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#266 of 284 Re: Good News for 2007 CX7 Owners! [stevie1026]
Sep 07, 2012 (8:35 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 284 Re: Mazda ac. [pctech]
Sep 07, 2012 (8:44 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.
#270 of 284 My 2009 CX-7 GT Turbo AC is bad too!!
Sep 27, 2012 (12:32 pm)
I just had a meltdown at the dealer I bought this vehicle from 10 months ago with the exact same loud noise and AC problems! They told me there was nothing wrong, treated me like I was hearing things or imagining the problem and watched me walk away. I'm grateful for all these postings that I can now share with a new mechanic to prove I'm not the only one. My AC makes a horrible loud noise when clicking off and on and you can hear the timing belt rattle and grind. Who knew?
#271 of 284 Re: My 2009 CX-7 GT Turbo AC is bad too!! [statraveler]
Nov 26, 2012 (11:24 am)
My A/C pully ceased yesterday while I was in another state visiting for the holiday weekend. What a nightmare with family and belongings in the car waiting 3 hrs for a tow truck. Dropped the car Huntington Mazda and called them first thing in the AM. My car was 5yrs old in April 2012 and only has 52k on it so I was hoping maybe Mazda would do the right thing. Nothing doing, its out of warranty - sorry....this despite my convincing attempt to get them to stand behind their problem. I was quoted a price of $745.00 for a new unit along with replacement serpentine belt, re charging the AC etc...Based on what I've read on the boards, I was pleasantly surprised as I was expecting to hear something in the 1200 range. Regardless MAZDA sucks for not owning up to this common issue and should have replaced these units on a recall because when they fail you bascially have to shut off your car immediately. Lets say you were crossing the GWB or Throgs Neck bridge, you have to stop you car in a lane of traffic and hope you dont get hit by a truck or other car. Its comforting to know that Mazda cares ~ NOT.
Here is my advice if you own one of these ticking time bombs, you are on borrowed time as to when your unit will fail. Be proactive suck it up and replace your unit, just think if you have your family with you and you are 50 miles + from your home and this happens.
IMO its only a matter of time before someone gets seriously hurt or killed by their car stalling due to this known defect on a busy highway or bridge without a shoulder as they sit and wait for help. I hope someone sues the shit of out of MAZDA for their failure to properly handle this known defect. Needless to say this will be my first and last Mazda that I will ever own. http://static.ed.edmunds-media.com/edmunds-webassets/1.36.128/img/forums/webxico- ns/emotorcons/emo_lemon.gif:lemon:
#272 of 284 Advice for those whose AC units have yet to cease
Nov 26, 2012 (11:39 am)
As previously stated, these AC's are ticking timebombs, you need to be proactive and replace them before they cease and cause you BIGGER problems. I just saw that there are LOTS of new & rebuilt units available on Ebay for 150 - 300. Buy one and have your local mechanic install it and charge it for you, bet you can get the whole job done easily under 500.00. If you're handy its only 2 bolts and 2 hoses, 85 bucks for a charge and youre back in business......WORD TO THE WISE - DO IT NOW
#274 of 284 Re: Advice for those whose AC units have yet to cease [boesman1]
Nov 26, 2012 (1:20 pm)
And then, if you're LUCKY (I wasn't), your timing chain won't disintegrate at 82K miles and destroy your engine! I had a 30K used engine installed at a cost of $5000, then traded the car on a Subaru Forester, never to look at a Mazda again. Fun-to-drive vehicles with absolutely NO manufacturer support when the faulty design presents itself and sucks your wallet dry!
#275 of 284 Re: Advice for those whose AC units have yet to cease [pctech]
Nov 27, 2012 (5:38 am)
Just had my TC replaced a year ago along with the VVT on the recall. I plan on rolling out of this car within the next 12 months. Its no wonder Mazda is stopping production on the CX 7 and replacing it with the CX 5. Too bad because I really enjoy the car aside from the dismal gas mileage.