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Mazda CX-7, SUV
#13 of 45 Re: new cx7 and starting issues [michele_2005]
Jan 21, 2008 (3:56 pm)
I am in the process of dealing with this issue. When it first happened they diagnosed a throttle bolt problem, and when that didn't fix the problem they tried a new fuel pump, which also didn't fix the problem. Then they installed a new high pressure fuel pump (I guess the CX7 has two fuel pumps). Finally, after 10 days it seemed like the problem was rectified. However one day later the problem reoccurred. They tell me it is the high pressure fuel pump again. Each time they have had to order the parts so the vehicle stays out of commission for an inordinate amount of time. All of this after four bouts with the CEL. To be true to form I should only get lemon air freshener for the vehicle in the future (if the shoe fits and all).
#14 of 45 Re: new cx7 and starting issues [ironyabounds]
Jan 23, 2008 (12:40 am)
I feel for what your going through! Do what I did...tell them you are leaving your cx7 with them till the problem is fixed and arrange for the use of a loaner car. If they do not have this service available find a dealership that does....There is a fix, be patient and I wouldn't go buying the lemon air freshener just yet.
I know how frustrated I was, but my cx7 is running perfect now. Drop it off and tell them to fix it. Keep me posted!
#15 of 45 Re: new cx7 and starting issues [michele_2005]
Jan 24, 2008 (10:19 pm)
I should know tomorrow. After they replaced the high pressure fuel pump yet again, to no avail, they have told me it was a wiring issue and they think they have solved the problem - they just want to hold the vehicle one more day to make sure. I've had a rental, but I really didn't buy a CX7 just so I could drive a Ford Focus or Pontiac Grand Prix (its taken close to three weeks). Hopefully this is the fix.
#16 of 45 Re: new cx7 and starting issues [ironyabounds]
Jan 30, 2008 (2:30 am)
Well, the POS went down again. Same problem. I honestly think there is a serious engineering issue with the CX7s, and I wouldn't be surprised if this starts cropping up more often as miles are added to these things. Never ever will I buy a Mazda again.
#17 of 45 Re: new cx7 and starting issues [ironyabounds]
Jan 30, 2008 (11:20 am)
What iis the POS
#18 of 45 Re: new cx7 and starting issues [ironyabounds]
Jan 31, 2008 (4:40 am)
It's your service departments inability to fix the problem, take it elsewhere, it can be fixed.
#19 of 45 Re: new cx7 and starting issues [cx7lover]
Feb 05, 2008 (12:00 am)
They are the only Mazda dealership in town. If I want a rental while it is under repair I have to go to them. In any event, I believe they are going along with my lemon law claim and should be returning my money, unless the dealership is just jerking me around.
#20 of 45 CX7 Won't crank
May 31, 2008 (10:17 am)
This morning we found that our new CX-7 (08) wouldn't start. It wouldn't crank. The doors would not lock or unlock remotely. Nada. No dash lights.
The car was running fine last night. No warning lights.
I'vew tried starting it in Park and in Neutral, checked the battery terminals, tried the remote start. Nothing. Not the slightest sign of life. ALthough I don't think the battery is dead (lights go off automatically), I will put it on a trickle charge just in case.
Of course, I rather suspect that some expensive electronic thing is at fault. BUt I'd appreciate any suggestions other members might have.
#21 of 45 Re: CX7 Won't crank [pgrudin]
May 31, 2008 (11:10 am)
Check to see if your lights will turn on, which would indicate that battery is charged. Do you have a seperate car alarm? These can sometimes cause issues.
Call Mazda free roadside assistance.
#22 of 45 Re: new cx7 and starting issues [ironyabounds]
Mar 10, 2010 (8:34 am)
I agree! I have had nothing but problems with the 2007 CX7 we bought new to bring to Europe with us while stationed here. Since getting here the AC Compressor has gone out ($1,000 no warranty thank you), shocks, brakes, vent air, defroster leaks all over the floor, lights and alarms that go off for no reason, and now the darn thing won't start. I understand brakes and shocks...but the rest of it?? PLUS, and here is the real kicker, Mazda will not ship to military overseas, nor will they honor warranty to military overseas (contrary to what the dealer says, they'll say anything won't they?). Wouldn't have bought a Mazda if I had known. It is very unsettling to be in a foreign country unable to speak the language well with a car that is so unreliable.
Fun to drive, but so not worth it. I think I am going to follow your lead and put a lemon air freshener in it....maybe then it will get the message LOL.