So far my 2019 GT with almost 12K miles is doing just fine, but thanks to you folks I'm paying attention.
Regarding forums; they are the first place I visit when seriously considering a new car purchase. I'll lurk on a forum for a specific make and model for a good year before making a decision as I will discover all sorts of issues that the dealer will never tell you and may not even be aware of.
When I bought my CX-9 I was also looking at the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot and neither made the cut because of problems I learned about from their owner's forums; the salesmen were either in complete denial or just unaware of the things I brought to their attention. Big thanks to everyone here who shares their experiences with their vehicles- it is a huge benefit.
After 11 weeks I finally got my 2016 CX-9 back from the dealer with a new engine. It runs and drives fantastically. I hope that anyone else dealing with this gets it resolved quickly with Mazda and their dealer quicker than it was for me!
Not so lucky here.This Wed will be 11 weeks the dealer has had my cx9....truly miss it and will be happy to get it back.
Well that's terrifying. Hopefully my expensive AMSOIL signature protects my motor.Someone posted this on the Maxda CX-9 Club group:
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So, that seems to jive with what people are saying, that the block itself cracks. You gotta wonder what could cause a block to crack though, and why it seems like Mazda has no preventative steps in place. Is it just a manufacturing oopsie that will just affect a small random group, or is it a design flaw that could potentially affect everyone. I would have expected a change in the head bolt torque spec or something along those lines. Not cheap, but you'd think it's MUCH cheaper than replacing even a small handful of engines.