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Mazda CX-7 Engine Problems
Last post on May 21, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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#199 of 577 I'VE HAD ALL 3 MAJOR ISSUES SEE BELOW
Jan 18, 2011 (7:56 am)
This is Christina Jenkins email address christinajenkins2005yahoo.com . I HAVE NOW HAD THE 3RD MAJOR ISSUE ON THE 2007 MAZDA CX-7.
1. A/C CONDERSON FROZEN - REPLACED $ 1250.00
2. TIMING CHAIN BROKE-CRACKED HEAD GASKET,BENT VALUE REPLACE FULE INJECTORS AND SO ON DEALER WANTED TO CHARGE ME $ 7,500.00 MY MECHANICE PROFESSIONS FIXED IS FOR $ 3,025.00
3. NOW IT'S IN THE MAZDA DEALER PRETTY SURE ENGINE TURBO FAILURE. WHAT A NIGHTMARE WE DO ALOT OF DRIVING BUT TAKE VERY GOOD CARE OF VEHCILE CHANGE OIL MOBIL 1 SYNETHIC EVERY 7,000 USE TO BE 5,000 MAZDA RECOMMENDS 7,500.
WANT TO BE IN THE LEMON LAW SUIT, THE MAZDA DEALER HAS ME A 2010 CX-7 DID YOU ALL KNOW NOW THE CX DO NOT HAVE TURBOS AT ALL AND YOU CAN USE REGULAR UNLEADED. WOW WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE IF THEY STARTED LIKE THIS SEEMS THEY DID ALL THESE CHANGES BECAUSE OF OUR ISSUES AND YET THEY DON'T WANT TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND DO A RECALL. MY VEHICLE HAS 146,000 MILES HAD IT FOR 3 YEARS PURCHASE WITH 12,000. JUST BECAUSE WE HAVE ALOT OF MILES AND TAKE CARE OF THIS VEHICLE 100% ALWAYS. SHOULD THE TURBO GO OUT, A/C CONDERSON FREEZE 85,000 - TIMING CHAIN BREAK 102,000. WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON JAPAN AGAIN HAS THESE F IN CARS THAT DON'T WORK SORRY ABOUT MY LANGUAGE IS AM PRETTY UPSET SINCE MY NOTE IS STILL 18K BOUGHT THIS WILL ALOT OF EXTRAS. WHAT TO DO ANYONE OUT THERE I NEED HELP TO TAKE THESE PEOPLE TO COURT AGAIN PUT ME ON THE LAW SUIT RECALL ANYONE: MY NAME CHRISTINA JENKINS - CHRISTINAJENKINS2005YAHOO.COM I HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED TO NTHSA THEY FORWARD TO MAZDA - MAZDA CONTACTED ME AND SAID FROM WARRANTY 35,000 THEY WILL GIVE ME 60,000. HELL0 THEY HAVE ALL THE DOCUMENTS SAYING MY MILES ARE WAY OVER. THEY KNOW THAT ANYONE OUT THERE UNDER 60,000 MAZDA IS GIVING EVERYONE A UPGRADED WARRANTY TO 60,000 - BUT DOESN'T MEAN THEY WILL FIX IT GOOD LUCK.
LADY PISSED OFF IN TEXAS
#200 of 577 Re: I'VE HAD ALL 3 MAJOR ISSUES SEE BELOW [lulusboutique]
Jan 18, 2011 (1:37 pm)
Sad part is, is you have been lucky thus far... My breaks happened at half the miles or less than yours.. Im under the powertrain warranty and Im still getting the jerk around.. Good luck guys... Cross your fingers I am meeting with some adjuster at the dealership Thursday so they can feed my more bull...
#201 of 577 Re: CX -7 engine problems [albeback]
Feb 28, 2011 (7:11 pm)
I have a 2008 Mazda cx-7 and i am now on the third turbo with this stupid car. Only 43000 miles. ac unit went out too. also broken motor mount. Very unhappy with the quality of this car. Car is at the dealer now waiting to see if it is going to be warrantied for the third turbo. Dealer wants proof of oil changes.
