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    Mazda3 Rust recall

    Any updates on this? I still have my Mazda from 05', rear fender is rusted out. If they actually recalled this and repaired it for free, that'd be pretty nice.
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    2nd Gen CX-9 High mileage club, how's it holding up?

    Yeah, I can imagine, it'll be a long 5k miles before you can start driving it normal again, :( .
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    2nd Gen CX-9 High mileage club, how's it holding up?

    Thanks for the update Pele, hope Brown's does a great job with the engine installation on your CX9 (I've had good experiences with them in the past). Let us know how the car feels once you get it back.
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    2nd Gen CX-9 High mileage club, how's it holding up?

    We can check the part number to hone in on it, but I believe it was Model Year 2020 that they made the engine revisions:
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    2004 Mazda3 P2177 and P2188

    @rguerreiro92 Did you ever resolve your issues? Including the P2188 code?
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    2nd Gen CX-9 High mileage club, how's it holding up?

    That's actually a valid question! We don't know the history or story behind that CX-9(it could have had at least one engine replaced for all we know), at least on these forums I don't think we've come across a 2nd gen over 100k miles that hasn't had the dreaded engine block leak issue. That's...
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    Long Term Review - PowerStop Z17 Evolution Plus Ceramic Brake pads - 2nd Gen CX-9

    Thanks for sharing your long term experience with the 2nd Gen CX-9. As for the rear brakes going out faster, my Mazda 3 also does this. From what I understand it is a tuning preference that Mazda does, supposedly by applying more force to the rear they achieve a more flatter braking...
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    Mazda 3 life expectancy

    That's awesome stuff to hear, I recall growing up with father's friends talking about vehicles spanning from the late 1960's to the 1970's. I appreciate how the cars had thicker sheet metal, and the simplicity of the cars from that era in general. Here I am as a younger guy complaining about...
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    Mazda 3 life expectancy

    That's nice to hear about your daughter's car, she's fortunate to have found one in decent shape from New York. Mazda's can certainly be well built, nice machines in general (it's why I'm here, I'm definitely a fan, they've built some amazing automobiles). And the MX-6 was an exceptional car...
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    Mazda 3 life expectancy

    I was referring exclusively to the Mazda3, as every product was built differently, with different leadership, goals, budgets, etc... I knew a guy with a Ford Probe (essentially an MX6) who also did not have rusting issues in the Mid-Atlantic. So what may have been a non-issue in the MX6 may be...
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    2021 CX-9 Signature 5000 mile impression & comparison with 2018 CX-9 Sig

    The 2020+ CX-5 advertised that they added Bose's "Engine Harmonic Enhancement" a.k.a. fake engine noise playing through the speakers. I wouldn't be surprised if they did it with the CX-9 as well. The noise is relayed and so even if the sound system is on mute or off, it still plays through the...
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    Dead transmission, no codes?

    What model year is your Mazda5 (1st gen or 2nd gen)?
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    2016 CX-9 Signature leaking coolant

    Having been involved in many large Engineering projects myself, I can say that there's a lot that goes on behind closed doors, :p, pressures and deadlines to release products on time despite some "defects" we'll say. What I can say is if you see some consistency in the outcomes, which I...
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    2016 CX-9 Signature leaking coolant

    This seems to be a reoccurring issue with the 2nd gen CX-9's, unfortunately... we can't say it's all of them, but more and more keep popping up, and Mazda seems to acknowledge this issue. The 2020(+..including 2021) had slight changes to the engine... slight bump in HP and Torque.. also a...
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    2nd Gen CX-9 High mileage club, how's it holding up?

    Thanks for sharing your experience, as these 2nd gen cx-9's age we are seeing more and more of these "coolant leak" issues, followed by a full "engine replacement", hopefully it's still a more isolated issue rather than being common. It's fortunate that your problem showed up just before the...
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    2013~2016 Timing Chain Failures?

    Probably just marketing fluff, just like back in the day any German made product had "German Engineering" somewhere on the package as a wow/marketing factor. I even have a pencil eraser from years ago made in Germany that boasted, "German Engineering" on the package....for a friggin' rubber...
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    2nd Gen CX-9 High mileage club, how's it holding up?

    There's also this post: If you scroll to the bottom and see the post by AdzamOZ , he has pictures of cracks on the exhaust gate of the turbo, as well as some cracks for the dynamic pressure manifold. I...
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    CX-9 2.5T Engine Replacement

    The 2019 CX-9 had a specification of 250 HP/ 310 lbs ft. When they released the 2020 CX-9 they had the press release on the slight power bump for the torque (gained +10, as I stated, and as posted on Mazda's site), I'd imagine it was...
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    2nd Gen CX-9 High mileage club, how's it holding up?

    Update for reference. I see on this thread, started by Aviboy97: User adroitboy bought a used 2016 at 107,000 miles, with paper work showing that it had the engine replaced at 101k miles. That's the...
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    2020 CX-5, way to disable "Engine Harmonics Enhancer" (Fake Engine Noise)?

    I personally do not consider this a deal breaker, however, I was curious to know if there was an option in the infotainment settings to disable it since it's a new feature for the 2020 and beyond. Personally, I think it would be nice to have the option to disable or enable it. I know the new...