Last post on Mar 08, 2007 at 3:39 PM
You are in the Mazda CX-7
What is this discussion about?
Mazda CX-7, Auto Repair, SUV
#27 of 46 Re: Bumper / Door Repair - Phase I [astegman]
Feb 20, 2007 (4:49 pm)
I assume we are talking about the left door as the wait looks to be about a month. If your dealer has already ordered the part, they likely have a more accurate ETA.
#28 of 46 Re: Wheel Well [robert52]
Feb 20, 2007 (8:31 pm)
Was that black paint, or rustproofing? Be careful.
#29 of 46 Re: Wheel Well [carlitos92]
Feb 21, 2007 (5:34 am)
carlitos, do you think that might be something that falls under warranty repair? Seems strange that a high-pressure water spray would so easily remove that material. Every car wash I've been to, has that undercarriage spray. I wonder if robert52 problem was a fluke or if there's a genuine problem that's been uncovered (pardon the pun)
#30 of 46 Re: Bumper / Door Repair - Phase I [maltb]
Feb 21, 2007 (6:13 am)
I assume we are talking about the left door as the wait looks to be about a month
No, the damage is to both passenger doors. I will be checking in with the auto body shop by week's end, to see how they're doing with the bumper. Yes, hopefully they'll have a better sense of when the doors / skins will be available, at which time I'll bring the car back for Phase II.
#31 of 46 Re: Wheel Well [vbbuilt]
Feb 21, 2007 (7:10 am)
"do you think that might be something that falls under warranty repair?"
Man, it BETTER be!
That being said, I guess none of us know what has really been removed by the spray, or what the finish is that he's seeing underneath, but I'd be concerned. When I was putting on my mud flaps, I remember seeing what I thought was a rustproofing "mastic" - thick (looking) stuff that was maybe "troweled" on in the wheel wells... If that's getting blown away, what's left under there to protect from salt, etc?
#32 of 46 Bumper / Door Repair
Feb 21, 2007 (11:13 am)
Just got a call from the body shop. The Mazda parts man supposedly was not talking about the CX-7 when he said the door panels were back-ordered; he mixed it up with some other Mazda model. Turns out now that they are suddenly readily available. Gee, what a coincidence!!
Also, upon closer inspection, the car also needs a new left headlight, which will take 4-5 days to get. So all told, they're hoping to have everything - bumper; door panels; headlight - done some time next week. Hallelujah.
Meanwhile, I'm getting the hang of driving the behemoth Durango. What a boat! But so far, so good, even on the curvy, narrow Merritt Parkway (Connecticut). But wow, it makes me miss my CX-7 like crazy.
#33 of 46 Re: Mazda CX-7: Body Work / Repair [astegman]
Feb 21, 2007 (4:32 pm)
It's been over 3 weeks now since the local Mazda dealer submitted a request to Mazda for a delivery date on a new, replacement driver door for our CX-7. As of today, no reply from Mazda, and if a firm delivery date was given they tell me it would take 30 days to get it. UNBELIEVABLE! Less than 1,000 miles on the car, lost traction going less than 15mph on ice, damaged the right side, over $2,500 claim. I finally told the body shop to put the original door back on, put the glass in the repaired back panel, prime and I'll pick it up. Who knows when the door will get there so they can complete the paint / repair. This could go on forever!
#34 of 46 Pix of Damage
Feb 22, 2007 (6:47 am)
How can I include the pictures of my car right here in the body of this post? I've uploaded them from my camera to my computer, but I don't know how to get them to appear here.
Edited to add: I've now put the pictures of the damage on MyCarSpace. Not sure if I need to provide a link to it (if so, how?), or if people can just click on my user name to get there.
#35 of 46 Re: Pix of Damage [astegman]
Feb 22, 2007 (7:21 am)
Not sure how to link to it either, but I clicked your name and got to your page, and thus, your album. Worked fine.
It sucks seeing such a new car mangled. Though, I don't feel too bad about my door ding now! Is the wheel messed up, too, or is that just dirt?