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Looking to buy 2012 CX9 - advice

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Old 03-15-2019, 11:36 AM
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Default Looking to buy 2012 CX9 - advice

Looking for some advice in buying a cx9. local party is selling a 2012 touring model with reasonably low mileage. anything specific i should look out for? common problems?

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Is it FWD or AWD?
 
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:04 AM
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been reading up on the PTU issue, should I stay clear of this vehicle?
 
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The majority of AWD CX-9s are reliable & trouble free. However, the PTO, or transfercase as its also know as is a weak point. I would get a pre purchase inspection carried out. If that checks out, get the transfercase oil changed ASAP for peace of mind.
 
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:08 AM
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Default I decided not to buy after talking to a Mazda tech

called my local Mazda dealership and the lead tech there was nice enough to discuss the car with me. Be in no exact words steered me away from the car. Basically said itís not if the issue will happen, but when. Unfortunate as I really liked the car. And it still had 6 months left on the extended warranty. I just could not chance it.
 
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I would avoid the vehicle. I drive an '08 CX-9 AWD vehicle and my transfer case packed it in last fall.The dealer couldn't replace the transfer case with a new unit because the output shaft from the transmission had no splines left on it. They wanted to replace the transmission and the transfer case for the low cost of over $6,000. Currently exploring options with a local transmission shop who can replace the worn output shaft on the transmission and install a new transfer case. It will be a repair of over $2,000.
 
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