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#100 of 294 Re: AC Compressor [theblackscotty]
Jun 26, 2009 (7:46 am)
Does anyone have any suggestions?
The mazda dealership wants to charge us almost 3k to fix our 2008 Mazda CX7. Apparently the service guy said that it was in fact the AC pump that failed and caused all the other problems. He said that the pump, clutch assembly, tensioner, belt, and some crank bolts need replaced. He also said the it would not be covered under the power train warranty. The gentlemen I spoke with there before, said that if the service dept. deemed that it was the AC pump that caused the problem, that it WOULD be covered. Thatís why I had it towed 75 miles down there!
#101 of 294 Re: Have the AirCon issues been sorted now? [zoomzoom77]
Jun 26, 2009 (1:57 pm)
Just went to the Defects and Recall website and reported the defected AC compressor in my 2008 Mazda CX7. I have a feeling more and more 2008 owners will soon have the same problems. It only took a minute to fill out, just have your vin# handy. PLEASE report this if you have a similar problem with your CX7. Here's the website again:http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov
#102 of 294 Re: Have the AirCon issues been sorted now? [sdbobo619]
Jun 26, 2009 (3:45 pm)
Well, just got home from my long drive (3 hours to be exact) to pick my 2007 Mazda. After a phone call from the Service Mgr, I was seeing more red than you can imagine. Basically, he threatened me and told me that if I didn't accept Mazda's offer of 75% off of my repair bill, I was going to have to pay the full $3300! He told me that Mazda was upset that I was making such demands of 100% payment of the bill, reimbursement for rental car, etc. and that they were going to rescind their offer of 75%. After I calmed down a bit, I could see a little clearer. I put on my "happy face" and had a friend drive me down to pick up the darn car. I figured that I could fight things once I paid the bill. On the advice of NHTSA, I will be contacting my State Attorney General and will put the car up for sale tomorrow! On my drive home, stopped for gas (was down to 1/4 tank) and upon restart, the vehicle sputtered and stalled. Same thing on second attempt. Third attempt, I gunned the engine a bit and was on my way. Called the dealership on my way home to give them a "heads up" that I was experiencing problems. What a headache.
Jun 26, 2009 (7:58 pm)
Anyone know who makes the AC compressors for the CX-7?
#104 of 294 Re: who makes them? [steve_]
Jun 27, 2009 (8:00 am)
It may not be the "fault" of the compressor, over-charging of the refrigerant, or contamination of same, at the factory, for instance.
#105 of 294 Re: who makes them? [wwest]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 27, 2009 (10:21 am)
And would that explain all the failed compressors over in the the Honda CR-V AC Compressor Issues?
I'm just wondering if they are Denso compressors and not, say, Panasonics.
#106 of 294 Re: CX-7 AC Compressor Broken Down [ningj]
Jul 04, 2009 (12:52 pm)
Hello everybody, My name is Edgar and I am from Mexico. Two years ago I bought a Mazda CX7 here in Mexico and past week suddenly the AC didn't function and while I was trying to turn it on I saw smoke from the engine, by luck the smoke didn't come from engine but from A/A compressor. I went to the Dealer and they told me that the compressor got broken and a new one costs 13,000 pesos ($970 USD) (too expensive!!). Unfortunatelly my warranty is not longer valid and I have to pay for a new one. Some of you know if there is a recall in USA or where can I buy this compressor out of Mazda?
#107 of 294 Re: CX-7 AC Compressor Broken Down [edgario]
Jul 06, 2009 (11:08 am)
I am having the SAME problem. I bought the car used in December of last year and I had a vehicle inspection and the AC compressor did not come up as being a problem. Now, in the middle of summer in South Florida (just after my warranty expires) my AC starts blowing warm. I took it to the dealership and they told me that AC compressor gave out. The rep also said that he has seen this serveral time with the CX7. I called two other dealers in the area and they have advised that they are seeing the exact same problem. I filed complaint at nhtsa.gov and I encourage anyone with this similar problem to do so. It is clear that a recall should be made
#108 of 294 A/C compressor issue
Aug 02, 2009 (7:07 am)
The A/C is supplied by some outside supplier, not Mazda.. some of us need to understand that.
It's a problem however and the A/C locking up will need to be recalled... if we make enough complaints about how it/the compressor itself locks up the serpentine belt and can cause a safety issue we can force a recall.
The part has been updated. It also should be noted that just because it is a widespread PROBLEM that it does NOT constitute a recall. It MUST be a Safety or emissions issue for it to be a recall.
#109 of 294 Re: A/C compressor issue [cx7lover]
Aug 02, 2009 (9:12 am)
"...It MUST be a Safety or emission issue..."
Or a "marketing" (public awareness) NIGHTMARE..!!