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#90 of 118 Re: klunk noise on abs brakes [wwest]
Mar 04, 2009 (1:02 pm)
Yes, this is exactly what I get on my 2008 CX-7. In the morning when I first back up, as soon as I hit the brakes I hear a loud klunk sound (or maybe more of a "snap" sound) and I can feel the shock through the brake pedal. Then I drive forward and the first time I hit the brakes I hear the same thing.
Then I continue driving forward and everything is fine when I hit the brakes, until the next time I put it in reverse -- then I can reproduce the cycle again. But after about an hour of this it goes away, and I can't reproduce the cycle anymore, until I let it sit overnight. Same thing again the next morning, particularly if it's cold out. On warmer days it doesn't happen as much.
I've taken it to the Mazda dealer 3 times and they claim there's no known problem and they don't really know what it is. The first time they couldn't reproduce it after putting it on the hoist, the 2nd time they inspected the brakes and didn't really do anything, and the 3rd time they put some sort of sealer on the brakes pads and tried to charge me for it -- yeah, right. That seems to have helped for the past 2 days, but now I'm worried that they're just masking a problem that could have a long-term impact.
Is there some part that Mazda should be replacing?
#91 of 118 Re: Jerking Transmission [tbear1130]
Jun 03, 2009 (2:22 pm)
I would also be curious about the problem. I have 12,300 miles on my CX-7GTFWD
they had changed the module last year, but I notice it doesnot always go into 6th gear without letting off on the accellerator. I get the downshift sometimes on hills, but it is pretty flat where we live.
My gas milage has dropped significantly since they last worked on the car which I think was Dec. 08. I made 22.5mpg on a hwy trip this past weekend, but my intown
driving with heavy traffic has dropped to 15.1mpg which is the lowest I have ever gotten in town. I notice it spends a lot of time in 4th & 5th gear.
#92 of 118 HELP! MY 08 CX7 TRANSMISSION WENT OUT OF GEAR WHEN I WASN'T IN CAR
Dec 13, 2009 (3:16 pm)
I am looking to see if anyone has experienced this. I started my car and realized I left my purse inside the laundry room which is connected to the garage, my son stayed in the car while I grabbed my purse and put his hand on the gear shift and it went into reverse - i tried to jump in and push it back up, but to no avail and it ran over me and down the driveway hitting a mailbox to stop it- i have severe injuries from it and Mazda claims they have never heard of this happening and have offered nothing- it was only three months old off of the showroom floor. The whole family is terrified of the car at this point and I need help finding if anybody else has had this happen to them!!!
#93 of 118 Re: HELP! MY 08 CX7 TRANSMISSION WENT OUT OF GEAR WHEN I WASN'T IN CAR [coryt]
Dec 13, 2009 (7:45 pm)
That is horrifying. I hope you are able to recover from your injuries.
I wonder whether Mazda's position is/will be that your son set the car in motion by fiddling with the gear shift.
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#94 of 118 Re: HELP! MY 08 CX7 TRANSMISSION WENT OUT OF GEAR WHEN I WASN'T IN CAR [coryt]
Dec 13, 2009 (11:01 pm)
You need to get this checked immediately by a Mazda dealer. You are suppose to have your foot on the break in order to shift from park to reverse. Are you sure the vehicle was not in drive already. It is pretty difficult to shift from Park into reverse.
Sure hope you were not seriously hurt. Also remember that you have a manual function on your CX-7. You move it into the manual mode and it is extremely easy to shift from one gear to the next.
I would have a Mazda Dealer make sure that you donot have some faulty transmission, that is very dangereous.
#95 of 118 Re: HELP! MY 08 CX7 TRANSMISSION WENT OUT OF GEAR WHEN I WASN'T IN CAR [coryt]
Dec 16, 2009 (10:24 am)
Has anyone checked to be sure the park/brake locking solenoid assembly is fully operational...? And how well "hidden" is the manual release/bypass if the brake application doesn't allow a shift out of park..?
#96 of 118 Re: HELP! MY 08 CX7 TRANSMISSION WENT OUT OF GEAR WHEN I WASN'T IN CAR [tid
Dec 16, 2009 (11:55 am)
thank you to everyone who has put in helpful questions for me as this is a serious matter. I appreciate your help. In answer to tidester, they are not giving anything and maybe that is their position except that he was in the PASSENGER seat belting in-no where near the driver's seat......keep the possible answers coming as I need help getting Mazda to fix this problem!!! I ride three children around in the car on a daily basis and they are all terrified of the car since this happened.
#98 of 118 mazda cx7 transmission problem
Dec 28, 2009 (2:05 pm)
how do i read message 97????
#99 of 118 Re: mazda cx7 transmission problem [coryt]
Dec 28, 2009 (2:33 pm)
how do i read message 97?
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