Car turned off another 4 times. Wouldn't you agree that most people who have a timing chain never even think they'll have to ever do anything? My husband is a mechanic and has done the oil changes regularly in his garage except for the few times I took it to the dealership where I bought because I had a free or discounted oil change. If I had stayed on freeway instead of exiting, with the lost of steering I surely would have posed a danger to myself as well as others on the road. This makes no sense to me. All of this occurred within the first couple years of my ownership.
You've obviously never timed a disi. My oil changes are done regularly and I pay attention to any lights and sensors that seem off. They take no responsibility for ripping hard working people off. Mazda should be ashamed and forced to fix the problem. Varitable valve timing actuator, turbo failure, but nothing is being done by Mazda to correct this problem ie. There are two notches on the actuator that are supposed to line up.
We explained the notice that we received in the mail and they were already well aware of these issues. I feel as though Ive been screwed over by our used car dealer from Deland and am in the search for someone new. The oil cooler on the vehicle was beginning to fail. Their main issues are the turbo, the ac, and the timing belt. Ever since the day that the car broke and had the huge jerking movement, by back has hurt everyday since then.
They also refused to fix a recall issue I had in regards to a letter they sent me. Took it to the mechanic who checked for a blown head gasket and came back fine. If it breaks, your engine is probably ruined. They need to man up and fix their problems they created. I went up after work only to have them tell me that they could not get the readings from the diagnostic test and that they would have to send it to an actual Mazda dealership, where it has been for almost a week.
The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. Didnt realize what was wrong with it until i started googling issues and came across thousand of other unhappy cx7 mazda owners with the same issues. I feel that the matter should be taken care of by Mazda before someone is seriously hurt or killed. 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. We had it towed to 2 separate locations to get an estimate.
I contact the Mazda dealer and because I have no warranty I have to pay out of pocket. If the notches do not line up, that indicates the actuator is faulty. Changing or replacing that chain is a whole lot more involved, correct? Is it safe to drive until I can get this vvt actuator replaced? Since it was 10pm and dark outside we couldn't see anything and decided to find the nearest hotel to stay at until we could take it to a shop. Hundreds of people are losing their vehicles due to this vvt timing chain issue and Mazda needs to make this a re-call. I asked Mazda to check the vehicle and they stated that it was common, nothing to worry about. So they told me that they sent the recall letter about the vvt to the owner before me and they are sorry.
Luckily I noticed it right away and it was replaced under warranty. Of course, Mazda won't do anything to remedy the situation because the warranty has passed. Does anyone know how I get in on this lawsuit? Can someone get the instructions and torque specs to do this job? Again, we had to take money from our nest egg to replace yet another part on this vehicle. The failure mileage was 34,000 and the current mileage was 65,164. I must say this is the biggest piece of crap I have ever owned.
I didn't know who else to contact about this but I think this is a huge problem and Mazda needs to fix it before more people get hurt, especially because they already know this is a problem which is why the extended their warranty. I see that we are not the only people that have been taken advantage of by Mazda. It was good as gold for about a month. I was unable even to safely pull the car onto the shoulder, the loss of power was so complete and so sudden. A week or so went by and the light came back on. We have read numerous complaints from other Cx-7 owners with the same problem.
This car has taken me for a ride that's for sure. Gaps in our history of repair was the given reason. Have been told its related to the timing components. Pardon all the questions but I'm trying to get an idea of how long I have to get the money up to have these repairs done. The first few time they said they could not replicate the problem. No mention of was made. It took 3days for it to be fixed and I'm not sure it is running properly.