We looked at the Infinite FX35 and were convinced this was our next vehicle. We saw a CX-7 on the road and within two weeks flew from Florida to New York to make the purchase. We got a great deal. The CX-7 is awesome and fun to drive. It has plenty of power and tons of cool features. The little things Mazda thought of to include are huge. A small blue light the illuminates the cup holder area at night with just enough light to hit the hole. The blue/orange back lighting and the upgraded headlamps with the GT Package are a must. The price was key. All the features of the FX35 without paying for the name.
I was driving my Mazda CX-7 on the highway at 65 mph when my car made a loud noise from the engine and had a loss in power.
I towed the car to a Mazda dealer where the technician that inspected my car stated the timing chain was missing a pin and caused the engine to break.
Therefore my engine needed to be replaced.
I replaced my engine at 72K miles which is slightly over the 70K mile service notice that Mazda recently put out for reimbursement from repairs related to the VVT Timing Chain.
I hired a lawyer to pursue reimbursement of my engine replacement cost and would like to know if there are more cases of engine failure or repairs around/above 70K miles due to the timing chain.
1st turbo blown @ 43,000 miles driving down the road 30 miles an hr hear a load pop and whine and total loss of pwr. Seemed like i could only drive in 1st gear. Took to dealership and the following:
1. turbo charger replaced
2. Gasket, Turbo Charger
3. Gasket, oil pipe
5. Stud, Surge Tank x 8
6. Nut, Flange x 9
7. Sensor, air & Fuel
8. Pipe Fuel main
9. Valve, Selenoid
Confirmed Customer concern, performed compression test and evaluated engine 175, 175, 180, 180. Engine appears not to be internally damaged, found turbo Impeller Rattling and sending engine oil into exhaust system, found no oxygen sensor signal. Replaced turbo and oil lines, replaced oxygen sensor. replaced fuel lines
MAZDA CX-7 68K MILES ALREADY NEED A NEW ENGINE!!!!
written on 08-05-2016
Sport 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
******* READ!! I have a Mazda CX-7 with only 68k miles on it. its garaged, been extremely taking care of. Not a scratch on it, and while driving it on the highway a few days ago it seized up and shut down. steering wheel locked up and thank god i pulled over when i did! anyways i NEED A NEW ENGINE!! ARE YOU SERIOUS?!!! it only has 68k miles on the damn thing!! I paid 28 grand for it in 2007 and its paid off. now this! I'm a single mom who doesn't even have $20 in my pocket and now Mazda wants me to pay 10 grand for a new engine!! I CANT AFFORD THIS!!!! I googled this and looks like more and more people are having the same issue on them! YOU SHOULD OF HAD A RECALL ON THESE!!! BAD REVIEWS OF PEOPLE BUYING A NEW ENGINE UNDER 70K MILES!!!!!! CX-7 SUCK AND IM SO MAD!!! IM A BROKE MOMMA AND NEED HELP OR ADVICE FROM ANYONE LISTENING!!! THANKS!!
Break pads wear quickly, gas mileage very very poor and requires premium gas, turbo system and transmission unreliable with high repair cost. Often need front alignment. Backup camera view screen are poor. Rear seats uncomfortable. Windows and doors noise.