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#175 of 578 Need Help!
Dec 26, 2010 (12:57 pm)
I am an unemployed, student and mother of two with a 2007 Mazda CX7 with about 85,000 miles. My car started making a funny ticking noise a few months back and I've had two mechanics tell me it sounds like the timing chain. Even though, they explained, that a timing chain shouldn't need to be replaced on a car that is only 3 years old or with the amount of mileage it has. I just recently took it to a local company called Mazcare and they took one listen and told me I needed a new engine and it would cost me in excess of $8,000 for the car. My car is not even worth that amount to fix. After reading through all 167 posts, I believe my car is having the same problems every one else is having. I do not have any further warranty on the car and I owe more than the car is worth. I have no idea what to do? I purchased the car two years ago because it was a good deal and it was only a year old, thinking I would have it paid off and sold before I started having any major problems with it, but apparently I put my trust in the wrong company. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.......
#176 of 578 Re: Need Help! [srubia]
Dec 26, 2010 (5:42 pm)
Here's the deal. This car was designed to have the oil changed every 3,000 miles on the dot. If you don't have documentation to this fact and I mean to the mile you are out of luck. Mazda doesn't care about you or this piece of crap car. Do not drive this car if it is still running. Take it to the nearest lot, Kia is trading for it and giving good trade ins. You may feel you're taking a loss and you are but get rid of it now! I had mine fixed here in Nashville by a mechanic, it cost me $4,000.00. The timing chain in your car is bad and it needs to be fixed. It does NOT need a new engine. It shouldn't cost more than $2,500 right now but if it goes it will damage some valves which gets expensive. There are service bulletins on this car on interior parts and the turbo which will be next. I'm sorry you're having to deal with this but get rid of it.
#177 of 578 Re: Need Help! [boogitybop]
Dec 29, 2010 (3:26 pm)
Doesn't matter if she has all the oil receipts or not.. Her warranties are expired by 25k miles..
#178 of 578 Re: Mazda CX 7 Timing Chain [nattiekins]
Dec 29, 2010 (3:45 pm)
Mazda called us before arbitration and offered to replace both the engine and timing chain if we pay labor.. We took the deal as to not have to take an entire day off work, drive the 3 hours each way to the arbitration meeting and so on.. Its funny to me if they deal out of arbitration what the custome takes as a deal is never viewed by anyone else but if we would have went and won EVERYONE could have seen that Mazda was wrong.. Funny and far toooooo convenient I think. Took them the entire month they had to fix it and it came back to us with a oil finger printed head liner and putting out white smoke.. The smoke seems to have subsided but I am still getting rid of the car.. When we picked it up the tech told me regardless of having synthetic oil in the engine now which is supposed to extend its life in any other car does not in the CX-7.. Now to make things more interesting its making a rattling noise every once in a while like something didnt get tightened or something was damaged during the engine switch out. The car is a problem sell or trade them in while they still are running and run the other way!!!
#180 of 578 Re: CX -7 engine problems [mmasterson1]
Dec 30, 2010 (11:24 am)
have you or anyone else had any luck with getting Mazda tio warranty this??
#181 of 578 timing chain/engine
Dec 30, 2010 (11:50 am)
does any one know if there is a class action law suit against Mazda. I am having the same issue ast the rest of you with a timing chain braking at 75,000 miles. i have noticed that this is a common problem. i find it hard that Mazda has not yet had a recall on this. If anyone has any info on getting Mazda to cover this please let me know at mgawel75gmail.com
#182 of 578 Re: CX -7 engine problems [mgawel75]
Dec 30, 2010 (1:32 pm)
Mazda DID end up replacing my engine and turbo.. The chain broke at 42k miles.. By the time it was all said and done we filed with the National Safety and Transpo... Arbitration against Mazda for the non-warrantied items... AND we were all over the dealership because we had complained the year prior of ticking in the engine that they had sent us away for... We also had pretty good oil change records.. Like we were told by the lady that answers phones at the dealership we went through this "don't give up"...
EVERYONE that reads this and has this problem.. My husband called and spoke with someone at the National Safety and Transpo and laid the footwork to forcing Mazda into a recall.. WE collectivly have to file a complaint with them so they can track it.. Good luck all.. Keep those oil change receipts and stay on the phone and computer and keep eye poking cause being on here is good information but will not get anything changed.
#184 of 578 Re: turbocharger breakdown [barb34]
Dec 30, 2010 (1:52 pm)
We received a letter from Mazda stating that the AC Compressor is having the warranty extended on it to like 70k miles.. I dont have it in front of me.. If anyone reads this and would like a copy of my letter contact me at cameron4292002yahoo.com and I could send you a scanned copy of it.. Contained in the letter they offered to repair free of charge and or refund any expenses up to that mileage..