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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 611 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 611 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 611 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.
#554 of 611 Mazda Engine Failura at 70k miles!!
May 01, 2013 (1:57 pm)
We bought a car from the Mazda dealership, a certified suv CX-7 2008, a few months later the car started acting up and the engine overheating. We took it in to the dealer and they told us the only problem was that of the thermostat. Thankfully we had bought the extended warranty that covered this. They told us everything else was fine and that was the only problem they had come across. About six months later the car still kept overheating and we noticed there was another leak. We took the car in and now they are saying it was a lack of maintenance from our part, the engine was blown and there was oil all over everything. They told us that if we proved we took care of the engine adequately that our extended warranty would cover it. We did everything that we could and got all the receipts of the Synthetic Oil we had bought, got all our ducks in a row and handed them the "evidence" they needed. Now they are saying that due to the "sludge" the warranty can be void.
At this point I started doing research based on the fact that we did take care of our car, its oil was changed even before it had to ( A car is a major investment, why would we not take care of it when we're spending $700-900 a month to keep this car). Something wasn't right, I had to put two and two together. According to other Mazda CX 7 Owners their engines started giving out at 40-80k miles. I also talked to a mechanic who told me they believe the engine is overheating due to the turbo in the engine, causing everything to melt. I talked to the main Mazda mechanic about this and they said that they can't do anything but wait and see if the insurance will cover this and replace the engine, he said he knows about the problems people have reported but there is nothing he can do.
Mazda is definitely a major rip off and SCAM. They SCAM people out of their money by giving them faulty cars that give out way before 100k miles and then tell them it's because they didn't take proper care of their engines. Buyers BEWARE of MAZDA and even their PLATINUM warranty, they will use EVERY excuse to void this! READ ALL THE REVIEWS OF UNHAPPY CUSTOMERS! Mazda is definitely not owning up to this like they should. The MAZDA CX 7 Engine is no good! Lawsuit is on its way!
#555 of 611 Re: CX-7 Engine Failure [cx7totalfail]
May 01, 2013 (2:00 pm)
Our engine just failed as well!!! A lawsuit is definitely a must!
#556 of 611 Re: CX-7 Engine Failure [ruby23]
May 01, 2013 (4:02 pm)
We are absolutely willing to participate in a lawsuit. The dealership that has our car said immediately with no tests that our engine is blown. Clearly this problem is very familiar to them. I'm going to start researching attorneys.
#557 of 611 Re: Mazda Engine Failura at 70k miles!! [ruby23]
May 01, 2013 (10:16 pm)
Omg this is my mazda cx7 problem right now!they told us that we didn't take care of the car. And the warranty says that the canister oil wasn't there thats why the engine got "sludge" thats why it broke down and they don't cover it since it's our fault. How is that our fault? And now they want us to pay $8k for a new engine and i haven't had that car for a year and we still owe $14k? Mileage was 64k when my bf got it and now its 90k and jus suddenly stopped and didn't work? It took them 3 weeks to tell us that the warranty doesnt cover it?why that long? Idk what they did first before they told us that since I was leaving tons of messages to follow up....what should we do?