Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2009 Mazda CX-7 appears to share the same engine & A/C defects as the two previous model years: VVT/timing chain failure, turbo failure, & the A/C compressor clutch seizing. The timing chain failure is especially bad with many cars requiring an engine replacement ($9,000+).

In 2011, Mazda began a "Special Service Program" that extended the warranty to 7 years/70,000 miles covering turbocharger oil leaks & excessive timing chain noise — an early sign of timing chain failure. However coverage under the program requires perfect documentation of all required maintenance with other stipulations. Buyer beware.


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2009 Mazda CX-7 cooling system problems

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2009 Mazda CX-7 Owner Comments

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Oct 012009


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I bought the 2009 Mazda CX7 in March of 2009. About mid August to early September 2009 the car would begin to jolt backwards (when put in reverse) or forward (in drive) when I would be ready to leave. Soon after it would stall to go up hills or to pick up speed when getting on the interstate. Later I would fuel the car toa "full tank" and the gasoline would spill all back out. I called and filed a complaint @ 2 different times at which the dealership could not find anything. Later calling me back stating that the O2 was messed up and fixed about (early February 2010 is when it was in the shop). I was without a vehicle for 1 1/2 weeks. After being looked at & fixed, I later pumped gasoline and it repeated the same incident, spilling about a gallon of fuel! I called again and said it was bad fuel? now, in April 2010 with the weather being warm & when I turn on the vehicle the exhaust pipes begin to smoke and you can find gunk inside the exhaust pipes. I will be soon be calling gorman mccraken in longview, tx for them to look at the vehicle again as it is repeating every problem once again.

- Scroggins, TX, USA

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