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#480 of 578 Re: VVT and the class action lawsuit concept [magic5]
Oct 12, 2012 (3:03 pm)
attorn. in ca. already in process of suit over rx8, google robert starr-rx8-mazda(spaces not dashes) and that's the law firm, they offered me settlement so I might need to take the money and run-need someone to take over suit for me-no out of pocket expenses unless you win, but I can't afford to wait
#481 of 578 Re: class action lawsuit cx7 turbo sludge issue [angry_cx7]
Oct 15, 2012 (3:11 pm)
I own a 2007 CX7 (purchased used) that experienced VVT / timing chain failure - engine was replaced via 3rd party warranty -- they installed a used engine from another wrecked CX7 with 27Kmi on it -- as they are entitled per terms of warranty agreement. That replacement engine experienced the exact same VVT symptoms at 39K miles and had to be repaired under the engine vendor's 12K MI/12 MO Warranty! I was in a rental car for over a month the first time due to parts delays and for 25 days the second time because the 2nd Mazda Dealership near my office in Broomfield, CO that I took the car to for diagnosis, had refused to work with the Vendor/Warranty company. I took it back to the servicing dealer in Colorado Springs and then had to wait for them to coordinate with the Vendor/Warranty company which was a comedy of delays -- fortunately the 3rd party warranty company ante'd up and covered the rentals in both instances. Now the vehicle is back at the dealer again suffering from a bad throttle body (not covered by warranty ) AND a leaking transfer case! (covered thankfully)
I would be very hesitant to purchase another Mazda product after the problems I've had with my CX7 -- Please have that attorney contact me! I'd be happy to be a part of a lawsuit.
#482 of 578 Re: class action lawsuit cx7 turbo sludge issue [angry_cx7]
Oct 15, 2012 (3:57 pm)
Count me in. I was one of first to file with NTSB an on this site. Never any response with Mazda Service Manager, Dealership Manager of Corporate. Just ignored the 8,000 in expenses and loss of car with no rental car. Gentemio
#483 of 578 Re: VVT and the class action lawsuit concept [magic5]
Oct 15, 2012 (4:03 pm)
I can only wish that mine would be totaled, and that insurance and GAP coverage would cover the loss and I could simply start over with a NON-Mazda product... For me, it'd be the next best thing to winning the lottery.
#485 of 578 NO PROBLEMS FOUND
Oct 17, 2012 (8:38 am)
Just took my 2011 CX7 GT Turbo with 6,500 to the dealer. My concerns are AC not working properly, when temperature is over 80 degrees does not cool CX7 unless going over 2,000 rpm. When temperature is over 85 degrees and CX7 left outside over night AC starts with loud banging sound. When accelerating to over 50 mph CX7 will make banging sound. Brakes soft and peddle low. When starting in the morning CX7 will larch when putting into reverse with foot on brake peddle. Mazda dealer service technician and service manager drove CX7 with me in it and could not duplicate any of these problems. Therefore CX7 has no problems. My daughter's boy friend took iPhoto of master cylinder being low on brake fluid, when CX7 was returned it was up to level. All of my complaints were noted and should I "experience them again bring to dealer while happening." Needless to say I felt foolish, but these problems definitely have happened. Am having CX7 gone over by certified experts for information and possible law suit. Family says unload the CX7 and replace.
#486 of 578 Re: NO PROBLEMS FOUND [stantonb1]
Oct 17, 2012 (3:18 pm)
Get rid of it. Save yourself thousands of dollars and grief