2008 MAZDA CX-7 VIN: JM3ER293480176797

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN JM3ER293480176797 Decoding Mazda Vin Decoder

Error Text

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Make

MAZDA

Manufacturer Name

MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION

Model

CX-7

Model Year

2008

Plant City

HIROSHIMA

Series

Wagon

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

JAPAN

Series2

Wagon body style

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1C: 4,001 - 5,000 lb (1,814 - 2,268 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2300.0

Displacement (CI)

140.35461141788

Displacement (L)

2.3

Engine Model

L3T Turbo Federal

Engine Power (kW)

181.9508

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Engine Brake (hp) From

244

Turbo

Yes

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Curtain Air Bag Locations

All Rows

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2008 MAZDA CX-7 Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
14.7%

2008 MAZDA CX-7 Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN JM3ER293480176797

Components: AIR BAGS

May 23, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11035659
Consumer Location: KISSIMMEE, FL
VIN: JM3ER293480****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MAZDA CX-7. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER AIR BAG INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG INDICATOR BEGAN TO BLINK AND THE PASSENGER AIR BAG INDICATOR ILLUMINATED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED BY A DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 100,000.

Components: ENGINE

June 24, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10908888
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JM3ER293480****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MAZDA CX-7. WHILE DRIVING 10 MPH, THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO DECELERATE AND ALL THE WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ENGINE STALLED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DETERMINED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

November 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10659370
Consumer Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
VIN: JM3ER293480****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER AIRBAG LIGHT COMES ON WHEN THE IGNITION IS TURNED ON AND STAYS ON..INDICATOR STAYS ON WHETHER A PASSENGER IS ON THE SEAT OR NOT..THIS CAN LAST FOR SEVERAL DAYS AND EVENTUALLY DISAPPEARS..THIS HAS HAPPEN TWO OR THREE TIMES..I BOUGHT THE CAR 4 MONTHS AGO. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

December 29, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10373309
Consumer Location: BRANDYWINE, MD
VIN: JM3ER293480****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED A MAZDA CX-7 NEW IN 2008. I RECENTLY EXPERIENCE TOTAL ENGINE FAILURE WHILE RIDING ON THE HIGHWAY WITH MY DAUGHTER. THE MAZDA DEALER LOOKED AT THE VEHICLE AND CONTACTED THE WARRANTY COMPANY AND MAZDA ON THIS ISSUE, MAZDA STATED THERE WAS "SLUDGE" IN THE ENGINE AND THAT WAS NOT COVERED BY THE WARRANTY. THEY STATED THIS MUST'VE BEEN CAUSED BY OWNER MAINTENANCE, HOWEVER, I HAVE MAINTAINED THE CAR AS STATED IN THE MANUAL. THE COMPANY STATED WE NEED TO PRODUCE COPIES OF ALL OF OUR OIL CHANGES SINCE PURCHASE OF THE VEHICLE AND THE DATES/MILEAGE AT THE OIL CHANGE. WE DID NOT HAVE THIS INFORMATION, HOWEVER MANY COMPLAINANTS WHO HAVE PRODUCED THE OIL CHANGE HISTORY ARE STILL DENIED WARRANTY CLAIMS. THIS ISSUE OF SLUDGE IS NOT ONLY CAUSES BY THE OWNER, BUT ALSO CAUSED BY MANUFACTURED DEFECTS AS IN THE TOYOTA CASE. MANY OTHER MAZDA OWNERS AND MECHANICS HAVE STATED THE TURBO CHARGING IN THE NEW MAZDA CX-7 HAS STARTED TO "COOK" THE OIL TOO FAST AND THIS CAUSES THE SLUDGE IN THE ENGINE, HOWEVER MAZDA WILL NOT OWN UP TO THIS DEFECT AND HONOR THE WARRANTY AND THIS VEHICLE. THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN SITED ISSUES OF THE TIMING CHAIN CAUSING ENGINE FAILURE HOWEVER MAZDA WOULD NOT LOOK AT ANY OTHER ISSUES. MY VEHICLE IS STILL UNDER THE 60,000 MILE WARRANTY AND A DEFECT OF THE ENGINE GOING OUT SHOULD BE COVERED. MAZDA IS ILLEGALLY MAKING THE ALLEGATION ABOUT THE OWNERS OF THE VEHICLE CAUSING THE ENGINE FAILURE IN A CAR ONLY TWO YEARS OLD, ONLY TO NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR A PROBLEM IT HAS CAUSED. PLEASE HELP ME AND OTHER MAZDA OWNERS CORRECT THIS ISSUE. THERE ARE CURRENTLY MULTIPLE COMPLAINTS AGAINST MAZDA AND MANY VEHICLE OWNERS SUCH AS MYSELF ARE WITHOUT A VEHICLE WHILE IN LITIGATION WITH THIS ISSUE. THE REPAIRS WOULD COST OVER $7000. I HAVE ALSO COPIED AND PASTED THE FORUM IN WHICH OVER 100 PEOPLE HAVE DISCUSSED THIS EXACT TREND IN THEIR VEHICLES AND MAZDA BEING LESS THAN WILLING TO FURTHER ASSIST WITH THIS ISSUE. HTTP://TOWNHALL-TALK.EDMUNDS.COM/DIRECT/VIEW/.F1826A6/100. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

