Last post on Apr 25, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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Mazda CX-7, SUV
#414 of 417 Re: CEL: P2006 on 2007 Mazda CX-7 [laurie17]
Apr 16, 2013 (6:08 pm)
sell it while you still can walk away
I went back to the good old reliable Honda accord!
#415 of 417 the end of my 2008 cx-7
Apr 16, 2013 (6:14 pm)
So on my last posting, i called the dealer, spoke to the shop manager and basically my turbo was in need of replkacement, my engine needed a rebuilt and all this was about $4,500 dollars
I also had electrical problems and the dealer and mazda customer relations neglected all the problems with my car. I had premature damage of all my cylinders, the CEL detected problems in all my cylinders, the VVT actuator was also damaged and the dealer even question weather I ever did normal oil changes. The list of problems is so long tha tI i gave up, I walked into a Honda dealer and I just got an accord.
Sure my CX7 was exciting to drive but the maintenance was just ridiculous!
Now I save gas with my 4 cyl engine even if the car is boring to srive but at least I know Honda stands on the image and their products!
AVOID MAZDA AT ALL COSTS!
#416 of 417 Re: Multiple Warning Lights [1rubyred]
Apr 25, 2013 (3:45 pm)
We have an '07 CX7 bought new with 38 miles and have had just about every problem on this board/forum. We are on our 3rd AC system, new tension pulley due to AC seizure bending it, CEL code 401 for EGR valve (dirty/gummed), ABS/TCS lights coming on and off, etc... We are clean across the board for now and have 140K+ miles on this vehicle. The EGR problem seems to stay away if we run premium fuel (Like Shell, good cleaning additives) and Lucas fuel cleaner once or twice a month with gas fill up. Dealers fix is to replace it for $800+. The ABS/TCS lights.......had it looked at and was told maybe ABS module or a sensor blah, blah, blah, but used my local mechanic and found that the brake light switch was malfunctioning. The break lights were not working all the time and caused the lights to come on. Replaced it and no more ABS/TCS lights. Been good for over a month now! I took the old switch apart and found the contacts were dirty in which caused no connection when depressed. The ABS/TCS systems need a signal from this switch to respond properly, if not... then the ABS/TCS lights. If your getting intermitten brake lights then your switch works occasionally and the ABS/TCS system gets just one bad report or lack of report then lights come on and will not reset until you turn car off and then back on again...until another bad report. I cleaned the old switch and it is functional now as well. If you are mechanically inclined might be an option. My mechanic did it for $70 including part. Well worth it since he hooked up the computer to check other things as well. He said the switch might need to be adjusted for your break peddle if replacing new! Good luck!!!