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#135 of 294 CX-7 AC Failures
Oct 11, 2009 (6:33 am)
2008 MAZDA CX7, A/C COMPRESSOR LOCKED UP,BOUGHT IT BRAND NEW FROM DEALER AND ONLY AT 14,500 MILES IT LOCKS UP ON ME. *TR
MY CAR IS A 2008 MAZDA CX-7 AND THIS SUMMER I BEGAN TO USE THE AC WHICH NEVER SEEMS TO COOL OFF MY CAR. IT BLOW COLD AIR BUT NOT VERY COLD AND I HAVE TO KEEP IT AT LEVEL 4 AND PUSH THE OTHER BUTTON THAT MAKES IT BLOW HARDER. WHICH I THINK IS THE CIRCULATION BUTTON. I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO KEEP IT ON FULL BLAST AND WITH THE AC BUTTON AND THE ONE NEXT TO IT DEPRESSED ALL THE TIME TO COOL MY CAR OFF. I DON'T THINK IT IS RUNNING CORRECTLY. *TR
AIR CONDITIONING BLOWS HOT AIR A FEW TIMES A DAY. IT NEVER FULLY COOLS CAR. AT SOME TIMES IT STARTS BLOWING SO HOT THAT IT IS MORE COMFORTABLE TO TURN THE A/C OFF EVEN WHEN IT IS 105 DEGREES OUTSIDE! I HAVE TAKEN THE CAR INTO MAZDA OF ST. GEORGE, UTAH TWICE AND THEY PUT A THERMOMETER IN THE VENT, TELL ME IT'S COLD ENOUGH AND SEND ME ON MY WAY. THEY SAY THEY DON'T KNOW WHY IT BLOWS HOT AIR BUT THAT THE A/C SYSTEM IS WORKING NORMALLY. I HAVE LIVED IN THIS VERY HOT CLIMATE FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND HAVE OWNED MANY DIFFERENT CARS. ALL OF THEM WERE ABLE TO COOL DOWN THE CAR TO A COMFORTABLE TEMPERATURE EVEN IN OUR HOT AREA. WHEN THE TEMPERATURE GETS ABOVE 100 TO 105 DEGREES THE CAR IS TOO UNCOMFORTABLE TO DRIVE. IN FACT, MY WIFE WILL CHOOSE TO DRIVE MY TRUCK (AS OPPOSED TO HER ¿08 MAZDA) AS THE AIR CONDITIONER IN THE TRUCK ACTUALLY BLOWS COLD AIR. *TR
AC COMPRESSOR SHAFT FAILURE AND FELL OFF. CAR WAS 18 MONTHS OLD. *TR
ON 6/17/09, MY 2008 MAZDA CX-7 ERUPTED IN SMOKE WHILE I WAS DRIVING WITH MY 1 & 3 YEAR OLD. I WAS TERRIFIED IT WOULD CATCH ON FIRE & LUCKILY WAS ABLE TO GET MY BOYS AND I OUT SAFELY OFF THE FREEWAY. HERZOG MEIER MAZDA IN BEAVERTON, OR CONFIRMED IT WAS THE AC COMPRESSOR THAT CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO BREAK DOWN. THE ESTIMATE TO FIX WAS $2400. I DECIDED TO GO ONLINE & DO RESEARCH. I WAS OUTRAGED BY WHAT I DISCOVERED. THERE ARE ENDLESS AMOUNTS OF CX7 OWNERS WHO ALSO HAD ISSUES WITH THE A/C COMPRESSOR MOST WITH LESS MILEAGE THAN MY VEHICLE. I CALLED MAZDA TO FILE A COMPLAINT TODAY. MAZDA SHOULD ACKNOWLEDGE THIS ERROR & DO A RECALL. *TR
SUDDEN FAILURE OF AC CLUTCH. LOCKS UP AND BURNS. AFFECTS STEERING AND WILL DAMAGE ENGINE. *TR
We need more reports filed to get a recall on the AC system! Please file with:
Here are all complaints filed so far.
#136 of 294 Pre-emptive maintainance..??
Oct 11, 2009 (10:49 am)
What would be the cost of simply replacing the A/C compressor at each 20-25,000 mile period..??
