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Mazda CX-7, Engine, SUV
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#455 of 611 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 611 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 611 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 611 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 611 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
#462 of 611 vvt actuator/timing chain/turbo
Sep 21, 2012 (12:39 pm)
Hello CX-7 owners. My 2007 CX-7 GT AWD is being serviced today under the extended warranty for the vvt actuator and timing chain. Dealership said they'll service the turbo as well. Anybody had this type of service done? Did you notice any difference in performance? Just wondering if after all these services, will my CX-7 be reliable or should I flip it and buy a new one?
Just bought it a month ago used coz I liked the styling and the turbo was fun to drive. But after reading all these horror stories, I've been thinking really hard about it and somehow losing sleep over it.
Appreciate all your comments and advices you wonderful CX-7 owners.
#463 of 611 Re: vvt actuator/timing chain/turbo [pathybenny]
Sep 21, 2012 (12:56 pm)
You basically answered your own question .... what you have read is all very true and very expensive to each person who's owned/still owns their CX-7. Dumping mine was the best decision I made! I will NEVER own any Mazda product ever again. Everyday consumers wouldn't get away with treating people the way Mazda has, and yet they continue to steal from people. If I didn't know better, I would think the Government ran Mazda. Maybe? Dump your CX-7 as quickly as you can! Don't fall for Mazda's new versions or even their CX-5 or whatever it's called, because its only going to be a problem in time.
#464 of 611 Re: My Mazda's Noise [bikerpapa]
Sep 21, 2012 (1:01 pm)
BS! Don't EVER listen to your dealership ... I learned that the hard way. I also caused a scene at mine after being told the same thing you were, and then a couple of months later, the car quits on the freeway in a snow storm because the timing chain broke and everything seized up. It gets better ... because the engine keeps running for a short time after the timing chain breaks, it bent valves and several thousands of dollars went it to replacing and rebuilding. My local dealership told me I had two options. 1. replace the engine with a brand new one - 6-7k, or replace with a rebuilt one for 5-6k. F them is what I said. I hunted Mazda down and harassed them. Recorded conversations with executives and ended up winning in the end when I received a letter in the mail to be re-imbursed for my expenses. Don't get burned. Get rid of the car and then stop random people on the street and warn them about the CX-7 like I do!