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2010 Mazda CX-9 repairs by problem area

Engine (13%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (22%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 82 repairs.
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2010 Mazda CX-9 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (26%)

< $100 (51%)

Chart based on 65 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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2010 Mazda CX-9

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Mazda CX-9 in Texas, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

16000 mi
the right window on the passenger side could not fully come down if I press the button. 

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2010 Mazda CX-9 4dr SUV

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

Mazda CX-9 in Florida, United States
Jan 2011 - Apr 2012
Jun 2011

15000 mi
Mazda CX-9 in Arizona, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2016
May 2012

31800 mi
A/C condensate drain line became clogged and water built up in reservoir behind glove box. 
Mazda CX-9 in Florida, United States
Oct 2010 - Nov 2011
Nov 2011

28000 mi
check engine lite came on. stopped by dealer. light reset. lite came back on again IN THREE DAYS. went back to dealer. diagnosed as bad fuel pressure sensor. part ordered. will install next week.....all warranty! 
Mazda CX-9 in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2012 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

26000 mi

US $390
Very noticable grindingperiodic noise from the front end. Dealer checked the bearings, brake pad and rotor, rotate tires but the same noise from front end still there. Dealer claimed it is the tires make the "noise". 
Mazda CX-9 in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2017
Jun 2015

50000 mi

US $200
Tie rods replaced 
Mazda CX-9 in Guanajuato, Mexico
Oct 2010 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

56420 mi

The brake booster and brake master cylinder had to be replaced. The guys from the warranty department covered around 40% of the cost. 
Mazda CX-9 in California, United States
Jul 2016 - Sep 2016
Aug 2016

76500 mi

US $330
Had to replace driver's side rear wheel bearing. 
Mazda CX-9 in Florida, United States
Jul 2014 - Aug 2015
Jul 2014

57000 mi

US $800
Master cylinder, booster. 
Jun 2015

64000 mi
brake cylinder 
Mazda CX-9 in Ohio, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2017
Dec 2014

55000 mi
Whine noise at low rpm at 40-50mph. Transmission replaced under warranty 
Oct 2015

68200 mi
throttle body replacement front lower arms two days later 
Mazda CX-9 in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - Jul 2011
Oct 2010

16000 mi
TCS Off(Traction Control System) and the symbol were lit a couple of times in the initial weeks of purchase as Certified Pre-Owned. Took to service as a preemptive measure. The codes came up okay and was told to forget about them. 
Mazda CX-9 in Florida, United States
Jul 2011 - Aug 2013
Jun 2012

35000 mi
Motorized tailgate latch began malfunctioning - wouldn't close shut all the way (like something was in the way of the tailgate, but there wasn't). 
Mazda CX-9 in Virginia, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2013
Jun 2011

15000 mi
Automatic tailgate would not close. Could not close rear hatch, manually or otherwise. 
Jul 2013

41000 mi

US $600
Had to replace rear driver side wheel bearings 
Mazda CX-9 in Georgia, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2013
Oct 2010

11700 mi
Verizon cell phone charger was stuck in power outlet. Dealer said that it was a known problem, and a TSB had been issued. 
Jan 2012

34000 mi
Bad Sunroof Motor  
Mazda CX-9 in Texas, United States
Jul 2010 - Jan 2015
Sep 2010

7000 mi
Trim screw in wheel well fell out, replaced by dealer. 
Oct 2010

7800 mi
Leak from damaged oil filter and missing drain plug gasket from poorly performed dealer oil change. Replaced oil filter myself and dealer replaced drain plug/gasket. 
May 2012

32000 mi
Gas cap warning light would come on intermittently. Cap was tested and found to be leaking. Replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2012

34700 mi
Driver's side HID low beam stopped working. Bulb was OK, dealer had to replace HID control unit. Gas cap warning light started coming on again. Fuel tank solenoid valve replaced under warranty. 

