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    2017 CX-9 Check Engine Light Solution

    Have a 2017 CX9 GT, with only 30,000 miles on it. Two weeks ago our check engine light came on. Car ran fine. I checked the gas cap, it was tight. I filled up the tank with fuel, light stayed on. Then over the next week it went on and off. It would go off for about 3 miles then come back...
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    Rented a 2021 CX-9 GT

    We own a 2017 GT CX-9, and love it. But the new 2021 (Black paint, Black interior) we rented in Denver was very nice. Loved the cooled front seats. It was in the 90's in Denver all week, and the black seats can get very hot when the car sits in the sun. But, when we fired up the cooling...
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    Collision Avoidance Bike Rack

    Yes, I have the same issue with my 2017 GT. I just use the button on the left and disable it.
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    And so it ends

    My wife too totaled our 2012 CX9. I negotiated with our State Farm Claims Rep and he ended up giving me $4,000 more than his original offer. Can't hurt to try and negotiate.
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    Gas mileage, how to improve?

    I have a 2017 CX 9 GT, AWD. 27,000 miles on it. Just did a 3,000 mile road trip from Southern California to the Tacoma, WA area and back. I reset my mileage just as I left the house and averaged 24.7 MPG overall. I did alot of freeway driving (Interstate 5 around 75-80 mph), alot of...
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    How do I unbuckle middle row seat belt?

    I have a 2017 and had the same problem. The female end of buckle would not release the male for the center 2nd row seat. Took it to the dealer who fixed under warranty. It was actually quite a big project.
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    2017 CX-9 Rear Brake Job - Cost?

    Looking to see what a fair price is for a rear brake job at a shop. #1) just pad replacement #2) R&R rotors and pads? thanks
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    2015 Looking Good

    I also bought new Continental Control Contact AS Plus tires. Love the ride, very quiet with great handling.
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    2015 Looking Good

    My daughter was home from college for Christmas and I detailed her car (my car since I paid for it) before she went back. Last summer I did a ceramic finish on it, and yesterday I put a new top coat of Si02 spray from Blackfire Magic. Car looks great with a smooth wax like finish.
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    Navigation Chip Failure

    Yes it is resolved. Works great.
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    Replacing battery in 2014 / 2015 Mazda3s

    Had AAA replace my daughter's battery in 2015 Mazda 3, no problems. Didn't have to connect an external battery, and no problems shifting.
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    Navigation Chip Failure

    I have a 2017 CX 9 GT, which we love. The other day the Nav failed to load and it said our car wasn't equipped with a Nav chip, but we obviously had one. I turned the car off, and removed the chip. After a few minutes I re-inserted the chip and started the car. The infotainment system said...
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    1st replacement tires for 2015 Mazda 3 i Touring 15" wheels

    My daughter has about 30,000 on her Mazda 3 16" wheels. Looking to replace the Bridgestone Eccopia OEM tires. Looking at either the Pirelli Centurado P7, or the Michellin Defender, or back to the Bridgestone Eccopias. We live in Southern California, mostly dry weather, no snow. Any thoughts...