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Mar 17, 2013 (8:43 am)
I have a 2008 CX-7 that I purchased less than a year ago. Two weeks ago at only 65,000 miles I started hearing a knocking sound coming from the engine. I have an extended warranty that I purchased when I bought the car so initiallly took it to my mechanic who then told me to take it to Mazda since the issue should be under Mazda's extended warranty of 70,000 miles. Mazda replaced the VVT actuator and timing chain at no cost but the issue was still there. The Mazda service department said that the engine needs to be replaced and that they won't cover it due to "sludge buildup and lack of maintenance". They had previously stated that my engine was spotless. The extended warranty company won't do the repair placing blame on Mazda. I have a vehicle that I have owned for less than a year with only 65K miles and am stuck either replacing the engine at a cost of $6,000 or trading it in and taking a huge loss. I am interested to see if there are any class action lawsuits being filed and how to get involved if there are.
#545 of 608 Re: Mazda cx-7 [azdenton]
Mar 17, 2013 (11:28 am)
Trade it while you can. I went through the same thing, replaced the engine at over 6,000 and that did not work ended up scraping it and needed to buy other car. Over 8,000 in repairs for nothing and Mazda did NADA. Get rid of it earlier than later.
#546 of 608 Re: Uded Engine [ckboles]
Mar 18, 2013 (5:36 am)
When my engine was replaced, they obtained one that had the same Vvt problem as the original and it started to exhibit noise and other symptoms 11k miles after replacement! Thankfully it occurred under the 12k / 12 month warranty for the used motor and repairs were covered. However then the CX-LEMON started stalling with CEL indicating the throttle body needed to be replaced (not covered under extended warranty) and the car was subsequently traded in quickly to cut any future losses. DUMP YOUR MAZDA CX-LEMON!
#547 of 608 Re: Mazda cx-7 [azdenton]
Mar 20, 2013 (9:37 am)
Your problem sounds very similar to mine. around 30,000k my turbo, fuel injectors, plugs, fuel pump and exhaust sensors went. Thankfully this was all covered under warranty. I had very few problems with it except a seal and the odd random check engine light that would come and go, they(dealership) told me not to worry about. I had a gut feelin to sell the car 80,000k but I liked driving the car and its good in the winter roads here in Edmonton. So at 103,000 (3000k past warranty) I had to pull over on the side of the road in small town northern Alberta due to an odd feeling loss of power(not complete loss). Oil all over the ground and on the back of the vehicle. After a $500 tow to town I come to hear that the connecting rod blew out the side of the engine block. $8,000 they want to fix it. Mazda won't cover anything. Even though I just had the 96,000km inspection/synthetic oil change 5,000 k before. Which of course said everything was good. Very frustrating and it's still at the shop because I'm not even sure I want to fix it. Even if I fix and sell it ill have to deal with the guilt of someone else getting hurt financially because of this CX-Lemon
Apr 01, 2013 (6:10 am)
I've got a 2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring with 132K miles. All of the recalls have been fixed, and I'm getting a consistent CEL with code P2006. Went to Autozone and these are what the notes say could be wrong: 1) Disconnected or damaged vacuum hose, 2) Binding VTC actuator, or 3) VTC solenoid malfunction. Any tips on what I should try to fix first? Has this happened to others of you out there? Thanks!
#549 of 608 Re: Mazda cx-7 [gentemio]
Apr 16, 2013 (6:22 pm)
my cx7 AWD-GT went bad with similar problems at 75K miles, mazda laughed in my face stating that my problems were from wear and tear.
I told them that i never had to replace pistons, VVT actuator, belts and hoses along wth a rebuilt of my turbo in any car I owned before 75K miles.
on top of the electrcal problems that I had which were never solved!
I drove a 1991 accord with 150K miles and all i did was tires, brakes, water punp and a new radiator at 141K miles. By the way that car is still on the road with over 225K miles today..
my cx7 was sold at a loss! MAzda will never get my money EVER EVER again!
#550 of 608 Re: engine problem! [jinxx65]
Apr 16, 2013 (6:25 pm)
mazda sucks, i sold my car at a loss!
mazda laughed in my face, turbo went out, cylinders had misfiring troubles, the engine needed a rebuilt at 75k miles.
mazda knows that this car has a lot of design flaws, starting with the turbo cooling and the actual engine design for this car, that is the reason this car is no longer sold in the usa.
mazda will never get my money or my respect ever again.
#551 of 608 Mazda Cx-7 Engine Boom-Boom-Bang
Apr 27, 2013 (12:53 pm)
I bought a used Mazda CX-7 2007 from a dealership with 93K k.m last September,2012. On April, 24, 2013, I was on my way driving home as I heard a bang noise, car lost power and stopped on its own. I tried turning on, but it wouldn't. I towed it to the local Mazda Dealer, after their diagnostic, they told me that the timing chain is broken, which as damaged other pieces inside too. Now, I have to change the whole engine since the engine is blown. There is a "SPECIAL SERVICE PROGRAM SSP 87) from Mazda Canada but they denied taking responsibility as the owner before me, did not change oil at Mazda Dealer so the "Warranty" was cancelled. Mazda dealer estimates the engine replacement cost at about 5000-5500$. I financed this "family" car for 10000$ and I haven't even used it for a year, only 7 months. Now, I have to take another loan to repair it. Horrific!!! Guys, do not buy Mazda, and do not be fooled by the fake Warranty program of Mazda. They always find excuses to deny you any warranty.
Not Mazda ZOOM ZOOM but Mazda BOOM BOOM BANG!!!
Apr 30, 2013 (2:13 pm)
My daughter who is a full time college student purchased a CX-7 used nearly a year ago. She still owes $8,000 on it. It has the same timing chain issue being discussed in this forum (Loud noise followed by dead car). Her car has 112,000 miles on it.
After incessant phone calls and emails Mazda has offered us $500 dollars towards the repair of the timing chain and $1,000 if it needs a new engine as a good will gesture. They are also insisting we have a tear down of the engine done (approx. $300) to determine what needs to be done. If the car needs a new engine we will be unable to afford getting it fixed and will have to spend the next 4 years helping our daughter pay it off. We also cannot afford to purchase another car.
When companies like Mazda know their product is defective and fail to issue a recall they are patently dishonest. This is screaming to be a class action lawsuit.