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2010 Mazda CX-9 4dr SUV

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

Mazda CX-9 in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2014
Mar 2011

8000 mi
replace abs module and reflash TCS 
Jan 2014

US $15
Replaced front/rear blower relay (part L1Y1-67-730) because AC/heater blower came on when taking key out of ignition. 
Mazda CX-9 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2014 - Jun 2016
Mar 2014

50220 mi

C $150
Engine light came on for second time in 3 months. First issue said to be fuel pressure sensor. This time was ignition coil and spark plug for cylinder # 4. After both repairs, car ran fine. 
Jul 2014

54440 mi

C $350
Tire light came on, due to slow leak. Had to replace TPMS for affected tire as it was corroded and leakef air. 
Jan 2015

61380 mi

C $200
Fuel tank sensor replaced. Was told by dealer that the sensor was "gummed up" by the coating used at Krown rustproofing. Have not yet gone back to Krown to ask them if possible. 
Apr 2015

63640 mi

C $400
TPMS replaced in one tire 
Jun 2016

78120 mi

C $500
Cracked wheel bearing replaced. Leaking water pump replaced. 
Mazda CX-9 in Washington, United States
Aug 2013 - Dec 2016
Aug 2016

55000 mi

US $350
Torque convertor hesitation 
Dec 2016

57000 mi
Torque Convertor was failing requiring a new transmission and torque convertor. 
Mazda CX-9 in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2010 - Aug 2011
Sep 2010

3000 mi
Scratches/Dents caused by dealer delivery, plus painted door for poor paint issue from manufacturer 
Mazda CX-9 in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2013 - Apr 2014
Sep 2013

47000 mi
Wheel hub bearing was replaced 
Mazda CX-9 in Kentucky, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2015
Jan 2012

25000 mi
Accessory outlet - blown Fuse. Also light bulb driver side map light, took less than ten minutes to change. Clunking sound applying and releasing brakes 
Mazda CX-9 in Washington, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2017
Mar 2017

55000 mi

US $220
TCS system switch failed, and needed to be replaced. 
Mazda CX-9 in Indiana, United States
Apr 2014 - Jul 2017
Jun 2014

40000 mi
leaking transfer case 
Mazda CX-9 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Apr 2013
Mar 2013

37820 mi
required new transfer case 
Mazda CX-9 in Georgia, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2017
Apr 2016

102200 mi

US $1100
Left Front Brake Caliper was sticking, had to be replaced. Rear Wheel bearing failed, entire hub assembly had to be replaced. 
Jun 2016

108000 mi
A/C drain line became clogged. Used shop vac and attachment to suck out obstruction. Appears build up of water may have affected blower fan. 
Mazda CX-9 in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2017
Aug 2016

69400 mi
Driver's window is off track for the second time and needs a costly repair which we are currently considering. 
Sep 2017

80000 mi

US $3100
AWD Transfer case failed and also damaged transmission. Very disappointed to say the least. 
Mazda CX-9 in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2014 - Apr 2017
Dec 2014

58000 mi

US $600
Rear suspension gave out Power transfer unit cracked and needed to be replaced 
Aug 2016

68400 mi

US $500
Back calipers were stuck 
Mazda CX-9 in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2015
Feb 2013

48800 mi
all wheel drive not operating. in snow car will not move only front tires spin and truck seems to lose power and go nowhere dealer says computer firmware needed or bad transfer case will be taking car back to dealer 2/21/2013 keep you posted 
Mazda CX-9 in Illinois, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2017
Mar 2012

74000 mi

US $200
Removed rusted bolts from heat shield and put in new ones Removed rusted bolts from heat shield and put in new ones 
May 2012

82300 mi

US $735
new computer for locking system, module under the dash was bad 
Oct 2012

104500 mi

US $1700
transfer case went bad replaced with new one 
Jul 2015

266200 mi

US $600
Needed new wheel bearings 
Mar 2016

297000 mi

US $1000
New struts ,cv joints and brakes over a period pf three trips !!! And yes we are still driving it! I gave it to my son who lives in Chicago I dont expcet it to last terribly long now. We do keep oil changed but.. 
Mazda CX-9 in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2015
Oct 2013

