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.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 CX-9 will be much more reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019, 2020 and 2021 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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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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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
AIR BAGS
Oct 31, 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2007-2012 CX-7, CX-9, and 2009-2012 Maza6 vehicles. These vehicles had their passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate one, free of charge. The recall began December 3, 2019. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500, option 4. Mazda's number for this recall is 1317F. Note: This recall supersedes recalls 16V356 and 17V012.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V782000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 69879
AIR BAGS
Oct 12, 2018
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2014-2015 Mazda CX-9 vehicles sold, or ever registered in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A." Additionally, unless covered in "Zone A," Mazda is recalling certain 2011-2013 Mazda6, 2011-2012 CX-7, and 2011-2015 CX-9 sold, or ever registered in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia, or "Zone B." Additionally, unless covered in Zone A or Zone B, Mazda is recalling certain 2010-2013 Mazda6, 2010-2012 CX-7, and 2010-2015 CX-9 vehicles ever registered in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming or "Zone C." These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall began November 9, 2018. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500, Option 4. Mazda's number for this recall is 1317F.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V717000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 155436
AIR BAGS
Jul 18, 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2012 CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda6 vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Mazda is recalling certain 2009 CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda6 vehicles sold, or ever registered in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Mazda is recalling certain 2007-2008 CX-7 and CX-9 sold, or ever registered in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger side air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall began October 4, 2017. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 1317F. Note: This recall supersedes recall 17V-012.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V457000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 79402
SUSPENSION
Jul 20, 2015
Over time, the ball joint corrosion may result in the front lower control arm separating from the ball joint, causing a loss of steering control and increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2007-2014 CX-9 vehicles manufactured October 24, 2006, to December 28, 2013. The affected vehicles have front suspension ball joints that may corrode from water leaking into the fitting.
What should you do:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace both the left and right lower control arms, free of charge. The recall began on September 14, 2015. The recall will begin with model year 2007-2009 vehicles registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The second phase will be for model year 2010-2014 vehicles in the same states. Finally, all remaining vehicles will be remedied. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 8515G.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V451000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 193484
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