The dealer stated that the vvt valve timing chain was defective and replaced the vvt valve timing chain. I did not notice a difference in the way the car was handling, however I took my car into my local Mazda dealer to have it checked. They also said the check engine light will not go on due to low oil, but only for low oil pressure. The failure mileage was 93,000. To where we wont run into the same issues over and over again before someone looses a life. There have been many claims against this model by other consumers in which was confirmed by the employees at the georgetown roger beasley Mazda dealership.
A few days later they told me I needed my engine replaced. The manufacture warranty expired, but have a in service warranty. In the early 2007 models, the clip that holds the mirror can not be replaced if it breaks. The dealership indicated that there was carbon build up but could not explain why. Recently took car for oil change at the dealership recommend to needing timing chain replacement, replacement of engine coolant and oil leaking around the engine. Make them recall these cars and get the problem fixed. We drove it home approximately 45 miles , and the noise got louder and the engine started rattling louder and louder the closer we got to home.
God forbid that my car turns off and I have and accident, since car gives no warning. The engine is makes a loud tapping sound like the engine rod is going out. November 2013 at about 78,000 miles , the car experienced severe loss of power, stalling and heavy white smoke from the tailpipe. The vehicle is now at a Mazda dealership and I've been told it was a turbo charger failure. Vehicle over extended warranty issued by Mazda, repair was out of pocket, even though this is very common problem with this year Mazda. Three weeks later the engine goes out. There was even discussion about a recall on the timing chain from Mazda saying that it was defective but Mazda was not always honoring this recall.
Car shakes when I turn ac on. They informed me the cars timing belt needed to be replaced and there was sludge on the engine. Some of these complaints were as early as 30,000 miles. Brought my car to Mazda. Started to research issues with this car and I ran into many similar complaints. .
The dealership told me I needed the timing chain and assorted peripherals replaced. Obviously based on these complaints there is a problem with the timing chain in the 2007 Cx-7 that needs to be addressed. The manufacturer was not notified. However, Mazda is not owning up to this problem. I did research and found out that this is a very common, known issue in 2007 Mazda Cx-7's with low mileage. A long block engine is an option to upgrade or replace your current engine.
The other issue I had was related to the rear view mirror. When I pulled over I took the cover off from the engine and noticed that there was oil coming out from where the top of the oil goes. If you read other complaints you will see that its the same issue which is due to the actual car not the owners, please help us affected by these vehicles get Mazda to finally take responsibility for this. I gave them all the receipts I could get. The dealership has recommended ignoring the manual on oil changes every 7500 miles and changing it every 3000 to hopefully catch any further issues. That yes Mazda does know about it but they blame the owners. So I asked it I were to pay this would I get some warranty, he said no because the same problem will happen again.
Almost got hit by another car that was passing by since I was not able to turn. Car turned off another 4 times. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer for a diagnostic test. They said because the turbo runs very hot, it burns up the oil quickly. This is a huge problem with this company with an outstanding number of consumer complaints.
The in service warranty Agency denied the claim indicating that it was not normal wear and tear of the engine failure. After researching this online I discovered hundreds if not thousands of complaints about a broken timing chain that required replacement of the engine. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning while all of the instrument panel lights illuminated. Also had the clicking noise but it seemed to go away. The second time was around 65K miles.
I have service receipts to prove that all oil changes had been done, and that this was not the cause of the second timing chain failing, but more of continuance of faulty, defective Mazda parts. Very afraid to drive car and after reading numerous reports of similar incidents here: I'm afraid my car is suffering from the same deal. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who confirmed that there was sludge in the engine and advised that the engine would need replacing. Before taking the trip on 4-18-2013 I took my car the Mazda of mesquite dealership because I heard a ticking noise and the technician indicated that the noise was normal. We were able to coast to the side of the road safely. The car was towed to another acs certified mechanic and confirmed that the engine failure was due to the failure of the turbo.
I had to have the entire windshield replaced in order to re-attach the mirror. If you blow your engine or notice that it burns too much oil, smokes, taps, or knocks, it might be best to replace the entire engine. The second time was not covered under warranty. The approximate failure mileage was 82,000. The extended warranty denied the original claim now and the claim for a new engine due to poor upkeep, though I have my records of maintenance. Open up the windows and the odor was coming from the engine. No engine should die at 76,000 miles.