making a low frequency "whining" noise when driving around 25-40mph. Mazda dlr said it needed a new power transfer unit, which also started to damage the transmission; both were replaced for free; retail cost: $9K! Free loaner suv. 
Mazda CX-9 in Michigan, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2016
Feb 2014

55000 mi
The transfer case failed, and when it was removed the tech discovered the transmission was also damaged. They replaced both under warranty. 
Oct 2016

107000 mi
The brake booster failed. It would have been a warranty repair if I'd been under 80,000 miles. 
Mazda CX-9 in New York, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2014
Jan 2012

5700 mi
Problem with tailgate not locking shut. Update: later went away on its own. 
Mazda CX-9 in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2011 - Jul 2015
Dec 2011

4960 mi

C $54
Hesitates when starting from time to time. Have to let it crake for a while and some times have to turn it off and try again. When taking in for oil change no problem was found, as it started fine each time tried 
Mazda CX-9 in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2015
Feb 2012

8000 mi
Replaced the window regulator on driver side because I thought it made noise :) 
Mazda CX-9 in Vermont, United States
Apr 2011 - Jan 2017
Mar 2012

15000 mi
valve body leak 
Nov 2012

22700 mi
In cruise control and 40-55 mph on a slight up slope the transmission will surge about 500 rpm between 1500 & 2000 many many times before it will shift or lock on to a given rpm 
Jun 2016

41000 mi
Surging since car new. Found tsp that addressed the problem called madza got them to look at it. Couldn't make it do it for the factory rep but he agreededto do the latest update to the software. Problem solved 
Mazda CX-9 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Jul 2014
Mar 2014

42780 mi
power steering pump failed dealer still has it pump not in after 10 days in shop,truck is unsafe to drive.email to Mazda they don't care either,shame on you Mazda its a Ford part and I found 6 locally at dealers in Sault Ste.Marie Ontario 
Apr 2014

42780 mi
truck was in shop for 29 days waiting for a new power steering pump to come from Japan WOW a power steering pump from Japan good job Mazda,now I get a notice that advises 4wd transfer cases are bad and warranty is extended to 140k on this!!! 
Mazda CX-9 in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2016
Nov 2013

19000 mi
Rear axle seals replaced 
Mazda CX-9 in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2016
May 2014

43000 mi

US $200
Drivers side headlight had water inside the assembly. Had a bad seal. Had to replace entire headlight assembly. 
Apr 2015

60300 mi
Had to replace transfer case. Total cost was under warranty. 

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