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Mazda CX-7, Engine, SUV
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#452 of 608 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
#453 of 608 Good News.....Finally
Aug 30, 2012 (8:23 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 608 Engine Ate Itself
Sep 10, 2012 (1:42 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 608 Re: Engine Ate Itself [pctech]
Sep 10, 2012 (3:00 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 608 VVT and the class action lawsuit concept
Sep 14, 2012 (1:16 pm)
For those who are interested, please contact me. This problem is being solved (not by Mazda, obviously). Thanks. V.
#457 of 608 Re: VVT and the class action lawsuit concept [vvtguy]
Sep 14, 2012 (1:44 pm)
I'm listening......if you can come up with something, let's do it!!!!!!!
Sep 15, 2012 (5:56 am)
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#460 of 608 Re: VVT and the class action lawsuit concept [ckboles]
Sep 15, 2012 (5:25 pm)
contacted nhtsa, filled out ppwk sending 9/17- my response that I finally got from Mazda was since I bought the car with 21,000 on it , they speculated the previous owner never had a oil change- their customer service is the worst-they call late, she didn't clearly identify herself- I had to dump my CX7 at a loss-went with a honda crv-never again will I go to these idiots-Had a lemon law lawyer lined up for the case, but when I got rid of it the case went too! If someone knows of a suit please post case or lawyers name..
#461 of 608 vvt and class action lawsuit
Sep 16, 2012 (5:44 pm)
I also am the owner of a Mazda cx7 that has the same problem , can't afford repair, stop home base business and I've been renting cars to get to work because I live so far from job to be without a car. I've also filed a complaint with the nhtsa. I've contacted several law firms that deal with product liability but none are willing to take the case (non injury) so if you have someone I'm very interested