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#429 of 578 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 578 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?
#431 of 578 Re: 2007 Mazda Cx-7 Turbo; under warrantly but won't cover due to "sludge" [boogitybop]
by steve_ HOST
Jun 21, 2012 (5:33 pm)
Instead of trying to get a class action together that will take years, and may only get you a coupon off a new Mazda, maybe you should consider just suing them yourself. You could even do it in small claims court.
We see this almost every day - someone is mad over a car problem but they always want the other guy to take the lead and do something. Nothing much ever comes from it. There's plenty of lemon lawyers out there; go talk to one or two of them and see what they recommend you do as an individual owner.
If you win, and there's no gag order imposed, then you can come back and tell the other unhappy owners how to do it. (link)
There was a successful suit against Toyota for sludge not that long ago; wonder why the three lawyers you talked to said there wasn't any chance.
Meckstroth v. Toyota
#432 of 578 Re: Mazda 2010 Turbo Problem/ Mazda Declined Warranty [jsgnyc]
Jul 01, 2012 (8:15 pm)
I have the same problem , the turbo just went on my CX7 2007, 44500 miles. The timing change actuater and chain are also shot according to the dealership. The dealer ship is also saying their is sludge in the Engine. I never had a probelm with a car with such low milage. From what I have been reading a lot of consumers are having this problem. The car is driven by my wife and is not driven hard at all, I cannot see how these two items could wear with such low milage.
#433 of 578 Re: Mazda 2010 Turbo Problem/ Mazda Declined Warranty [plopes]
Jul 02, 2012 (3:35 am)
Best advice.....fix the car, and then sell it. There is a limited warranty out there. Call Mazda and nicely register your complaint, and ask them to fix it.
Then sell the car right away!!!!! 2 turbos in mine, plus timing chain, "sludge"
(nonsense). Good luck....mine is going up for sale this week before it breaks again!!!!! 2007 !!!!">
#434 of 578 Re: Mazda 2010 Turbo Problem/ Mazda Declined Warranty [plopes]
Jul 02, 2012 (12:30 pm)
There is a recall up to 70,000 miles which should cover your car. I have indicated that I am interested in starting a class action lawsuit and have spoiken to an ottorney who specializes in this. Should you want to adjoin please advise.
#435 of 578 Re: Mazda 2010 Turbo Problem/ Mazda Declined Warranty [redheadedlp]
Jul 26, 2012 (9:53 pm)
I would be interested I am in Australia though does that make a difference. My Turbo went on my 2007 CX7 at 55 000kms and my timing chain recently blew and destroyed my engine and the engine is full of thick sludge. I have only done 82 000km. I am struggling to find a second hand engine to put in as so many have broken turbos. It is going to cost me $12000 to repair. The car is only 5 years old and has never been driven hard. Let me know if you have any advice. I am suffering so much financially because of this car.
#436 of 578 Re: Mazda 2010 Turbo Problem/ Mazda Declined Warranty [libbyo]
Jul 27, 2012 (12:48 pm)
There is no difference where an owner of the Mazda CX& lives. I have an attorney who specialized in class action slawsuits. I just need feedback from those who are interested in pursuing this course of action. Please let me know and pass the word.
#437 of 578 Re: Mazda 2010 Turbo Problem/ Mazda Declined Warranty [redheadedlp]
Jul 27, 2012 (4:11 pm)
I was one of the original posters to this site couple years back. Was waiting for class action. Have all my records. I am interested. GaffneyPgffaol.com
#438 of 578 Re: Mazda 2010 Turbo Problem/ Mazda Declined Warranty [redheadedlp]
Jul 27, 2012 (4:45 pm)
I would be interested as well. I have all my records, conversations, dates, etc. Including digital copies of my internal engine pictures. (I have since traded the vehicle).