2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
My wife took her our cx9 on a road trip with our 2 girls.
On the way home she heard a clunk trying to back up.
Then at low speeds she heard a grinding noise, pulled over and had it towed to a dealership.
They said it had mice nesting near the bell housing.
Today I was suppose to go get it back and the mechanic called and said he tried to back it up and CLUNK.
Cracked transfer case.
It will be another 2 - 3 weeks before its fixed. It looks like many other owners have had this problem. Ours only had 17k miles on it.
Mazda should recall their cx9.