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2012 Mazda CX-9 Repair Histories

41 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2012 Mazda CX-9. 12 of these members (29.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 18 repairs to 2012 Mazda CX-9s--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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2012 Mazda CX-9

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Mazda CX-9 in Oregon, United States
Sep 2013 - Jul 2014
21000 mi   Car to dealer 6 times (start 6/2013) for toxic smell from engine entering cabin. Nothing found and disregard of Mazda. Car FAILS in 03/2014. Took to shop. Transfer case failure and smell was caused by it. Transfer case changed. 9 months lost 

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2012 Mazda CX-9 4dr SUV

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

Mazda CX-9 in Georgia, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2014
2000 mi   Rubber seal surrounding headlight on driver's side was improperly installed; replacement required removal of bumper, grille and headlight assembly (4 hours to complete), loaner car provided 
13000   Windshield wipers got out of sync and crashed into each other. Driver side wiper arm bent and passenger side wiper arm stripped at base (where it attaches to motor). All parts of both wipers replaced, but one had to ordered. 
24000 US $290 Front brake rotors caused increasing pedal/steering wheel vibration, replaced with aftermarket rotors at 22k b/c dealer refused to replace under warranty. Paid $190 for the parts and my mechanic installed for $100. 
32300   High beams range and quality had significantly degraded since new. Replaced with Sylvania Ultra bulbs. Tried to replace bulbs myself but could not fit my hand in the tight space to insert and secure bulbs. 
Mazda CX-9 in Guatemala
Sep 2013 - Dec 2014
15500 mi $150 Steering wheel shimed when applying brakes 

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2012 Mazda CX-9 4dr SUV

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

Mazda CX-9 in Colorado, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2014
49000 mi   The brake booster failed. This possibility was mentioned in an extended warranty notice several months ago, but it was still a dangerous surprise when it happened while driving the car in heavy traffic. They replaced it all for free. 
Mazda CX-9 in California, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2014
14000 mi   Transfer case output seal leaking causing burning oil smell due to proximity to exhaust system. The dealership replaced the seal and all seems fine now. 
Mazda CX-9 in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2014
21300 mi   Hiss or whistle from under dash when brake pressed and held. Pedal mushy but brakes still worked. Diagnosed as a failed vacuum booster for the master cylinder. Replaced by dealer under warranty. 
Mazda CX-9 in Michigan, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2014
6000 mi   TPMS light came on 
Mazda CX-9 in North Dakota, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2014
6000 mi   Manual lift plastic gate handle broke off and had to be replaced 
13000   Differential started to leak. Was replaced with a brand-new unit, which started to leak again. Another replacement of seals in the differential and the car appears fine. Tool altogether 3 trips within the span of a month. 
16300   Rattling at certain RPM during acceleration. Dealer replaced an exhaust pipe. The noise is still there after the repair. Because it is not a safety issue, this will be addressed during the next PM visit to the dealer. 
Mazda CX-9 in New York, United States
May 2013 - Jan 2015
6000 mi   Driver side mirror vibration 
Mazda CX-9 in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2013 - Dec 2014
6200 mi   Both front rotors needed replacement. Rust buildup between rotor and hub caused warping which in turn caused brake oscillation...very unconrfortable braking. 

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