May 24, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10336652
Consumer Location: LEXINGTON, KY
VIN: JM3ER293480****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING TO MY DESTINATION WHEN THE A/C STOPPED WORKING AND I SMELLED/SAW SMOKE COMING FROM UNDERNEATH MY VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE NEAREST MECHANIC AND I WAS TOLD THAT THE AIR COMPRESSOR WAS LOCKED UP AND THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO WAIT A FEW DAYS FOR A REPLACEMENT PART OR DRIVE HOME WITHOUT THE A/C IN 90+ DEGREE HEAT. REMEDY, REPLACED AIR COMPRESSOR AT A COST OF $957.43 AND BY THE WAY THE VEHICLE HAD ONLY 39203 MILES ON IT. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

October 21, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10289287
Consumer Location: PALM HARBOR, FL
VIN: JM3ER293480****

Summary of Complaint

2008 MAZDA CX-7 A/C COMPRESSOR FAILURE SENDING SPARKS OUT FROM UNIT, INSIDE ENGINE BAY. *TR

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 01, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10278193
Consumer Location: SUGAR HILL, GA
VIN: JM3ER293480****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR IS A 2008 MAZDA CX-7 AND THIS SUMMER I BEGAN TO USE THE AC WHICH NEVER SEEMS TO COOL OFF MY CAR. IT BLOW COLD AIR BUT NOT VERY COLD AND I HAVE TO KEEP IT AT LEVEL 4 AND PUSH THE OTHER BUTTON THAT MAKES IT BLOW HARDER. WHICH I THINK IS THE CIRCULATION BUTTON. I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO KEEP IT ON FULL BLAST AND WITH THE AC BUTTON AND THE ONE NEXT TO IT DEPRESSED ALL THE TIME TO COOL MY CAR OFF. I DON'T THINK IT IS RUNNING CORRECTLY. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

December 24, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11384891
Consumer Location: RICHMOND HILL, GA
VIN: JM3ER293280****

Summary of Complaint

CAR HAD BEEN SITTING IN THE DRIVEWAY FOR 2 FULL DAYS WITH NO USE. I WALKED OUTSIDE TO PLACE TRASH IN TRASH BIN AND NOTICED SMOKE COMING FROM THE DRIVERS DOOR. I QUICKLY RAN INSIDE, GRABBED FIRE EXTINGUISHER AND PUT OUT THE FIRE.IT LOOKS LIKE THE FIRE ORIGINATED AT THE WINDOW MOTOR OR THE WINDOW SWITCH PANEL ON THE DRIVERS SIDE DOOR.

