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2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring FWD 4dr

2008 Mazda CX-9
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle, 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
16 mpg city / 22 mpg hwy
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September 2, 2011, 9:34 am

Mazen A

Question: Why is the AC not cooling?

we bought a BRAND NEW 2011 Mazda CX-9. We love the car, but we are having a major issue with the A/C. When the car sits at idle, the air blows warm and balmy. It literally makes the car humid. We are in Saudi Arabia so we've hot temps, but my Dad's truck with 160k miles blows colder than this brand new car. When I'm moving, the AC works great and blows really cold. It's just when I'm stopped (waiting in the car rider line at school for example) that the AC seems to quit working. It still blows air...the air is just warm and humid. Any ideas? I'm taking it back to the dealer next week, but honestly I'm pretty annoyed since we just spent a ton of money on this car. Any ideas what could be going on? I know that they are supposed to check fluid levels, but could it be low on freon or something simple? I'm really hoping it's a simple fix. This is our only car and I can't be without it for long  Thanks!

September 7, 2011, 4:18 pm

Ron W
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Sounds like the system is low. Or the condenser is partially plugged. It's in front of the radiator. If it get covered in dust and bugs you can loose cooling, you might want to hose it down with water to see if that helps. another possibility is the fan for the AC doesn't work so you are not getting enough air flow when it sits at idle.

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