Mazda CX-9 AWD Petrol Limited 2013 Review

January 30th, 2013 by darren

What better time to have a powerful, spacious seven-seat car than when you’re heading on a road trip with some mates. It’s exactly the kind of scenario that no one has ever bought a seven-seat car for, but it’s oh so convenient.

Being young(ish), single and unencumbered with offspring, I don’t usually have a need for three rows of seats. If I needed to carry large loads on a regular basis I’d just buy Continue reading “Mazda CX-9 AWD Petrol Limited 2013 Review” »

Mazda to launch four new or updated models by 2014

November 9th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

Big things are happening at Mazda and according to recent reports the Japanese carmaker’s product range is about to get a major overhaul with the introduction of four redesigned models by 2014.

For starters the redesigned CX-5 will be released, but the big launch is the all-new Mazda6 which is due to go on sale late next year.  Previewed by the Takeri concept (pictured), the production model is expected to blend sleek styling with a range of fuel efficient engines.

After the 6, Mazda will apparently introduce redesigned versions of the Mazda3, MX-5 and CX-9 in 2013. All the new models will use Skyactiv technologies and ride on lightweight platforms.

31,000 Mazda CX-9s to be recalled

February 27th, 2009 by Darren Cottingham

Nearly 31,000 Mazda CX-9 crossovers are being recalled to repair driver’s seat issue. The models affected were built during the 2007-2009 model years.

According to Mazda North American Operations, improper routing of wires under the driver’s seat cushion can lead to a short-circuit that activates the power-adjustment mechanism. This could lead to an sudden unwanted change in the seating position, height adjustment, or seat back recline while the vehicle is in motion. According to Mazda, dealers will be able to fix the potential problem with cable ties and replacement parts.

Mazda NZ hasn’t released a statement yet, but if you are a late-model CX-9 owner you may want to check if your vehicle is affected by the recall.

Nearly 31,000 Mazda CX-9 crossovers are being recalled to repair driver’s seat issue. The models affected were built during the 2007-2009 model years.

According to Mazda North American Operations, improper routing of wires under the driver’s seat cushion can lead to a short-circuit that activates the power-adjustment mechanism. This could lead to an sudden unwanted change in the seating position, height adjustment, or seat back recline while the vehicle is in motion. According to Mazda, dealers will be able to fix the potential problem with cable ties and replacement parts.

Mazda NZ hasn’t released a statement yet, but if you are a late-model CX-9 owner you may want to check if your vehicle is affected by the recall.