Components: POWER TRAIN WHEELS ENGINE

November 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11384218
Consumer Location: EDEN, NC
VIN: JM3ER29L380****

Summary of Complaint

I ALREADY HAVE A COMPLAINT BUT I FORGOT TO ADD THAT MY AIRBAG LIGHT IS ON AND WON'T COME OFF ALONG WITH MY ENGINE LIGHT IT WON'T EVEN CRANK SINCE WE BROKE DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF HIGHWAY BECAUSE IDH THE MONEY TO GET IT FIXED AND TRYING TO ASK FOR A RIDE EVERYDAY! THANK YOU SO MUCH

Components: SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN ENGINE

December 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11378612
Consumer Location: EDEN, NC
VIN: JM3ER29L380****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY AND SUDDENLY I HEAR A LOUD NOISE SOUNDED LIKE I WAS IN A BIG RIG TRUCK THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN IT STARTED TO OVERHEAT B4 I COULD PULL OFF OF HIGHWAY IT CUT OFF RIGHT IN THE HIGHWAY I HAD MY GRANDSON WITH ME AND THANK GOODNESS THERE WAS NOT A LOT OF TRAFFIC OR WE PROBABLY WOULD'VE BEEN DEAD

Components: AIR BAGS

October 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11363962
Consumer Location: CUPERTINO, CA
VIN: JM3ER29LX80****

Summary of Complaint

I DID RECEIVE 2 AIRBAG RECALLS ,I DID VISIT MAZDA DEALERS FOR REPAIR , THEY DID FIXED ,AND WHEN I CHECKED :RESULT 0 UNREPAIRED RECALLS.BUT I RECEIVED STILL MANY RECALL LETTERS.PLEASE REVIEW AND STOP THOSE LETTERS WHICH BOTHER ME.I 'M SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR HELP. HAVE A GOOD DAY

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

February 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11359986
Consumer Location: YANKEETOWN, FL
VIN: JM3ER293380****

Summary of Complaint

THESE HEADLIGHTS AND TAILLIGHTS AND EVEN INSIDE THE CAR DOME LIGHTS ARE DANGEROUSLY DIM. EVEN WITH LIGHTS ON BRIGHT IT IS DIFFICULT TO SEE

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11349745
Consumer Location: FRESNO, CA
VIN: JM3ER29L780****

Summary of Complaint

TIMING CHAIN IS RATTLING

Components: AIR BAGS VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

June 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11330738
Consumer Location: BEACHWOOD, OH
VIN: JM3ER29L280****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN DRIVING WITH CRUISE CONTROL ON. THE HIGHWAY AT 65 MPH, I TRY TO TURN IT OFF BY DEPRESSING THE BRAKE, THE BRAKE IS STIFF AND WILL NOT DISENGAGE. THE ONLY WAY TO DISENGAGE IS BY PUSHING THE ON OFF BUTTON ON STEERING WHEEL. *TR

Components: ENGINE

February 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11309268
Consumer Location: SALT LAKE CITY, UT
VIN: JM3ER293180****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MAZDA CX7. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, SEVERAL UNKNOWN WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE RESIDENCE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT HER SPOUSE DIAGNOSED THE FAILURE AS A MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER FOR REPAIRS NOR WAS IT DIAGNOSED BY A DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE HOWEVER, THERE WAS NO ASSISTANCE PROVIDED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 154,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

December 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11300176
Consumer Location: ELGIN, IL
VIN: JM3ER293180****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH THE SUSPENSION I KNOW THE MAZDA CX 7 HAS A RECALL BEFORE I BUY THIS CAR, HOW I CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION IF THE PREVIOUS OWNER FIXES THE PROBLEM AND ATTEND THE SUSPENSION RECALL ISSUE. I NEED A LETTER TO FIX THIS PROBLEM OR WHO I NEED TO CONTACT. I DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE DRIVING THIS CAR WITH ALL THE ISSUES I HAVE. IS A SAFETY RISK FOR ME AND MY FAMILY WHENEVER I DRIVE THIS VEHICLE I HEAR A SOUND UNDER IS LIKE SOMETHING IS BROKEN AND IS THE ONLY CAR I HAVE. I HOPE YOU CAN GIVE ME MORE INFO.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11297178
Consumer Location: PLAINFIELD, IN
VIN: JM3ER293380****

