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#237 of 608 lawsuit against Mazda I'm in
May 20, 2011 (2:43 pm)
I bought a 2007 CX-7 new and at around 6,000 miles my wife started to notice a rattle in the engine, poor fuel economy, and a loss of power, she also noticed the engine light was on. I called the Car Company in Waterloo Iowa, where I bought the vehicle. I let them know what was going on. the car company told me to bring the vehicle in and they would look at it. We took the vehicle to Waterloo, after a couple of days I got a call from the service department telling me something about an actuator recall, that they would do on the car and that would take care of the problem. A couple days passed and they called back stating the car was done and we could pick it up. This happened four more times and they were unable to find anything wrong, until of course after the warranty was out, at 38,000 mile now itís an EGR Valve. Apparently the car company had to persuade Mazda to help with the cost of this, and it still cost me 240.00 for a problem that has been ongoing sense we bought the car. When the car was brought back to us the engine light was still on, I told my wife that they just did the work, it may take a little while to turn off. At 41,000 mile the car was back at the dealership same problem, but now it needs an 8,000.00 dollar engine. WOW!!! WHAT A NIGHTMARE.
#238 of 608 CX7 engine problems
May 26, 2011 (11:02 am)
We have an í07 with 63K miles on it. Original owners and well maintained. Just replaced the timing chain due to sludge damage ($1500), then the car lost acceleration, and now they are saying we need a new engine. Car was driving fine before new timing chain. They are offering to pay about 30% of the engine replacement bill. We'd keep the old turbo. Please advise -- should we hold out for a better deal, or scrap the car, or something else?
#239 of 608 Re: CX7 engine problems [melissava]
May 26, 2011 (11:50 am)
Im sorry you are having so many troubles.. I am still stuck on the fact it was accepted that sludge cause the timing chain to fail??!! Look up the tsb's for this car its common knowledge that bad vvt's cause timing chain failure and faulty valves in turbo cause the sludge... good luck getting anything from Mazda... we had our engine and turbo replaced and received a" fixed" car with a whole new list of issues... im loving my Honda van I traded my migraine in for...
#240 of 608 Re: CX7 engine problems [nattiekins]
May 27, 2011 (8:08 am)
Thanks. What a nightmare!
#241 of 608 Re: A lawsuit against Mazda???? count me in! [leslieweiler73]
Jun 02, 2011 (2:36 am)
Hello, I am in for a lawsuit against Mazda. I've only had this cx-7 from Nov,2011 with 54k on it and it's been no more then a money pit!!! MAD AS HELLLL. Jeff. jrambo3444aol.com
#242 of 608 Re: CX -7 engine problems [mmasterson1]
Jun 02, 2011 (7:18 am)
Hi Any possibilty you could send me links to Mazda white papers and District Manager stuff. Am just getting started in a fight with Mazda and can use any/all the info/help available. Thanks
#243 of 608 Re: CX -7 engine problems [petrobob]
Jun 07, 2011 (9:03 am)
I just wanted to add myself to the list of 2007 Cx7s with this problem. I bought mine in May of 2007 and it has 69000 miles on it. In March of 2011 I expernienced the YVT issue which cost me over 2500. Then just yesterday I was on the highway and lost acceleration in addition to engine making high pitched whirring sound. I had it towed to the dealer and guess what? Low and behold the turbo went out. I am fighting Mazda on this one especially after the major issue I had less than 3 months ago. Teh funny thing is that I got all services through them and they of course never noticed a problem before. I am never getting a Mazda again.
#244 of 608 I said goodbye to my CX7
Jun 08, 2011 (11:08 am)
I am sooo thankful that after reading all of these comments that I got rid of my 2007 CX7! But I didnt get out of it without having some issues I had to have the EGR valve replaced ($700) along with about 3 sets of new tires (first two sets costing $1200)! Not to mention the premium gas that I had to put in it! Im now a proud owner of a 2011 Kia sportage and I love it so much more. I dont miss that CX7 one bit!!! Thank Goodness I got rid of it before the engine went out! I will never own another mazda again!!! You couldnt give me one!!!!
Jun 09, 2011 (8:45 am)
OK finally here is where i am at with my issues the diagnosis came in it is timing chain and vvt so they want oil change reciepts, so i had them email me how many they wanted at first they tried to tell me six know mind you we only put roughly 20k on it that would be three reciepts according to there recommendations of oil change every 7500k so i emailed back and pointed that out to them and then they corrected themselves an said three.. Well i have proof of 5 for them, i still have to take those in to the service which will be tom when i go back there. They did the work on the timing chain and vvt and we paid the bill and picked up the car because we needed it to go and get all the oil change records. t time we picked it up they said that there was smoke coming out the exhaust and the TURBO might be going bad on it and just make sure we check oil often. I was not happy to hear that esp. when there was no smoke before they worked on it, so we drive the car and go get our long overdue errands done and the car starts stalling when you come to stop or slow down esp with the air on so i called them back and let them know what was going on they said bring it in i thought the timing was causing this issue, so we took and sat at service all day!! Needless to say they couldnt find the issue and needed to keep car good news they paid for a rental, called next day and no answers yet still keep rental on them. Called today and found out they had problems getting the cam timing on point then they said there was gunk on an airflow thing blocking air from getting to engine so they replaced it at no charge then hear comes bad news they said the ring arround the oil cooler part was spilling out oil.m I was upsset the car has never leaked oil i told them at least not until they touched it. Also if it was leaking when we brought it in when he did diagnosis and worked on car why didn't they see it then????? No reply on that except the part is about 400 and labor around 600 then i said again it was not leaking till you worked on it and they agreed to fix it for free, thank god i just paid 1600.00 for timing and vvt, so when i pick up car tomorrow i am taking the oil change records that i have from our 20k and they have record from the previous owner there is no gap in oil changes, i will have to wait and see what they say about repaying me for the timing chain and vvt?? i have a feeling they will say they repaired the oil cooler ring and gave you a rental on us. Well i got proof there was no oil leak before they touched it so what can they say now? So i hope i will as well get my 1600.00 returned to me, I though will be happy if they just give me the cost of labor which was 923.00 if they do that i will be satisfied and say they stood on the problem but i did however issue complaints to the nhtsa and bbb because of the problem being the same as everyone and it is truely a deffect and the need to recall it and take care of everyone!! Even though they seem to be doing the right thing with me i want them to honor everyone that has put there trust in them and purchased there products. So i am here for all of us owners!!
#246 of 608 Re: A lawsuit against Mazda???? count me in! [mad19]
Jun 09, 2011 (8:50 am)
I am seriously looking and consulting atty i will let you know what i come across