So I brought the car to a dealership because of the lower arm control have a recall. The morning I was slated to pick up the car I was told by the dealer that there was still an issue that they needed the car later. Cruise control works great and heater. It now has about 90,000 miles and started making the ticking sound when cranking. It's supposed to last the life of the vehicle, but Mazda dun goofed and now it's the 1 repair on this vehicle according to my mechanic, whose kids are now able to attend an Ivy league university, courtesy of incompetent Mazda engineers and clueless marks like myself. None of the defective engines have been in production since 2010, according to the complaint. It was almost paid for.
December 2012 at about 64,000 miles dealer replaced timing chain under extended warranty but didn't do anything to correct intermittent power loss and engine hesitation that I had complained to them at the time. The tech found other things wrong and one was the vvt timing. Now I am told the turbo is going. That would go a long way towards keeping customers. So I called the manufactor.
Had this been explained to me, I never would have kept this car. Have always maintained it well. I had driven my car earlier in the day, no lights, no sounds, no indication that anything was wrong at all. Called mazda and asked about thos lawsuit and the woman didnt know her head from her butt on what to say about it so she said that she cant find an answer for me. Thats without looking at it. Camshaft misaligned code is more likely on these models with the L3 engine a stretched timing chain issue. It has failed twice and been replaced under warranty.
I will never ever buy a Mazda again. Called the mazda dealer they said they could fix it for a minimum of 2500. I have owned many cars and drive a lot. All I can say is thank God for Uber! Cheers Jan 06, 2014 the chain has stretched, it will get worse and you will damage the engine. The noise was so unexpected and unrecognizable that the shock I experienced when I heard it caused me to tense up and veer off to the right. That is wasteful and advances in engine technology now allow the timing, lifting, and duration that valves are left open to all be tweaked. Its sporty cabin design, along with its buttoned-down handling, tight steering, rapid acceleration and strong brakes, almost make one forget that he's driving something that makes sense as a family car.
Believing that, I chose to keep the car. It is a terrible thing when manufacturers do this to people, I put in 40 years of hard work before my heart failure, never screwed anyone over in my life, I anyone at Mazda reads this, come on by my place, I want shove this car somewhere so you can take it to work for some show and tell! Please, get involved and put a stop to this before these defective parts cause someone to lose their life!!!! Took it to dealership to get a recall repaired and i told them about the knocking under the hood, how my engine light stays on, my oil smells like its burning every time i change it or add more. The car was towed to a dealership where it was discovered the timing chain broke and damaged the engine in the process. The absolute most damning thing is the reliability. So they told me that they sent the recall letter about the vvt to the owner before me and they are sorry. I get around 320 miles to a tank in the city and around 410 miles to a tank on hwy.
If you enjoyed this video, check out our other videos, and be sure to subscribe and hit the notification bell to know when we upload new videos! It still smells like a snowmobile when I drive the oil burning and the gas mileage is no longer great. Only have 130,000 miles on it and still owe 900 on it. For the price I really can't complain. Like their competition or the will go belly up. Ironically I had just had my oil changed and my engine cleaned of sludge less than 2 weeks prior.
Some of these complaints were as early as 30,000 miles. Their main issues are the turbo, the ac, and the timing belt. I now have the option of purchasing a used engine with about the same number of miles my car had it when I purchased it so 2. Every other month there's a problem with it. I was told the new engine was guaranteed for 100,000 miles, just like the factory engine that failed. First the timing chain went, which equaled to rebuilding the whole top half of the engine.
I know understand why this person took car to trade out. Less than a month after my warranty ran out, the entire mirror fell off the windshield. Obviously based on these complaints there is a problem with the timing chain in the 2007 Cx-7 that needs to be addressed. It is now 2019 with 154+ miles and have not had a single problem with it. It is getting tensioned automatically but sometimes the tensioner of the timing belt gets bad, in this case you have to change only the tensioner itself. Maybe because I don't burn a hot fuel.