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#217 of 284 Re: Good News for 2007 CX7 Owners! [pctech]
Sep 24, 2011 (3:17 pm)
I have a 2008 CX-7 and I never got such a letter. If one of you guys could scan and email it to me, that would be great, because I've got the AC compressor problem, too, at 47,000 miles, which seems about right. The problem is that I may have a very hard time getting reimbursed. I would like all the information I can get before I go to Mazda with this. Perhaps I can convince them to help me if I can prove that I should have gotten the letter, but that they never sent it before I took the car out of the country.
I'm a Foreign Service Officer at the US Embassy in Bogota, Colombia. I keep you safe by keeping the cartels and terrorist OUT of the US. The government sent me and my CX-7 (bought in Pennsylvania) here in November of last year. While driving through the country on a Sunday evening with my daughter about 50 miles north of the city, the unit seized, the belt incinerated itself, etc. We were stuck, and you don't want to be stuck in rural Colombia at night, especially if you are a gringo with diplomatic plates. We got a tow (complete luck) back to Bogota for Col$300,000 (about $165 - not bad for 50 miles on a Sunday). It was fun sitting up in the car on top of the tow truck, and probably very illegal in the US. Problem #1 is that the car is not warrantied out of the US and Canada. I ordered the compressor from Mazda USA through the APO, but the repairs still cost the equivalent of US$1,200 because the miscellaneous parts cost a bundle here. perhaps I can convince them to pay me for the parts, at the US price. I'll mail them to them.
Problem #2 is that the car doesn't run as well as it did before. The thing is a pig until the turbo kicks in at about 2800 rpm. It has no power. In addition, at low rpm's, I lose the power brakes. I did not have that problem until immediately after the AC seizure. Anybody have any idea how it could be related? Suggestions appreciated, because I am dealing with Mazda Colombia in Spanish - not my native language. In addition, these dudes don't have the same cars here. Their CX-7's don't have all our US emissions controls, etc. They may not have the sophistication that our US Mazda people have (or think they have). By the way, Bogota is at 8,500 feet above sea level. Temperatures are usually between 55-70 degrees. I drove up a mountain pass today to 11,000 feet and the temperature gauge went very hot for the first time ever. What's going on here?
#218 of 284 Re: Good News for 2007 CX7 Owners! [stevie1026]
Sep 24, 2011 (3:28 pm)
I'm willing to do this but your email address is listed as "private"!
#219 of 284 Re: Good News for 2007 CX7 Owners! [pctech]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 24, 2011 (6:22 pm)
Click on Community Profile to change your email settings.
#220 of 284 Re: Good News for 2007 CX7 Owners! [pctech]
Oct 02, 2011 (8:59 pm)
I had the same exact issue with my 08 Mazda CX-7, car started smoking, popped the hood and noticed that the ac compressor was stuck, continued driving and the belt burned up! I have a warranty that covers powertrain only but will definitely call Mazda tomorrow and ask about the recall - do I have to have the letter? If not can somebody please, please email it to me? I bought the car because I just had a baby and thought it would be safe for us but it actually left us stranded on a lonely highway at dusk, we had to wait 1 hour for a tow.........it was horrible to say the least.
#221 of 284 Re: Good News for 2007 CX7 Owners! [pctech]
Oct 02, 2011 (9:03 pm)
I am having the same problem with my AC Compressor and do not recall having received a recall letter. Would it be possible for you to e mail a copy of the one sent to you?
#223 of 284 Re: Good News for 2007 CX7 Owners! [steve_]
Oct 03, 2011 (5:24 am)
The guys that want a copy of the letter have either to change their email setting as stated by steve (host) OR, as stevie1026 did, put it in the body of the reply. He will receive his today but the rest need to realize I can't email you if you don't give me the address!
#224 of 284 Re: Mazda ac. [stevie1026]
Oct 03, 2011 (5:30 am)
OK, just sent it - let me know if it doesn't arrive.
#226 of 284 Re: Mazda ac. [pctech]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 03, 2011 (6:03 am)
This isn't working - all people are doing is posting contact info in the forum, which is spidered by Google and Bing and the rest of the search engine. That means that every one of y'all is going to wind up on spam lists.
Plus it's against our forum rules, so we're going to clean out posts with email addresses in them.
You could just change your email to public in your profile.
Even better, take a picture of the letter, block out any identifying information, and park it on a photo hosting site like flickr.com and simply link to it. Then people will be able to find it in two years without having to try to track you down.