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#259 of 294 Hope My 2011 CX7 AC Is Fixed
Jul 15, 2012 (11:30 am)
On Sat July 14th driving my 2011 CX7 Grand Touring with my family when AC went dead again. The outside temp was in the 90's. Purely by accident I was by a automobile restoration business and employees came over to CX7 to see if they could help because I had pulled over. I said AC went dead and they offered to take a look. Came to conclusion that my system had air in it. Told that system had been low and refrigerant had been added. Fuse had blow before and dealer replaced a nd re attached lose wire. Restoration owner spent over an hour evacuating my system and refilling with refrigerant. Replaced fuse and "set up my system". While talking with mechanics told of taking into two sepereate Mazda service centers and had AC gone over by these centers. Automobile restoration business would not take money from me. Told they believe they found and corrected problem. Just blown away that owner refused to take any money from me. Owner said that working on my AC was a learning experience for them, glad they could help me. Will send thank you and gift card. G-d bless good mechanics who care. AC has been working well; I think they fixed my CX7 AC correctly. Why couldn't Mazda find the problem? I was in and out of both Mazda service centers in no time, told I was good to go problem was repaired. May good mechanics live very long lives, we certainly need them.
#260 of 294 2011 MAZDA CX-7 "AC" + FUEL ECONOMY SUCK
Aug 04, 2012 (2:40 pm)
I HAVE A MAZDA CX-7; FREAK CAR WITH NO AIR CONDITIONING, JUST FAN. + CONSUME FUEL LIKE V8.
MAXDA CX-7 SUCKS! 100% WILL NOT RECOMMEND TO ANY1. NEXT TIME I'LL BUY USING BRAIN NOT THE MODEL OR STYLE .
#261 of 294 Re: AC Still Not COLD from 2011 CX7 & Unit Bangs [stantonb1]
Aug 17, 2012 (3:35 pm)
I didn't have all the problems you describe but I live in AZ and thought that the AC was simply not strong enough. I mentioned it to my dealer.
Although I have not found the TSB online yet, my dealer said that one has just been issued for this vehicle regarding this issue (weak AC) . I suggest that you check with your dealer. Mine just ordered the parts per the TSB directive.
Other than that, I have had no problems with the car. I find it interesting how many people with 2007-2008 CX 7s complain on this forum. Did anyone not ever tell them to not but any car in its first or second model year
#262 of 294 Re: AC Still Not COLD from 2011 CX7 & Unit Bangs [cheapisgood]
Aug 18, 2012 (9:22 am)
"..not buy any car in its first or second year..."
Or in this case not even one in LAST year.
#263 of 294 Re: AC Still Not COLD from 2011 CX7 & Unit Bangs [wwest]
Aug 21, 2012 (3:02 pm)
My girlfriend owns a 2007 CX-7 and the AC unit just went out on her car. She drove it down to the dealership and by the time she got there it was spewing smoke like crazy from under the hood. Dealership called her and told her that it damaged the crank shaft and that all this work needs to be done to the car in order to get it drivable again. She has 68k miles on it which means it's past warrenty. She has had all of her maintenance done by the dealership. She never received any type of recall letter on regarding the AC. Is she completely screwed or is there something we can do? Dealership said it was going to cost about $2,150 to get the car fixed.
#265 of 294 CX7 AC ONLY OPERATES WHEN GOING OVER 2,000 RPM
Aug 28, 2012 (10:08 am)
We have a 2011 CX7 GT Turbo that only cools when we are going over 2,000 rpm. CX7 only has 6,000 miles and has been in for services at Mazda dealership where I am advised that AC is operating at Mazda standards. When our CX7 has been sitting in ninety degree heat and we get in and start it AC starts by making a banging sound. If we are able to maintain 2,000 rpm for 20 to 30 minutes CX7 will eventually cool down. If we are in city traffic you get no cooling from AC and roast. I am under the weather now and can not take CX7 in for service, but I am disgusted with Mazda not being able to find and remedy the cause of very poor AC. Also getting banging from Turbo when need to accelerate quickly.
#266 of 294 Re: Good News for 2007 CX7 Owners! [stevie1026]
Sep 07, 2012 (7:35 am)
I have recently put our $1150.00, that I could not afford to replace my ac compressor that nearly caused my engine to catch on fire. Had it not been for the torrential down pour that I was driving in and 2 block distance to my home, I would have been in a very very dangerous situation and lost my vehicle. I deserve and insist on a refund. My mechanic has documented the work and I have saved the compressor to show mazda how it literally "melted. It got so hot that it glowed red.
I have done a lot of research and am finding that many CX-7 owners have experienced the same problem and never received a recall letter. I am desperate to get my money back. I have a disabled husband in End Stage Renal Failure and cannot afford this. I had to borrow the money and need to pay it back somehow. If anyone has this Phantom recall letter, I beg you to send me a copy. I hope that nobody else has to deal with this either. Other than this problem I have been quite please with my Mazda. Come on folks, do the right thing.
#267 of 294 Re: Mazda ac. [pctech]
Sep 07, 2012 (7:44 am)
I am desperate for a copy of this letter. I have just shelled out 1150.00 for a compressor that seized up. It got so hot that it glowed red. It could have been a serioulsy dangerous situation. I was unable to drive the car and also put money out for a rental until the work was completed. Would you be as kind as to contact me with a copy of this letter. Thanks so much.