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#178 of 199 Re: Mazda Buyers Beware [mtngirl34]
Feb 02, 2010 (2:24 pm)
YES BEWARE MY 2007 CX-7 IN IN THE SHOP STARTED WITH THE VVT NOW IT HAS PARTIALLY DAMAGED MY ENGINE WHAT A NIGHTMARE THEY WILL BE CALLING ME BACK (NOT THE DEALER AS THEY TRY TO JERK ME AROUND) THERE ARE OTHER MECHANICS THAT HAVE CERTAIN MACHINES TO FIX THE MAZDA CX-7 ASK FIRST DONT TAKE TO THE DEALER WANTS TO JUST PUT A NEW MOTOR IN OFF THE TOP $7,500.00 I HAVE NO WARRANTY DONT TRUST THE MAZDA DEALER YOU SHOULD FIND SOMEONE ELSE WHO IS RECOMMENDED AND YOU CAN TRUST.
SERVICE BULLENTIN #01-002/08 ISSUED 1/16/2008 REPAIR PROCEDURE LOOK THIS UP IF YOU HAVE YOUR WARRANTY THIS IS COVERED OTHERWISE YOU ARE JUST LIKE ME $$$ OUT OF OUR POCKET AND MAZDA PUT THESE VEHICLES OUT WITH ALL THESE PROBLEMS AND DIDN'T LET US KNOW .....
#179 of 199 Re: Mazda Buyers Beware [lulusboutique]
Feb 02, 2010 (3:36 pm)
I recommend turning off your CAPS LOCK. People tend to ignore messages typed in ALL CAPS.
SUVs and Smart Shopper
#180 of 199 regular/premium gas
Feb 10, 2010 (5:38 am)
I have read that 2008 and later models can use regular gas. Of course, I would be lucky enough to have a 2007 that requires pricey premium and this thing is thirsty. Is it possible to have the engine reprogrammed to match that of the 08 so I could at least use regular?
#181 of 199 Re: regular/premium gas [nace818]
Feb 10, 2010 (11:22 am)
The original press release indicated that the catalytic converter had been changed and possibly other unspecified mechanicals in addition to the programming. Sorry.
#182 of 199 Re: regular/premium gas [des5]
Feb 11, 2010 (7:00 am)
It figures. Thanks.
#184 of 199 CX-7 Service/Maintenance
Sep 03, 2012 (4:56 pm)
New Mazda CX-7 owner here. Just a few discussion points surrounding service and maintenance:
1. Where do you normally go for service - Dealerships or Independent Mechanic?
2. Regular service interval calls for 8,000km/4 months (Canadian) whichever comes first. Do you follow this or just go for 8,000 kms (or miles equivalent)? I find that 4months is kinda hard to keep up.
3. Fuel - premium vs regular?
#185 of 199 Re: CX-7 Service/Maintenance [pathybenny]
Sep 04, 2012 (6:46 am)
1. If the factory warranty is in effect, go to the dealer. That will cut out one of the many obstacles that Mazda will place in your way should you need major engine work. That may be up to 112km depending on year/engine.
2. As I understand it, the time limit has to do with oxidization of the oil which reduces lubricity. Exceeding these limits is best done with synthetic oil. Beware that exceeding the limits excessively gives Mazda ammunition to deny future warranty claims.
3. In 2007, premium was required. From 2008 on the ECU and cat were modified to permit regular. I have an '08 turbo and use mostly regular - can't really tell the difference. The salesman said use premium in the winter, but they don't know squat.
#186 of 199 Re: CX-7 Service/Maintenance [des5]
Sep 04, 2012 (4:54 pm)
Thanks Des. I have an 07 cx-7 unfortunately so it calls for premium. It is past warranty as well. I do plan on using synthetic oil however, 8,000 Km in 4 months is a lot for me. Do you follow the 4 months limit or just the km/mileage?
I talked to our local Mazda and a regular service costs $55 for synthetic so I guess it's not too bad. How much do you pay for a regular maintenance?
#187 of 199 Re: CX-7 Service/Maintenance [pathybenny]
Sep 05, 2012 (4:26 am)
My CX has only 51km., and I take it to a meticulous private mechanic. His policy is Mobil 1 for oil, filter change every 8km, oil and filter change every 16km. I go by distance, not time. He charges ~$60US.
I would do my own, but its better to have a third-party invoice for warranty claims, and the cartridge filter change is a funky procedure.