47500 mi
Transfer case failed. Able to drive to dealer. 4 hour repair. 
Mazda CX-9 in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2010 - May 2017
Aug 2014

67000 mi
Transfer case failing - covered by Mazda up to 100k miles per recent mfg letter 
Mazda CX-9 in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2017
Jan 2011

27700 mi
Seat heaters for both seats, recalled but mine had already failed. 
Mar 2016

41000 mi

US $400
Control rod bushing. 
Mar 2017

43000 mi
Control arm recall due to possible rusting and failure. 
Mazda CX-9 in New Hampshire, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2016
Jun 2013

58000 mi
Wheel Bearings 
Jul 2015

84500 mi

US $1050
Leak, wouldn't hold AC coolant. Major repair, several hours to replace worn parts. Wheel bearing, driver front 
Mazda CX-9 in Michigan, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2014
Aug 2011

6500 mi
Minor leak from rear differential oil seal (right side). Oil seal replaced. 
Mazda CX-9 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2010 - Jul 2017
Dec 2010

10500 mi
Experienced a severe sulfur/burning smell once the car was warmed up and on the road. Dealer could not replicate; we were told it was normal and provided a TSB for several different Mazda models regarding the catalytic converters. Sulfur smell was caused by a bad AWD transfer case; the smell was the oil inside burning up. Dealer replaced the transfer case under warranty; problem is resolved. Replaced bad AWD transfer case under warranty. We experienced a bad sulfur smell for several weeks, which was finally diagnosed as the oil in the transfer case burning up. 
Sep 2012

29000 mi
Experienced hesitation under light load, and manual shifting was not working. Bad driveshaft identified; did not fix the problem. Dealer replaced the driveshaft, transmission, and ignition coils under warranty. 
Dec 2013

42000 mi
Passenger side front axle came unseated under hard acceleration. Dealer re-seated. Did not require replacement this time but might if it reoccurs. 
Jul 2017

72000 mi

US $100
Vacuum booster had torn membrane and was not reliably holding pressure. This was a known issue and Mazda had extended the warranty for that part. Our vehicle was ~6 months beyond the warranty, but the dealer worked with us an charged us only $100 for the repair, which otherwise would have been ~$700. 
Mazda CX-9 in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

36000 mi

US $900
Leak in master cylinder caused problem with vacuum in booster brake. Both have had to be replaced. Very premature and a problem reported for 2008 model but not recall. 
Mazda CX-9 in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Oct 2016
Sep 2015

51000 mi
Hissing noise when brake pedal pressed. Brake booster replaced part of the warranty campaign 
Mazda CX-9 in Saudi Arabia
Jul 2012 - Jan 2014
Sep 2013

22940 mi
Engine light came on. Loss of power and transmission disfunction. Gears not shifting properly. 
Mazda CX-9 in Washington, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2012
Aug 2012

66700 mi

US $1300
replaced steering rack assumed new, but used part installed. still too much play in the steering. 
Mazda CX-9 in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2011 - Oct 2016
Mar 2012

34000 mi

US $70
Car would not start in the morning. I had thought something was draining the battery at night, but after taking the car to a dealer (they said the battery was fine), the second dealer replaced the battery. 
Dec 2013

67000 mi

US $1400
Noise when accelerating from transmission. Replaced transfer case. Not covered under warranty, as my car is over 60k miles and no longer covered under powertrain warranty. 
May 2015

93000 mi

US $180
TPMS sensor on the rear left wheel no longer working. The tire pressure light went on. When I took the tire pressure on the left rear wheel, the valve blew in, and the air pressure leaked. 
Jan 2016

42800 mi

US $400
Tire pressure valve blew out on front right tire and caused tire to blow out. Plastic key knob broke off. 
Mar 2016

107000 mi

US $200
Control arm recall. Outer right front tie rod replaced. 4 external bulbs needed to be replaced 
Mazda CX-9 in Indiana, United States
May 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

35000 mi
Torque convert was not coming out of lockup properly. Dealer changed transmission fluid under warranty and problem seems to be gone. 

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