Almost forgotten by car buyers, the Mazda CX-9 provides a pleasant three-row SUV alternative. Agile handling that masks its size is a nice surprise, as a run down a twisty back road will attest. The ride is firm and steady, proving comfortable on a variety of roads and the quiet cabin contributes to a calm cruise.
Alerts
There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard. FCW, AEB, BSW, and RCTW standard from 2018.
Road Test

Almost forgotten by car buyers, the Mazda CX-9 provides a pleasant three-row SUV alternative. Agile handling that masks its size is a nice surprise, as a run down a twisty back road will attest. The ride is firm and steady, proving comfortable on a variety of roads and the quiet cabin contributes to a calm cruise. The well-finished and functional interior accommodates seven, and even the third-row seat is hospitable compared to most other crossovers. Reliability is above average for this long-running design.

Having been introduced back in 2007, with only minor updates since, the CX-9 is showing its age. There's ample power from the smooth and refined 3.7-liter V6, but its thirsty 16 mpg overall only matches much-larger modern-day leviathans like the Chevrolet Suburban. Most midsized rivals get three to five mpg better. Newer designs also trump the CX-9 in the IIHS small-overlap crash test; the CX-9's Poor performance makes it ineligible for our formal recommendation.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Drive Wheels
AWD, Front
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.7-liter V6 (273 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2012 Mazda CX-9 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Slowly began noticing the brake pedal was hard to press down. Eventually, the pedal would not go down at all. Had the pedal and attached parts replaced and issue was resolved."

Anonymous, (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

"Intermittent. When first starting out and applying the brakes, they just didn't stop the car."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

"When applying the brakes I could hear an air noise inside the car and the brakes felt spongy. Had to replace Power Brake Booster."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Master cylinder

"There was a recall on the master cylinder if it became problematic. It did at 72,000 miles. The brake pedal became very hard and the brakes would not fully engage. Then you could hear air escaping from the vacuum booster."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

"Master cylinder failure"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

"Local mechanic informed me that Mazda had a warranty extension program, since I was out of warranty. Took it to dealer and they replaced it under the warranty extension"

Austin F., PA (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

"The repair shop called it a failure of a "brake booster", which meant poor, erratic brake performance. Sometimes it was almost impossible to stop the car ( on the way to the shop)"

Walter G., AZ (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

"All of a sudden the brakes just wouldn't stop the car."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"At the 60,000 mile service, the Mazda dealership advised replacing the front brake pads as they had worn to replacement level. The dealership had warned me at the 55,000 mile service that the front brake pads would need to be replaced soon."

Matthew B., NY (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

"Have replaced front brakes within the last month. Will need to replace rear brakes soon."

Anonymous, (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Parking brake

"The parking brake does not hold the vehicle. when it is on, the only indication that it is on is noise and the warning indicator. I don't remember it ever doing a good job of holding the vehicle but I have not brought this up to the Mazda service department w have it serviced at."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"rear brakes wear out quickly require frequent adjustment"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Mazda CX-9 Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Mostly highway miles required brake work much earlier than would appear normal"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

"Continually have premature break wear. I do a lot of driving but the break wear has not been consistent. Have replaced at least some portion of the braking system 3 times already"

Charles F., NJ (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"There was a recall or the issue where the brakes felt like you had to push hard on the brakes to stop. this issue was covered under a recall warranty."

Anonymous, WA (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

"When we were driving in San Francisco when the weather was 80 degrees, I applied the brakes going downhill. The car made a loud screeching sound and vibrated when I applied the brakes to stop the car going downhill."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"car would accelerate suddenly and brakes would not apply regularly"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

"Lost pressure, ended up replacing the "brake power booster and switch" under warrranty and as part of a recall. Car unUSble for 8 days while part obtained from Mazda. Other dealerships would not sell our dealer the part due to it being a highly so"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

"Power booster leaked"

Drew E., NJ (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)
Rotors

"Warped rotor on both front and back. Replaced both with drilled/slotted rotors which appear to be less prone to warping."

Richard N., AL (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Squeaking

"Passenger side rear brake was dragging was noisy but not a safety issue the brake still functioned. Was at dealer for 1 week before they could fix the problem. Also when the brakes get wet form rain or what ever and you park the vehicle overnight t"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

"I have had the car reviewed by the dealer and they tell me there is no problem with the brakes, but the back brakes squeaks when going in reverse."

Jose R., NY (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

"Squeaking after routine brake service. Returned to same independent shop for additional repair at no cost."

Anonymous, CO (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"Power Takeoff Unit (PTU) was "seeping" when we bought it used. Some time after purchase a mild burning smell occurred, which was the PTU. When repaired a small fraction of the oil/grease required came out of it when taken apart. PTU flushed, cleaned and refilled with heavier oil than is called out by manual. Apparently this is a trick Ford/Mazda techs use when working on the PTU. These are known issues on CX9's and Edges. Cost $1000 all said and done."

Anonymous, AB (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Differential

"leaking Seals"

Drew E., NJ (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

"a broken connection to a solenoid in the driveshaft coupling in front of the differential"

Thomas R., BC (2012 Mazda CX-9 Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Leaking fluid, fixed free of charge under TSB"

Timothy S., WI (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"Bad bearings in rear axles. Howling. Replaced to the tune of $1100"

Ed Z., NJ (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)
Traction control

"wire broke in the system"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Mazda CX-9 Sport 3.7-L V6)

"shuts down after kicking in and can only be reset by turning vehicle off"

Richard C., MI (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Transfer case

"PTU started failing and leaking"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

"Factory recall"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

"Transfer case failed and was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Mazda CX-9 Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Began leaking fluid after 50000 miles"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

"Transfer case started leaking and was replaced by dealer under warranty"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

"Leaking Oil out of power transfer unit. Covered under Mazda's extended warranty for this failure"

Gregory A., OR (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"water leaked around the sun roof when using a car wash. Water has not leaked during normal weather conditions (rain) just the pressure of the car wash"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

"Weather stripping on LF door/window"

Anonymous, NH (2012 Mazda CX-9 Sport 3.7-L V6)

"While going through a car wash or hard rain a leak would occur from the rear hatch."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Annoying"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Mazda CX-9 Sport 3.7-L V6)

"There was a rattle inside the rear lift gate...it took a long time to figure out what it was. Also, there was a rattle that came from the "air flow flap" ?? on top of the lift gate"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Mazda CX-9 3.7-L V6)
Wind noise

"The drivers door/window makes wind noise. I had it repaired several times but it was never corrected."

