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Mazda CX-7, Engine, SUV
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#421 of 575 Re: 2008 CX7 Timing variable valve issue [skokie2009]
May 04, 2012 (5:19 pm)
I have a 2007 mazdaspeed 6 with the same problem. My car has been at the dealer for almost 6 weeks waiting for a cam gear. I am interested in getting something accomplished for getting mazda to be held accounted for. I am paying for my car every month plus insurance. The car is under warranty and they wont even give me a loaner car so I can take my new born daughter to the doctors they said they can set me up with a car but I would have to pay for it. I cant believe how horrible there customer service is. I will NEVER by another mazda.
#422 of 575 Re: class action [bikerpapa]
May 18, 2012 (7:42 am)
I am in the EXACT same situation. have 72k and Mazda said tough. The car makes the rattling sound and my car lunges from 1st to 2nd gear.
Do you have any updates on the class action?
#423 of 575 Re: class action [skokie2009]
May 21, 2012 (10:58 am)
Yes i am also looking for updates with the class action lawsuit. Well here is my story I change the oil every 4000 to 5000 miles i use full synthetic. Well the last time i change it after about 1000 miles my oil was black and night. I took it to the local shop where i get the oil changes and he says it looks like sludge in the engine. So the next oil change i did myself and after about 500 miles my oil is really black and looks like it has not been changed in 10000 miles. So after reading all the post here i think i do have sludge and i am starting to worry about it. My car has 56000 and is a 2007.
#424 of 575 Re: class action [vancekh]
May 21, 2012 (4:29 pm)
Call Mazda right away and ask for the recall notices......they are good up to 72,000 (if they choose to honor them that is.....)
#425 of 575 Re: I'm Still Being Told That Parts (VVT) Not In Stock Yet [3wide]
May 25, 2012 (6:41 am)
I would try calling another dealership. I had an appointment at one dealership to drop off my car to have the VVT system replaced. They waited till after I got there to tell me that the parts are on national backorder and had no idea when they might get them. They just said they would call me whenever they came in and that hopefully i wouldnt go over my mileage before they got them. My husband went outside and called another Mazda dealer across town and they had all the parts sitting on the shelf. I took my car to the other dealer and two days later got it back good as new. This was about 3 months ago and i have still yet to hear from the other dealer letting me know my parts are in.
May 25, 2012 (9:11 am)
they i called mazda and setup a time to go in and get the car checked out they asked me to bring all the oil changes receipts. i will report back tues of next week to let you guys know what has happened
#428 of 575 Mazda 2010 Turbo Problem/ Mazda Declined Warranty
Jun 01, 2012 (5:32 am)
I just had to replace my turbo with engine still under warranty (26,000 Miles).
Mazda declined to honor the bumper to bumper warranty (36,000 Miles on Engine).
I supplied maintenance records, they claimed there was a build-up of sludge in the turbo and jerked me around between the dealer and corporate with no definitive answer besides sludge build-up. I have never ever had a problem like this with such a relatively new car.
I will never ever buy a Mazda again. I think they are absolutely undependable and corporate treats you like youre a nuisance.
(Very upset with them).
#429 of 575 2007 Mazda Cx-7 Turbo; under warrantly but won't cover due to "sludge"
Jun 21, 2012 (2:53 pm)
Car started smoking at 60,000 miles. I just had the oil changed and use synthetic oil. Under warranty. Mazda and the dealer will not cover due to "sludge"; will cost $9000 to repair (they recommend a new engine). Won't guarantee any of the work due to the "sludge" Told me to not even bother to find my receipts for oil changes; they won't cover it. Dealer blames it on Mazda; Mazda blames it on the dealership. Coincidentally, got a call today from Mazda encouraging me to extend my warranty. They stated they would never decline a claim due to sledge.
Have driven Hondas for over 35 years and this was the first Mazda; expensive lesson.
#430 of 575 Re: 2007 Mazda Cx-7 Turbo; under warrantly but won't cover due to "sludge" [524dnx]
Jun 21, 2012 (3:08 pm)
To everyone reading this forum who has owned one of these pieces of junk. I have tried unsuccesfully to entice a lawfirm into taking our case on. Two in New York and one in St. louis. They don't see a way to win this so we have to do something else. If we could all somehow get together on a site other than this site we could exchange information. Maybe if we were able to sue one of these major dealerships for doing shoddy work or something we could get some publicity and some interest. It cost me $4,500 to fix their junky design. We traded it for another car immediately. Also there are multiple problems with this car. I had the vvt actuator go out. Others have sludge issues. We need to bond together where its not public and also where this site isn't responsible. Any ideas?