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#267 of 608 Re: engine problem! [taruley]
Sep 02, 2011 (6:33 pm)
I am having the same exact problem as you. I have 85,000 on my cx7 2007 and took to dealership to check a leak (transfer case seal leak, another major problem with make/model and year) and mentioned the sound of my car at start up. They informed me needed new VVTA for $900. parts and labor. I called a trusted mechanic who used to work for Mazda and he stated he has fixed this issue on several CX7. Funny the dealership claimed to not have seen this before like it was a fluke! The mechanic also told me the VVTA has not been fixed therefor mazda is selling a defective part. I was wondering what happened with you car? I wonder if I should have the timing chain replaced also while the other VVTA is being replaced? I have an appoitment with the other mechanic this next week. I know I can trust this guy and he is about 200 cheaper than dealership. I am a single parent with little extra money to fix major car repairs. I am also unable to trade this thing in so I am really stuck. Any suggestions or advice you have would be appreciated.
#268 of 608 Re: engine problem! [teaj2590]
Sep 03, 2011 (11:56 am)
I was one of the first to report this problem which occurred to my wife in August 2008. Never heard from Mazda, never saw the service manager. I threw away about 9,000 for it to fail again. I realize you are a single parent with little extra money but if you hold on to this car you will be a single parent without a car. See what your trusted mechanic thinks and good luck.
#269 of 608 Re: Me too!! [wwest]
Sep 05, 2011 (10:24 am)
How exactly do you "wire the wastegate open"?
#270 of 608 Re: A lawsuit against Mazda???? count me in! [mazdausasux]
Sep 06, 2011 (5:46 pm)
I am new on this....but I am desperate. I bought a 2007 mazda speed 6 and it broke down...the engine failed catastrophically.... with 68000 miles. it costs me 7000 dollars to fix it. I still have to pay a big number on it and do not know what to do!!! please any help or advice is truly appreciated.
Sep 06, 2011 (6:10 pm)
Well, the dealer came through a little bit. Because it took them 4 flippin' weeks, and the Mazda mechanic kept jerking me around, the dealership's owner got my portion down to $770 or so. Now, though, it's still making noise, doesn't run nearly as well as she used too, and I think is running rich as there's soot all around the exhaust pipe and on the bumper. When I took her back to the dealership, they yelled at me and asked why I didn't make an appointment. I said I figured I didn't need to for them just to listen to my engine. I still haven't gone back, but the noise is getting worse. I think it's my VVT again. I'm going out of town next week so I'll probably see if I can get them to take a look while I'm gone, but I'm not holding out hope. If something is wrong, then I'm giving up on the car.
#272 of 608 CX7 Timing belt snapped, damaged engine; where is the lawsuit info?
Sep 08, 2011 (5:55 am)
I have a Mazda CX7 2007, read a lot of the posts here, many sounds just like my case. 64,000 timing belt snapped, damaged engine; Mazda wants over $5000 to replace the engine.
Where is the info about the lawsuit? PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP!
#273 of 608 Re: CX7 Timing belt snapped, damaged engine; where is the lawsuit info? [maxocampo]
Sep 12, 2011 (6:19 pm)
I am in the same boat..I mean the exact same boat and now stuck with a dead car with a monthly note. They want $8000 from us but who can sink that type of money in a car when the maintenance records are clean. No sludge in the engine at all....U an ready to take Mazda on!!! Let me know anything......
#274 of 608 Re: CX7 Timing belt snapped, damaged engine; where is the lawsuit info? [botechgirl]
Sep 16, 2011 (10:17 am)
I also had a similar experience. 62,000 miles, timing chain belt snapped and engine valves bent therefore need a new engine. Will cost almost $8,000 to repair. And to add insult, I had purchased an extended warranty through Mazda that is with GE (don't waste your money buying - GE is worse than Mazda) which will not be honored because my oil change records do not show the mileage on them even though I had them all done on time. It's an excuse not to pay. I have owned Hondas, VWs, Nissans in the past and drove them all into the ground and never had an experience such as this. Mazda is awful and does not take ownership of their inferior mechanics or protect their customers. Based on this experience, I will never buy another and will get this message out anywhere I can. A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT!!! I too want to take on Mazda
#275 of 608 Re: CX7 Timing belt snapped, damaged engine; where is the lawsuit info? [hatemazda]
Sep 16, 2011 (5:23 pm)
Please look up Mazda on Facebook and voice your complaints. I plan on posting as much negative stuff about this car and Mazda's lack of caring on as many sites as possible. I just posted on their facebook page so they will probably delete it but I will continue to let people know they are wasting money buying anything from Mazda!
#276 of 608 Re: engine problem! [janell92071]
Sep 25, 2011 (8:41 am)
Hi, is anyone going for a lawsuit against mazda???? My car's engine died 3 months ago...it costs me 7000 to fix it! the car only has 68000 miles! what is it!!!!! any advise???