Richard P., FL (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

"Driver's door, window channel leaks air"

Mark S., FL (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

"Window molding on both front windows have curled inward towards glass creating an opening that results in wind noise. Also rubber trim/seal between door and door jam keeps coming loose"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Mazda CX-9 Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Both driver and front passenger weather stripping had to be replaced, 2x each. Fixed now"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

"dealer fixed door seals, but not under warranty"

Anonymous, ID (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

"Wind noise from drivers door since new. Dealer attempted fixes twice but never solved it."

Anonymous, (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Power Lock on passenger side door stopped working."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Mazda CX-9 Unsure 3.7-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

"Middle row seat lever broke"

Anonymous, NH (2012 Mazda CX-9 Sport 3.7-L V6)

"manual seat control/lever keeps breaking leaving seat unmovable up/down"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Mazda CX-9 Sport 3.7-L V6)
Sunroof

"Water leak from sunroof."

Steve T., TX (2012 Mazda CX-9 3.7-L V6)
Windows

"Motor on automatic windows have broken and the repair is costly."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Mazda CX-9 3.7-L V6)

"Windows stopped working couldn't close. Has happened more than 2 or 3 times."

Anonymous, ID (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

"Power window on passenger side became inoperable and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Mazda CX-9 Unsure 3.7-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Catalytic converter made noise and was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)
Exhaust leaks

"rusted exhaust system"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Mazda CX-9 Sport 3.7-L V6)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"Caused loud rattling noise during deceleration"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Other/unsure

"Warning light because of issue with passenger seat wiring."

Allan P., CO (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

"recall on airbag"

Bonnie B., GA (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

"After an airbag (Takata) recall and repair the airbag light came on. It was quickly resolved by the dealer."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"roof molding came off"

James M., ID (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

"Loose trim molding at wheel wells"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

"went through a car wash and fender trim came off"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint just seems very dull even after waxing"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

"Paint tends to chip more than expected"

Anonymous, LA (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"water able to get into joint and cause corrosion. Mazda repaired as part of recall"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)
Bushings

"factory recall appears to have created other problems which were not covered under recall"

Richard C., MI (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Parts were replaced under recall."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)
Tie rods

"Recall replacement"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"First replaced left rear wheel bearing. Noticed noise on road trip. Replaced within 2 weeks. Then noticed noise again. First diagnosed as front, right side half shaft. Noise increased as we thought about repair of high mileage vehicle. We are on extended stay away from home. Decided to make repair. Took care of some of the problem. Right front wheel bearing also needed replacement. Replaced it. All good now. All this took about 6 weeks. I'm including info on half shaft here, since they were all related."

Anonymous, (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Compressor failed and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"The problem was actually the drain from the blower. It clogs regularly (which is a typical problem on Mazda CX9's). It will back up inside the blower and soak the floor of the front passenger side. At least twice every summer I have to drive the car up on a small ramp and get under there to unclog it, and it doesn't always work the first time."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Mazda CX-9 Sport 3.7-L V6)
Condenser

"Part of the AC system had a leak. The entire dash had to be removed to access, was very expensive, but fixed the problem"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Evaporator

"Both the evaporator and condenser were replaced due to a leak. Dash was removed to access. Almost $2500. to fix."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"When hot and full tank of gas, car hesitates and clinks when outting into drive"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"neither dealer nor transmission repair shop could ID cause"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

"There is delay at times with the transmission, I've taken it to look at the dealer and they state there is nothing wrong."

Jose R., NY (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)
Transmission computer

"Recently I experienced unexplained sudden acceleration. The vehicle started to pull very hard against the brakes and the engine raced. The engine was shut off. I started it again and it continued to race. When started again the car than ran normally"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"no problems but replaced by dealer under warranty for leaking"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

"Recalled by Mazda. They replaced it"

James M., ID (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

"Began leaking resulting is $2000 in repair as it had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel cap

"Engine check light: dealer said fuel cap which was replaced.. .But..if CKENG light comes back on it is an evaporative leak...come back for a smoke test.. it did come on again but...(cannot afford 135 an hour fishing trip)"

John G., VA (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)
Fuel injection system

"I believe the sensors cause my car to surge forward on occasion. Getting this part cleaned more often then recommended helps but doesn’t solve the issue."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Mazda CX-9 3.7-L V6)
Fuel pump

"When pumping gas in to the car, the pump would not always stop automatically, causing gas to spill out onto the car"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"See previous 2-part comment"

Paul L., IL (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

"1. Screen is set to the highest intensity, but still too dim and not in vivid color but washed out, nearly black & white. 2. Back up camera viewing is nearly worthless. Is that the camera, the system or the screen...I'm not sure, probably a combination of all 3"

Paul L., IL (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

"Couldn't lock doors with remote . Had to reseat connectors on control module"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 3.7-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Head gasket

"Front cover seal is leaking oil. Replaced head cover gasket, manifold gasket, head cover spark plug seal. Also left hand rear shock leaking oil"

Sharon S., CA (2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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