Oct 17, 2009 (5:30 pm)
My wife and I purchased an '07 CX 7 new and now it has 36,000 plus a few miles. We noticed the ac had warmed up and we took it in while it was still under warranty. They checked it and said it was blowing fine. I don't remember the milage, but I will get that. Now it isn't cooling and i have a loud noise with the burning rybber smell! Our nightmare has just begun. This is saturday nite on the 17 of Oct '09. Monday morning our fight begins. Wish us luck, and I'm going on the national page too.
#138 of 294 CX-7 2008 AC failure
Oct 17, 2009 (7:22 pm)
keep us informed. Some dealers just do the work and some won't if it's out of miles or time. You might get lucky! If not see the site above and file, list the problem with the state, file with the local BBB! They'll be calling you for help. Tom
Oct 19, 2009 (9:08 am)
I took my '07 CX 7 to the dealership today to see what was up with the a/c / compressor. I let them know i had been in before at 29,123 miles with the ac blowing hot. The records showed they looked at it and the tech said it was fine and blowing 40 degrees. The exact milage is 36,966 now. They said they will probably have it fixed under warranty since it is not 1,000 miles over the warranty. They had to contact Mazda, and it would be Mazda's call. I asked when they would know and the service advisor said maybe a day or to, but not a week. Get this... as i was expaining the signs and symptoms, a mechanic that works there not knowing what kind of car it was, said "a CX 7?". later another mechanic said it was like the other three they had done. this is in Bryan, TX.
Oct 21, 2009 (1:03 pm)
I've been waiting for three days to hear if the dealership is going to cover the repairs. I called this morning and the service manager said he had two other iteams to address with the Mazda area sevice rep or region what ever the case may be. I still hadn't heard from him at 3 pm today so i went there. The service manager said he should hear back today. My car is still sitting in the same place, a couple lots from the maintanence building, still unlocked just like I left it. He said they looked at it, and then I said it was still in the same spot. He let me know they couldn't tie up a bay for three days, and I was like NO S#T. I don't even think they have looked at the A/C yet.
Oct 21, 2009 (3:14 pm)
Just got the word that Mazda is going to warranty the A/C problem. They stepped up to the plate for now. The dealership seemed like they where dragging their feet, but in the end I hope it works out. I will post the things they fix, and still get with the national webpage people from the earlier post about the problem.
#142 of 294 Could have been killed in a 2008 Mazda CX-7
Oct 26, 2009 (12:53 pm)
September 30 2009, Driving back from New Hampshire to Massachusetts, the inside of my Mazda CX-7 without any warning lights showing, started to fill with smoke and the power steering went. I was in the far left lane of route 128 during rush hour and had to make my way over to the breakdown lane. I opened the hood and the coolant reservoir blew. Coolant was everywhere. If my wife or son were driving this vehicle they probably could not have been able to handle the loss of the power steering. This vehicle is less than 2 years old and has 47k miles on it.
Apparently there is a known defect with the AC compressor which if it breaks down it also knocks out the power steering. The Mazda dealership covered the parts($1000) but was adamant that I would have to pick up the labor of approx. $500. After going back and forth with Mazda corporate help line, I was able to get them to cover the labor. I appreciate the fact that the dealership did help me out and I thank them for that but I firmly believe they knew of this defect when I was sold the car. I was reassured the replacement AC compressor was not the same factory compressor installed in this vehicle which is an admission to the problem because why would a new improved part be available if there was no need?. Also a week later an o2 sensor went which the dealership covered. In addition to my safety concerns, how can I sell a vehicle that smells of coolant and now has a documented problem. I asked for an extended warranty for the vehicle but Mazda refused. This is too bad because it really is not a bad vehicle.
#143 of 294 reliability
Oct 26, 2009 (8:19 pm)
"I personally know two people who were recently shopping for a small suv and took a hard look at CX-7, but ended up elsewhere because they were turned off by CX-7's bad reliability." by nsbio1
There are two more customers Mazda has lost due to AC problem: my co-worker and I. We were a potential buyers of 2010 CX-7 but decided not to gamble and quit.
#144 of 294 Re: Could have been killed in a 2008 Mazda CX-7 [wrenfox]
Oct 27, 2009 (3:47 am)
What was the dealer's reasoning for not wanting to cover the labour on your CX-7? It is still under full warranty unless you have a lot of miles on it. You can pick up an extended warranty from any dealer and that is probably not a bad idea. Will cost you some money but give you peace of mind. The coolant smell should go away in a few days.