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#485 of 608 NO PROBLEMS FOUND
Oct 17, 2012 (7:38 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 608 Re: NO PROBLEMS FOUND [stantonb1]
Oct 17, 2012 (2:18 pm)
Get rid of it. Save yourself thousands of dollars and grief
#487 of 608 Re: NO PROBLEMS FOUND [stantonb1]
Oct 18, 2012 (1:11 am)
pls pls pls, listen before you end up like the rest of us-while you still have some value-GET OUT!!!!RUN SOMEWHERE AND DUMP THIS LEMON!!!
Oct 19, 2012 (11:34 pm)
In march of this year out of the clear blue I was driving my 2008 cx-7 when I heard a kind of muffled popping sound coming from my engine, I took to local mechanic who said error codes showed him vehicle should be towed to nearest dealer. Did that. At time car had 80,000 miles on it, but I didn't worry because when I purchased I bought extended warranty from dealer from a warranty company called Fidelity. Received a call three days later from dealer service telling me that vvt and chain were damaged as well as turbo, transfer case seals, , engine oil cooler all needed to be replaced and fidelity denied claim due to sludge. I asked for photos and also asked service manager if this sludge build-up was abnormal, no he said not for a car with 80,000 miles. Tried to call Fidelity and dispute the denial but they refused to even talk about it. S o I paid dealer $5,824.00, which I barely had but had no choice. Several times after repair engine light came on and I took back to dealer which they cleared and said it had something to do with computer being triggered incorrectly due to a sensor in gas tank. I am not very knowlegeble about cars so I believed them. Anyway three days ago the light came on again but this time I started seeing smoke from exhaust. I immediately stopped driving and had it towed to dealer. Got call today, the engine was not getting oil engine is hot and turbo too, and they want 8,100.00 to repair, please someone tell me something useful that maybe I can do, I don't have the money
#490 of 608 Re: cx-7 [lewandy]
Oct 20, 2012 (1:48 am)
sorry to say this ,you're finding out like we did, your car is a lemon-contact your local attorney general and have them investigate , then contact Robert Starr(California lawyer)- he's trying to get a class action started-good luck
#491 of 608 WTF...why are all these CX 7 not getting repaired properly?
Oct 20, 2012 (5:53 am)
My mazda is now in the shop needing a new motor. The car has 60,213 miles on it and guess what .......the warranty is only good for 60,000...imagine that.
I have had so many issues with this car that I will NEVER BUY A MAZDA AGAIN.
I had the rotors hubs and bearings replaced on the front end at 20,000 miles.
I had to get the A/C replaced at around 40,000, because it completely locked up.
Then it was burning an extreme amount of oil. They replaced the timing chain, the VVT actuator and also the timing chain seal (where they thought it was leaking).
Then 4 months later a CEL came on.....Bad EGR valve, then they found the turbo was bad (after I told them to check it before and they wouldn't because they said quote "if there is nothing wrong with the turbo ...you will pay full price for the tear down.) and they found the shaft would not come out of the transmission, when replacing the turbo, so they had to replace the transmission.
Well last Friday I got the call from mazda because it was leaking oil all over my driveway again. They said oil was in the intake and the turbo and found low compression...SO NOW they are wanting to replace the motor. Oh yeah and we are 213 miles over our factory warranty so.....luckily we bought the extended warranty so it won't be full price, but I feel like after reading all the issues that they should stand behind their product and fix it right.
FYI my turbo is rebuilt not new. My transmission is also rebuilt.
I have only had this car 3 years... still owe more than it is worth....this crap sucks.
If you own a Mazda CX7 get rid of it before you are taken for a ride.
Read the posts on edmunds if you need to see more.
I did and after my Mazda is repaired we will be trading it in ASAP and buying something else THAT IS NOT A MAZDA.
#492 of 608 Re: WTF...why are all these CX 7 not getting repaired properly? [mazdajunk]
Oct 20, 2012 (5:53 am)
If a class action lawsuit is filied I will be more than glad to take part in it
#493 of 608 Re: VVT and the class action lawsuit concept [vvtguy]
Nov 01, 2012 (1:03 am)
Just wondering are you going ahead whith the class action or is Mazda settling these issues? I have a cx7 Motor ready to seize at 70'000km in Aust