Last post on Oct 07, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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Mazda CX-7, SUV
#279 of 294 Re: MazdaSellsLemons [boughtalemon3]
Jan 25, 2013 (2:21 pm)
I know exactly what you are talking about had nothing but problems the day I purchase this Mazda. I actually was smart and added an extended warrenty on this car. At this moment it's in the garage getting fixed. Oil leaking in the inlet of the turbo. Kept having this high pitch sound every time on step on the gas. Also when starting my car burnt smell smoke came out the exhaust and would fill up my garage. I'm really surprise my car didn't start on fire. I have one more year before my car is paid off then I will get rid of it. I also will never by a Mazda again. Maybe I should get the timing chain fixed also while it's under the warrenty.
Apr 25, 2013 (1:02 pm)
My AC compressor seized up in the center lane of a busy 5-lane highway. When it did, the serpentine belt flew off and the power steering quit instantly turning my SUV into a very large dangerous brick. I had to quickly wrestle it over to the fast lane emergency lane and wait 1.5 hours for the tow truck with 3 9-year old cub scouts. Very dangerous on the side of the road after the danger of the break down. I have an extended warranty but the bill would have been $925 at the dealership in Metro Atlanta plus $60 for the rental. The car has had multiple issues since purchased. Mostly with the front suspension. I'd consider it a shiny burgundy lemon.
#281 of 294 2011 Mazda CX7 s Grand Touring AC Problems
May 10, 2013 (3:06 pm)
I have a 2011 Mazda CX7s Grand Touring with under 10,000 miles. When I turn on the AC I get an extremely loud banding sound. I believe the sound is coming from the AC compressor, but am not sure. The CX7 was taken to Reedman-Toll Mazda where my master cylinder was replaced because it was found to be leaking. The CX7 was returned and the check engine light was on. Took CX7 back and requested the reason for check engine light being on be corrected and AC be checked out. Service technician who says he has a CX7 Turbo same year as mine experiences same problem with AC.
My AC has not operated correctly since purchasing CX7. AC will cool CX7 when going over 50, but in traffic does very little. Mazda has been contacted and as of yet has not really gotten involved. I retained all records and Mazda told me that I never mentioned loud AC at start up and lack of AC performance. Reedman Toll technician informed me that "ALL" Mazda AC units make loud sound upon starting up. I would think if this was the fact that Mazda would have corrected the problem.
I am personally pleased with the service provided by Reedman Toll, and believe that dealership is having problems dealing with Mazda. For instance when dealership needed to keep CX7 Mazda did not want to authorize a rental. Mazda finally did give authorization, but it was like pulling teeth. I have several other vehicles and have never experienced vehicle rental problem when vehicle is under warranty and problem is difficult to diagnose.
Have other problems occasionally with CX7, considering replacing with 2013 Acura RDX. Use only synthetic Mobil 1 oil because of Turbo and change every 3,000. CX7 will frequently not run right. Check engine light is said to be due to lean gasoline mixture. I use only premium.
Would like to get others input.
#282 of 294 Re: 2011 Mazda CX7 s Grand Touring AC Problems [stantonb1]
May 12, 2013 (8:47 am)
I think that it is pathetic that the 2012 Dodge Avenger provided to me by Hertz Rental at Reedman Toll with close to 40,000 miles and average maintenance has terrific AC. My 2011 Mazda CX7 with under 10,000 miles and serviced every 3,000 miles has had from day of delivery poor AC. Come on Mazda has to know and be able to correct. The Acura RDX is looking more and more appealing.
I have been under the weather and have not been able to take as active a role as I would prefer to with the CX7, but now I am really ticked off with Mazda.
#283 of 294 Re: 2011 Mazda CX7 s Grand Touring AC Problems [stantonb1]
May 13, 2013 (10:56 am)
Dealer and MAZDA Response:
Customer states there is A/C compressor noise in the morning. Called hotline, was told it was normal reference # 816964. Hotline is contacting engineers and will contact us and the customer.
Was contacted by field engineer. Normal condition of the vehicle. Compared to another like vehicle.
I have this to say to Mazda. This definitely is not normal. A/C is not cooling properly, is not running correctly and perhaps Mazda needs to consult with engineers who are better equipped to diagnose. I do not think Mazda customers would accept this as being normal.
Definitely considering unloading this brilliant black Mazda CX7 lemon.
#284 of 294 Zoom & A/C Just Not There
May 13, 2013 (1:56 pm)
Just contacted by Mazda customer representative who advised me that phone call was going to be recorded. When I said I give permission and would be recording too she hung up. My A/C is evidently working up to Mazda's field engineers performance standards and I have to accept this.
#285 of 294 2 ac condensors within 1 year?
Sep 15, 2013 (4:09 pm)
we own a 2008 mazda cx7 w/ about 75k miles. last summer our ac stopped working no other signs of problems on a trip 5 hrs from home. car wouldn't start next time we stopped. mechanic who was a saint saw us, came to help, had the car towed to his shop. he replaced the direct drive psc cond fan motor. 1 month ago we were 3 hrs from home, the ac stopped working. the car ran fine. a dlrship told us it was the condenser and dryer (ran a diagnostic, $750) taking it to local shop tomorrow. how normal is it to have your ac go out twice in one year?
not a lot of wear and tear in the year btw, fewer than 10k miles. we bought the car used w/ 60k on it, so no warranty. do we have a possibility for a claim? thanks
#286 of 294 Re: 2 ac condensors within 1 year? [loml12498]
Sep 16, 2013 (8:24 am)
Aside from your a/c problems, be prepared for your timing chain to disintegrate at approx 80k like my '07 did. The car was religiously maintained by the dealer and was never abused. The engine was essentially destroyed and a replacement was quoted at $6400, if I remember correctly. Dump the car while you still can! I'm now driving a Subaru Forester - no more "zoom-zoom" for me!
#287 of 294 Re: Good News for 2007 CX7 Owners! [pctech]
Sep 18, 2013 (11:36 pm)
I have a 2007 CX7 and just turned 21k. A/C has gone out, can anyone send me a copy of this letter please!
#288 of 294 Re: Good News for 2007 CX7 Owners! [07micheles]
Sep 19, 2013 (9:38 am)
See post #268 for the link to the letter. Good luck!