#202 of 577 Re: CX -7 engine problems [mazda_no]
Feb 28, 2011 (8:49 pm)
Im sorry your having the same problems as the rest of us.. We finally called the baby ugly and got a lemon atty.. Its the only thing that makes me greatful about being in California currently.. Its to the point for us that they claim over and over again we dont have an issue after they replaced the engine and turbo.. Calling the white smoke condensation, claim it doesn't have lag and that the transmission doesnt shift hard and isnt constantly seeking gears during long trips.. I will be so glad when my Mazda migraine is over!!
#203 of 577 Re: CX -7 engine problems [bsmith1980]
Feb 28, 2011 (8:54 pm)
Just keep calling, just keep darkening the doorstep of the dealership.. File an arbitration claim.. Throw up both TSB's for the turbo and for the VVT.. Just keep pushing.. They will eventually replace; they did us!! Problem is we still dont have a car that runs well.. It sits at the dealership with"nothing wrong" as we no longer feel safe driving it..
#204 of 577 Re: CX -7 engine problems [nattiekins]
Mar 02, 2011 (7:55 am)
"..claim it doesn't have lag.."
Since turbo lag is commonplace, unavoidable, I will assume that is not the "lag" you refer to. You might mean the 1-2 second re-acceleration sequential downshift engine "lag"/delay/hesitation (an upshift followed quickly by a re-acceleration downshift) but due to the serious gain in FE via it's use that has now become standard across the industry.
DBW is being used to ignore the actual gas pedal position, delay the onset of rising engine torque, until the tranny can "settle" in the downshift gear.
"...constantly seeking gears during long trips.."
6(10) speed automatic transmission...? If so just another commonplace aspect. Think of this, a CVT, Continuously Variable Transmission, will always yield the best FE. So these new automatic transmission ECU firmware control systems are programmed to do their very best at emulating the FE performance of a CVT. That, of course, will result in LOTS of up and down shifting due to minor changes in the roadbed and terrain as you drive along, cruising at a relative constant speed.
You have arrived in the future, gas is $4.00/gallon, live with it.
Not by any means saying the CX-7 isn't rife with problems otherwise.
#205 of 577 Re: CX -7 engine problems [wwest]
Mar 02, 2011 (8:50 am)
I am not a mechanic nor have you driven my car so we can guess what it is... I know to be fact it did not drive like this prior to the engine and turbo replacement...
#206 of 577 Re: CX -7 engine problems [wwest]
Mar 02, 2011 (8:53 am)
Is the car hesitating going up a hill around 65 miles an hour then putting out large amounts of white smoke before the car "acting normal and accelerating" common to? Just akin..
#207 of 577 Re: CX -7 engine problems [nattiekins]
Mar 02, 2011 (9:26 am)
"..engine and turbo replacement..."
I think it would be unusual if you didn't at least get an engine/transaxle ECU "reflash" when that work was done and maybe even a factory new ECU module. I would never find myself surprised if the operational aspects of any vehicle changed in that event.
The factory would refer to it as a firmware update revision.
If the factory had to replace your engine and turbo it would be a safe bet that they included ANY updates, mechanical and otherwise, that might abate any future "equal" or "like" failures.
Depending on just when the engine and turbo replacement was done you might now be running on/with a much more current ECU firmware version, 2011 even..?
#208 of 577 Re: CX -7 engine problems [wwest]
Mar 02, 2011 (9:42 am)
I agree with what your saying and after my research it makes perfect since... Problem is they state nothing is wrong... They also stated this when we had a rattle and an engine bracket was loose.. I am concerned that when they installed the engine they neglected time the fly wheel properly as per the TSB and caused engine damage as well.. The kind of damage that would have occured (as advided by a non Mazda mechanic) would cause the engine to emit the smoke and act the way it does... I am just over suggesting to them how to fix my car... Not my job... I want them to take my Mazda migraine away!