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#75 of 608 Re: Mazda CX7 2009 [fonefixer]
Apr 14, 2010 (7:44 am)
Mine has been rattling since I bought it brand new. Also I could hear a loud snap all on starting the engine. I have been driving the car for a year and 2 months and decided I wanted to have it checked again since the first place brushed me off with it.
It is now in the repair shop and I hope they fix it with new different parts...and fix it completely. It's a worry...one can't depend on any car brand being good and reliable.
Thanks for your response.
#76 of 608 Re: Mazda CX7 2009 [bmjdlj]
Apr 14, 2010 (12:15 pm)
I would make sure the water pump // timing chain // and the VVT acuator are all replaced as long as they are going that far with engine repairs. Should all be covered under warranty for you.
#77 of 608 Re: Mazda CX7 2009 [fonefixer]
Apr 14, 2010 (1:17 pm)
I'm calling them now. Thanks for your help.
#78 of 608 New to the Party
Apr 22, 2010 (5:56 am)
So it happened to me. 2007 CX-7 with regular service and the Mazda service mechanic again says "sludge, engine is destroyed." They're in the process of taking pictures, but I know what the end result is going to be from being in this room. I spoke with a very reputable mechanic in my area who said none of this adds up. He said that an engine that old should not die at this point, period. Further, my car is at 41,000 miles which is in the ballpark of all of you. This CANNOT BE A COINCIDENCE. I honestly think we are some of the first to experience these issue because we may have gotten to 36-40 k a little faster than others, and that this problem is not going to go away for Mazda. PLEASE DO NOT THROUGH YOUR HANDS UP AND ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN. Consider joining a class action. Please email me directly so we can begin compiling our info. Also consider getting the word out on facebook, twitter, etc. I'm not going away.
#79 of 608 Re: New to the Party [gpezza20]
Apr 22, 2010 (5:24 pm)
I feel you. I just spent 6800. to get my 07 fixed. I immediately sold it and bought a Toyota. At least they a meant they have problems! I am willing to join any class action lawsuit. I just don't know how to get started.
#80 of 608 Re: New to the Party [gpezza20]
Apr 27, 2010 (9:23 am)
Yes, my cx-7 has 44,000 miles on it. Last oil change 6,000 miles ago. Slightly over, but should not have ruined my engine. Over 3,500.00 to fix it. Mazda will not pay a dime. My brother-in -law is handling my case. We're looking for other people this has happened to!!
#81 of 608 Re: New to the Party [tpleskonko]
Apr 27, 2010 (10:04 am)
I would be more than happy to get in on any case, I have all of info, timelines, etc but don't have the means to do anything with it. . . please let me know if you can help
#82 of 608 Re: New to the Party [tpleskonko]
Apr 28, 2010 (8:17 am)
Driving a Cx-7 with 58000 miles. Heard a little "rattle" upon start up and brought in to selling Mazda dealer. Replaced water pump, timing chain, VVT actuator, some rear seals in the drivetrain. All covered under "powertrain warranty" with the only charge to me being a one day rental car. Dealer never said anything about taking pictures, oil sludge,etc.. Must be a huge difference in policy from one Mazda service dept. to the next. I wouldn't as a rule go 6,000 miles between oil changes, but that shouldn't cause "sludge" in the system. The Mazda service interval from the factory says 7500 miles between changes under 'normal" conditions.
#83 of 608 Have had all these problems ... and then some
May 11, 2010 (8:55 am)
I have a CX-7, purchased in April 2007. It was great for the first year or so, but I put a lot of miles on it and so I have seen and experienced nearly every single thing mentioned in this forum. But wait. There's more to come, if I'm the precursor for what you can all expect. I have 104,000 miles on my vehicle after three years -- I drive a lot. Today, large whining sound when accelerating. I'm being told it's probably the turbo. All of the maintenance questions raised in previous trips to the dealership have been raised again. "These turbos really need to have oil changes every 3,000 miles or so" is what I'm told. Of course, that's much more rigorous than what is recommended. I fortunately had a 100,000 warranty that covered all the other issues -- two valve and major repairs to the engine, the air compressor dying -- but now I'm over the warranty, and am sitting in the waiting room of the Mazda dealership waiting for the shoe to drop.
It seems unfair for Mazda to continue to not take responsibility for this vehicle being a lemon. The issues I'm having now are ones I expect many of you will have in the future. I'm just "lucky" enough to have put on more miles than most others who have this vehicle. I do know I'll be hauling out these forum posts and as much else as I can in arguing that Mazda should cover these costs.From what you have said here, I don't expect I'll get very far, but I will give it a try.
#84 of 608 Re: Have had all these problems ... and then some [nhanus]
May 11, 2010 (9:37 am)
Hello, I have a CX7 2007 purchase used with 12,000 miles back in Aug 2008, we also do alot of driving and now have about 121,000 miles on this vehicle. We had issues with the timing chain breaking which cause alot of damage, crack the head, bent 2 valves also had 1 fuel injector replaces and of coarse only can buy the parts at the dealership. Dealership told me my engine was frozen gone/ whatever, took it to my Guy and fixed it without any warranty of coarse $3,055.00 CASH. Who has recommend the 3,000 oil changes and not the 7,000 We only use Mobil 1 Synthetic oil. recommends now 7,500 change now 7,000 (was previously 5,000). Let me know about the oil change recommendations. Thanks here in Texas