2008 Mazda CX-9 Mazda CX-9 2008

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2008 Mazda CX-9 repairs by problem area

Engine (11%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (18%)

Other (6%)

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2008 Mazda CX-9 transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (8%)

$1000 - $2499 (20%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (32%)

< $100 (28%)

Chart based on 25 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Mazda CX-9

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rattling sound when drive over 30 miles/hour. A screw in the driveshaft was misplaced. 

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2008 Mazda CX-9 4dr SUV

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

100000 mi

US $600
Replaced gasket and cover. 
1000 mi Internal transmission failure on day 4 of ownership at 180 miles. Originally diagnosed as software problem but at 5 day in the shop they determined that the transmission was internally defective. A new transmission (not rebuilt) was ordered and installe 

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2008 Mazda CX-9 4dr SUV

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

86700 mi

US $2000
Power transfer unit was going out. Symptom was leaking thick grease in garage. 
67000 mi

US $1405
Transfer case not operating properly. Leaking from the top of the transfer case. Technicians were able to troubleshoot problem to the transfer case and needed to replace. 
41200 mi

US $200
Right front axle seal leaking. 
84000 mi

US $300
Torque converter failure imminent. Lock/unlock BADLY during steady-state driving. Can be defeated by selecting "Manual" shift mode on transmission. Tech determined bad TC. Cannot replace; integral to transmission. Not replaced. 
78000 mi

US $1650
AWD Transfer Case was leaking and the entire unit has to be replaced 
75000 mi

US $150
transfer case oil, supposed to be life time, but fluid was spent beyond its life, 75w-140 had turned to a greasy paste not oil any more, requiring 4 fill up and drains, no drain plug fluid is supposed to be lifetime, known failure area 
83000 mi

US $900
driveline went bad, u joints failing and carrier bearings failed, not serviceable at all, had to replace entire driveshaft assembly 
75000 mi

US $5000
transfercase, a common problem with these, complete failure 
65000 mi Rear differential leaking oil. 
164700 mi

US $25
Rear differential drain plug was leaking. Replaced plug. Probably cross-threaded. 
63000 mi

US $350
Torn CV boot. Needed new CV joint. 
17000 mi Replace leaking differential side seal. 
19000 mi

US $1
Replaced leaking left rear axle seal 
129200 mi

US $221
Very slight leak at oil pan gasket. This should have been identified and repaired under Warranty a long time ago, but the dealership said nothing was wrong. Independent shop replaced RTV seal - no more leaks. 
89000 mi

US $1600
Passenger front mid-shaft bearing. The associated hub and shaft were replaced. 
30000 mi

US $150
Transfer case seeping around output seals, known issue with pressure release valve that was replaced to prevent more seepage 
14900 mi TSB 03-006/08 Excessive Vibration From Propeller Shaft. Propeller shaft was replaced. 
28800 mi

US $577
Right rear axle seal and axle replaced. 
99000 mi

US $400
Transfer Case leaking and replaced under warranty 
65700 mi

US $450
Rear differential gasket leaking. 
118300 mi

US $1700
front diff had to be replaced, made a terrible grinding noise 
88040 mi

C $5000
Problem was a slight vibration in drivetrain at 50-60 Kph. Diagnosis was torque converter problem caused by poor shifting by transmission. They ended up replacing both as well as the transaxle. 

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2008 Mazda CX-9 Transmission Problems

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