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Mazda CX-7, Car Buying, SUV
#18 of 57 Re: New car fears [tbear1130]
Mar 20, 2007 (11:20 am)
I work for a Mazda dealer, an excellent car, we have not had 1 CEL light come on at our service dept.! What we heard is only the first 10% produced were afected. Enjoy.
#19 of 57 Re: New car fears [sssfegy]
Mar 21, 2007 (7:33 am)
Purchased on 25 October, CEL did come on once, dealer replaced gas cap,currently 7000 miles, no incidents.
#20 of 57 Re: New car fears [sssfegy]
Mar 22, 2007 (9:49 am)
First 10% you say ? Cos the first batch of right-hand CX-7 arrived here in Singapore in Feb 07, thus my ride may be in the first 10% percentile ? Ouch ! I can only hope that the boys at Mazda picked up on the problems of the CEL, gas cap, etc....before they put together in mass for the right-hand units...... picking my Aurora Blue on the 30th. Question .. my wife's 04 CRV has a chain driven timing belt that supposedly do not require any changes for almost the entirety of the vehicle's life. What about the CX-7 , any chance it is chain and not belt driven ?
#21 of 57 Re: New car fears [sssfegy]
Apr 24, 2007 (10:57 pm)
#22 of 57 Re: New car fears [okeyobiozo]
Apr 25, 2007 (12:15 am)
CEL = Check Engine Light
SUVs and Smart Shopper
#23 of 57 Re: New car fears [papercut]
Apr 25, 2007 (5:06 am)
Yes the CX-7's timing is chain drive not belt
#24 of 57 Re: New car fears [papercut]
Apr 25, 2007 (12:13 pm)
Yup. It's a chain.
#25 of 57 Re: Fears of buying a car in it's first model year - still justified? [budh]
May 01, 2007 (9:07 am)
I bought one in mid March. The CEL came on at 300 miles. New gas cap. Today at 1021 miles, smoke started coming out from under the hood. The car wasn't overheating, but I noticed bad smell from the very beginning whenever I parked it was obvious. I complained about it but nothing was found. I just had it towed to the dealers. This is a first for me. I've never had such a troubling experience with a new car. Other complaints, weak A/C, hot air coming from vents on coolest ambient setting so a/c is constantly needed. Could be from this smoking under the hood problem. BTW, I had only driven about 4 miles when it started to billow smoke. Disappointed? Wish I thought it over? I'll post later to let you know. In the meantime, I'm promised a loaner. Gas mileage was okay at first but only getting 15 mpg right now and I'm not a lead foot. Lemon?
#26 of 57 Re: Fears of buying a car in it's first model year - still justified? [1rub
May 05, 2007 (6:59 pm)
What vehicle are talking about please? hope not a CX9 'cause I just got one "The CEL came on at 300 miles. New gas cap. Today at 1021 miles..."
#27 of 57 Re: New car fears [tbear1130]
May 05, 2007 (7:10 pm)
what about the CX9? chain timing belt too?