Last post on May 21, 2013 at 11:59 AM
You are in the Mazda CX-7
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Mazda CX-7, Engine, SUV
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
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#449 of 578 FACEBOOK PAGE WILL BE SET UP TONIGHT
Aug 21, 2012 (1:39 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 578 FILE ALL PROBLEMS PERTAINING TO CX7 WITH NHTSA
Aug 22, 2012 (1:46 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 578 TurboCharger problems
Aug 25, 2012 (10:07 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 578 cx7 2008 50,838 miles
Aug 29, 2012 (3:52 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
#453 of 578 Good News.....Finally
Aug 30, 2012 (9:23 am)
After replacing the timing chain, turbo sensor and VVT Actuator, my Mazda is running like a dream. The zoom zoom came back, and the car is performing better than ever!!!!!! A good mechanic makes all the difference!
Now, I'm still out the $5000 from this repair, and I'm hoping Mazda will reimburse me. Car is getting traded in, as I need more of commuter car, however, I can sell this car with confidence now!!!!!
Wish me luck with Mazda..............................................
#454 of 578 Engine Ate Itself
Sep 10, 2012 (2:42 pm)
Aug. 21, approximately 80K miles, felt a slight jolt 70 mph. Engine lost some power (could not maintain speed), then quit altogether. Had car flatbedded to dealer (who has performed ALL recommended maintenance since Day 1). Several days later, dealer stated remanufactured engine would be required at $6400. I told them that, as this is a known problem, Mazda should step up and help. Mazda refused, so I'm having my engine rebuilt by an independent shop at almost $2000 less! No more Mazda's for me (this was my first) and I AM interested in a class action suit if one commences. I have ALL my records. A timing chain should not fail at this mileage if the engine is properly designed.
#455 of 578 Re: Engine Ate Itself [pctech]
Sep 10, 2012 (4:00 pm)
Yeah....Mazda has been incredibly selfish and are real jerks in regards to the CX7. Still fighting for my $5000 private repair back. Just yesterday, I purchased a Mazda 3, because a Mazda dealer is the only one who would pay fair trade in value for the CX 7.
The latest joke is I again asked them for $$ back, and was offered a $100 gift certificate!!!!!!!!
I swore I would never get another Mazda, however, the 2007-08's were just bad cars. Everyone else I know with a Mazda 3 or 6 has had no problems.
Let's see what happens....I am shipping the chewed up timing chain, the 1 year old turbo sensor and assorted other repaired parts to the Recall Department......I have photos and even had molds made of the bad parts so I can keep fighting for my money back.
Good luck, and don't give up......forget a class action suit, just work on getting your out of pocket expenses back!!!!!!!!!
#456 of 578 VVT and the class action lawsuit concept
Sep 14, 2012 (2:16 pm)
For those who are interested, please contact me. This problem is being solved (not by Mazda, obviously). Thanks. V.
#457 of 578 Re: VVT and the class action lawsuit concept [vvtguy]
Sep 14, 2012 (2:44 pm)
I'm listening......if you can come up with something, let's do it!!!!!!!