Last post on Dec 11, 2013 at 2:52 AM
You are in the Mazda CX-7
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Mazda CX-7, Engine, SUV
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#443 of 611 Re: Mazda 2010 Turbo Problem/ Mazda Declined Warranty [redheadedlp]
Aug 01, 2012 (12:19 pm)
I posted on this site starting about 8 months ago when my CX-7's timing chain broke, the VVT actuator messed up eventually my whole motor blew up and needed to be replaced. The problem was that I couldn't afford to fix it and keep paying the payments which were pretty high. I eventually had to buy another car to keep from losing my job and I called the finance company and told them, it's in my garage you better bring a tow truck because it won't run. I tried to beg Mazda to fix the problem which they refused. My credit is ruined and I will probably end up going to court to try to settle with the finance company to pay for a vehicle that cost me my credit rating and almost my job because I couldn't get to work. If a lawsuit is filed, please include my story and whether or not I could sue since I lost the vehicle. Thanks
#444 of 611 Re: Mazda 2010 Turbo Problem/ Mazda Declined Warranty [hstacy1]
Aug 01, 2012 (12:33 pm)
I had a very similar situation; I ended up getting a Toyota Prius, and had to borrow money to pay what I still owed on the Mazda CX7 , which was like 11k at the time. I sold the piece of junk remaining of CX7 to a company that buys used cars (good and broken) for auction, and I was able to get $6,500 for the CX7 with broken engine. I suggest you try that..
#445 of 611 Re: Mazda replaced the engine in my 07 CX-7 [bryancos]
Aug 09, 2012 (3:44 pm)
FOLLOWUP: Today, 8/9/2012 I took my CX7 to a dealership near my office in Broomfield, CO because it was more convenient than taking it to the one near my home who did the original engine replacement. The car had check engine errors (on my newly replaced engine) which have apparently been determined to be related to the VVT problem that caused failure on the original engine. The replacement engine was a used/rebuild engine with 27K miles that the 3rd party warranty company had obtained and shipped to the repairing dealership, not a brand new engine from Mazda. I had contacted both the warranty company and the dealership imploring them to research whether the replacement engine had gone thru the TSB repair process so I wouldn't experience another failure, but they neglected to do so, instead relying upon the 12 mo parts/labor warranty on the replacement. The car has clocked an additional 11K mi on top of the 27K, so now we're looking at an issue at 38Kmi! However, here's what kills me.. the third party warranty co. will not authorize a rental until repairs are officially authorized and they know that the dealer will require the car overnight -- and of course they were unable to reach a decision today. So since they didn't say I couldn't drive the vehicle, nor did they tell the dealership the same - I opted to pick up the car and drive it round trip another 170 miles and will drop it off again in the morning. I can play the game too... at this point I halfway hope the (expletives of your choice here) engine blows up again, even though it would be a major inconvenience to me. Fingers are crossed at this point.
Aug 14, 2012 (2:16 pm)
If there ever is a class action lawsuit, contact me. I want in. On a '07 cx-7, I'm out 2vvt's and chains (a year apart), a turbo, a top end (values, ect), and now a complete engine.
#447 of 611 Re: Mazda 2010 Turbo Problem/ Mazda Declined Warranty [redheadedlp]
Aug 15, 2012 (1:30 pm)
Yes---if anyone is starting a class action suit, I'm in. Out of pocket over $5000 and I have all the parts that were taken out (timing chain, VVT, etc) plus photos showing no sludge. Plus, there is FORD engine in my car, not a Mazda engine.
Mazda has made a huge customer service mistake by not recalling or repairing the engine problem. I stop people driving the CX 7 and tell them to dump it before they get screwed also. They have thanked me profusely for letting them know.....hope their car makes it.
#448 of 611 Re: Mazda 2010 Turbo Problem/ Mazda Declined Warranty [ckboles]
Aug 16, 2012 (6:04 am)
I have a 2011 CX7 GT Turbo with 5,000 miles. Have filed all problems you are experiencing and more with Mazda and THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION. Contacting NHTSA only requires a simple telephone call. I reported that I get a loud banging when my air conditioner comes on and that this banging frequently occurs when I quickly accelerate to over fifty mph. Believe me I am looking for an attorney to take on a class action suit. My family is trying to find one knowledgeable enough to really get Mazda's attention. Please file everything you have experienced pertaining to your CX7 with NHTSA, this can be highly instrumental in a class action suit. Lets make Mazda take some notice and stand behind their products. The NHTSA phone number is 1-888-327-4236.
#449 of 611 FACEBOOK PAGE WILL BE SET UP TONIGHT
Aug 21, 2012 (12:39 pm)
My 2007 CX7 was purchased in Dec 2006 and I did take many long trips so my mileage is higher than most. Still, I intend to pursue legal action against Mazda and in general research have found hundreds with the same issues. I, like many, know I had regular maintenance performed and my car was babied to say the least. I will have a facebook page created in the next several hours and will send a link for all to post. I hope with the newly created page, these forums, and a petition we can make a difference. The Mazda CX7 is not a cheap car and repairs are definitely not cheap, so why should we settle for cheap quality?
#450 of 611 FILE ALL PROBLEMS PERTAINING TO CX7 WITH NHTSA
Aug 22, 2012 (12:46 pm)
TO EVERYONE WHO HAS EXPERIENCED LEGITIMATE PROBLEMS WITH MAZDA CX7 ENGINES, TURBO & AC FILE COMPLAINT DETAILING CIRCUMSTANCES WITH NHTSA (1-888-327-4236). MAZDA IS A HUGE CORPORATION WITH A VERY GOOD LEGAL DIVISION. IF YOU WANT TO GO AFTER MAZDA YOU NEED TO ESTABLISH A VERY SOUND CASE. I KNOW FROM MY BACKGROUND FILE WITH NHTSA. PILE UP THE COMPLAINTS (LIGITIMATE ONES). YOU WANT TO START A CIVIL SUIT GIVE DOUCMENTED EVIDENCE.
#451 of 611 TurboCharger problems
Aug 25, 2012 (9:07 pm)
The turbo charger in my 2007 CX7 has to be replaced only 78k miles for $2K (dealer's price) I filed a complaint with Mazda and the DOT NHTSA. This car has been nothing but a costly lemon- with most repairs related to the engine. I am following these threads to take part in any legal action similarly situated Mazda owner may pursue.
#452 of 611 cx7 2008 50,838 miles
Aug 29, 2012 (2:52 am)
hi people, just joined the club- have all service records on time-bought car with 21,609 miles, have sludge build up-suggest replacing timing chain and turbo-$4600.00-Luckily bought through carsense, engine for life guarantee-PLEASE REGISTER ALL COMPLAINTS WITH http://www.nhtsa.gov/ SO WE CAN MAKE THEM PAY UP FOR THIS. Don't bother calling Mazda, their trained phone operators will put you on hold forever. It's they're arrogance that upsets me, that they can blow people off so easily- A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT WOULD COST THEM MILLIONS,please file with NHTSA.gov