Wow, this statement from Mazda is ridiculous.
I thought we've had people here that were out of warranty (no extended either) and Mazda was replacing the engine anyway at no cost to the owner.
Anyone want to comment and confirm their experiences if their engine was out of warranty with this...
For US owners, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) may be the place to put these engine issue complaints. They say this on their website:
If the agency receives similar reports from a number of people about the same product, this could indicate that a safety-related...
Not a whole lot overall for second generation CX-9s on Car Complaints: https://www.carcomplaints.com/Mazda/CX-9/
However, for 2016 there definitely is a spike in engine issues: https://www.carcomplaints.com/Mazda/CX-9/2016/engine/engine.shtml
Had mechanic check the compression and do a visual check of engine for any coolant leaks. All looks good.
But I'm going to be watching this closely and really won't feel comfortable until Mazda addresses this issue publicly and say they'll replace the engine with this problem even out of warranty.
If you haven't done so already, don't forget to take this poll regarding the coolant lead/engine replacement issue: https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/index.php?threads/2-5t-coolant-leak-engine-replacement-what-can-be-done-to-prevent.123875515/
I updated the thread to include a poll now of who is and isn't having this issue.
If you've had this done, please comment on the model year, how many miles you had when it occurred, when you first noticed the issue, if Mazda covered the cost under warranty, and any other details.