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Mazda CX-9 Water Damage to Body Control Module

Mazda CX-9 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 64,572 mi (23,000 mi - 150,000 mi)


Various electrical issues may develop related to the body control module (BCM). There have been reports of water damage to the BCM caused by clogged or damaged sunroof drains. It is recommend to periodically inspect the sun roof drain for debris and clean as necessary.

  • Visitor, , 28,000 mi

    Water comes in through the windsheild and drips into the dashboard. It was poorly sealed but Mazda blames it on a car repair that was no where near the problem Now I have electical problems that they won't cover.

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  • Visitor, , 32,000 mi

    Alarm going off randomly, TCS lights, parking break light, oil light, BMS light, traction control, and interior lights with door ajar lights - all randomly going off and on while driving and/or holding still! Only happens on rainy days.

    Mechanic did NOT find/fix this problem - he thought it was related to needing a new bearing (not). Fixed the bearing - still have all these problems. Now we are attacking the BCM ourselves.

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  • Visitor, , 23,000 mi

    Problem started when noticed my passenger side floor soaked, since I use the rubber floor mats I didn't notice this problem for some time. It was after a heavy rain that enough water came in and puddle of water was sitting on top of the mat. I had to use a wet vac. The dealership was useless in finding the problem. Since then after looking up the problem on the internet and seeing that it's an acurrance I've been cleaning out the ducts. Now I'm reading it can be a clogged a/c line is clogged. Enough said that now after have car in the shop getting ready for a long trip (just having fluids, etc being checked)the shop sees the parking lights on the next morning after a heavy rain. They discover more water in car and the module is wet, now I can't take care on the trip. they try to dry out the module. But after picking up the car the BSM, TCS, brake light and tc symble are all on. This car has nothing but problems since I got it new. And never once could the dealership find the problems that I had taken it in for. This car is well cared for and hardley driven to warrent these kinds of problems. I am at a lost at dishing out hundreds of dollars for repairs when the car is not abused.

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  • kgpena, , 89,500 mi

    Alarm goes off when it rains. Dash shows that a door is open but they were all closed. Now the rear wiper won't turn off.

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  • Visitor, , 67,000 mi

    The CX-9 showed a number of electrical issues (turn signals, door locks, other components did not work). Took it to the dealer who replaced the BCM. There were no signs of water damage. Four weeks later, after a heavy rainstorm, the BCM failed again (hazard lights would not turn off). The dealer determined that clogged sunroof drains caused water to leak onto the BCM.

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  • Visitor, , 59,000 mi

    Water on drivers side floor during heavy rain storm. Electrical failures similar to above stories. After having the CX9 at the dealer a week they discovered a leak between the windshield and the body frame. Water was entering between window seal and frame, leaking on BCM and other critical electronic components. After all repairs were completed I was looking at $1800. Due to being on warranty still Mazda picked up the cost completely. I have 100K on the rig now and the problem never returned. I live in the NW and we get quite a bit of rain.

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  • Visitor, , 71,000 mi

    I have recently replaced my control module....

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  • Visitor,

    Leaks have after hard rain, have trashed our BCM. First noticed standing water in passenger side. Thought it was AC condensation. Blew it out. Still got leaks sometimes in driver's side. Doors won't lock, turn signals won't work, alarm would randomly sound--but that has went away.

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  • Visitor, , 81,000 mi

    Media button, blue tooth button don't work after rains and rear a/c fan blows on high for about 5 minutes after car is turned off. Also, low beam headlights alternate blowing at a rate of about one per month. Most recently, the rear wiper comes on and won't turn off.

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  • rant1, , 29,800 mi

    Same thing. Dealership replaced in cabin air filter as though that would solve problem. Water comes in through windshield and now have an electrical problem that they will not cover under warranty. They are citing a minor accident where fog light was replaced as cause for windshield problem that has nothing to do with it. It is their way of getting out of repair.

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