Summary of Complaint

BOTH REAR BRAKE LIGHT BULBS MELTED THROUGH THE LIGHT ENCASING.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

December 09, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 11170238
Consumer Location: AMHERST, NY
VIN: JM3ER29L582****

Summary of Complaint

HEADLIGHTS ARE EXTREMELY DIM. INSIDE HOUSING FOR HEADLIGHTS IS MELTED FROM OVERHEATING, MAKING HEADLIGHTS INEFFECTIVE. DRIVING AT NIGHT IS NOT SAFE AND DOWN RIGHT DANGEROUS. VERY COMMON PROBLEM FOR ALL YEARS OF THIS VEHICLE.

Components: SUSPENSION

January 25, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11162484
Consumer Location: WHITEHALL, WI
VIN: JM3ER293X80****

Summary of Complaint

MY CX-7 WAS REPAIRED UNDER THE BALL JOINT RECALL. THE BALL JOINT HAD FAILED PRIOR TO GETTING THE BALL JOINT REPLACED. AS A RESULT THERE WERE A LOT MORE REPAIRS THAT WERE REQUIRED. IT HAS BEEN A LITTLE OVER A YEAR SINCE THE BALL JOINTS WERE REPAIRED. REPAIR DATE WAS 1/25/2017. ACCORDING TO MORRIE'S CHIPPEWA VALLEY MAZDA IN LAKE HALLIE, WI, MY LEFT BALL JOINT IS ALREADY LOOSE. IT WAS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THIS RECALL WAS TO ADDRESS THE BALL JOINTS FAILING PREMATURELY. IT SHOULD HAVE LASTED MORE THAN A YEAR. MAZDA SAYS THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE RECALL REPLACEMENT. WHAT WAS THE POINT OF THE RECALL IF THEY CANNOT FIX THE ISSUE? SINCERELY, [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

July 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11123150
Consumer Location: SAVANNAH, GA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL. WHEN REPLACING THE AIRBAG THE AIRBAG LIGHT ON THE DASH CAME ON. WHEN TAKING THE VEHICLE BACK FOR SECOND AIRBAG REPLACEMENT THE DEALER WAS NOTIFIED THAT THE LIGHT HAD COME ON. THE DEALER STATED THAT IT WAS A COINCIDENCE AND HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT THEY HAD JUST WORKED ON THE SYSTEM. I WONDER IF THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE AND WHAT IS THE FAIL RATE OF THE SEAT SENSOR AT THE TIME OF WORK BEING DONE OR IF THIS IS A WAY TO RECOUP MONEY FOR THE SERVICE.

Components: SUSPENSION

July 12, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11118901
Consumer Location: DENVER, PA
VIN: JM3ER29L280****

Summary of Complaint

BOUGHT THE CAR JULY 30 2016. LEFT FRONT CONTROL ARM BROKE CAUSING LOST STEERING AND ADDITIONAL DAMAGE TO THE CAR. HAD THE CAR REPAIRED AT A SHOP JULY 20 2017. GOT A RECALL NOTICE FOR THE SAME ISSUE SEPT 2017. JUST HAD THE CAR REPAIRED AS PER THE RECALL 08/09/2018 BUT NOW MAZDA DOES NOT WANT TO REIMBURSE FOR THE PRIOR REPAIRS MADE SINCE IT WAS AFTER THE AUGUST 10 2016 DATE ON THE RECALL AND CAUSE I DON'T HAVE THE BANK STATEMENT FROM BACK THEN SHOWING IT WAS PAID ON MY VISA. I SENT THEM THE INVOICE FROM THE GARAGE THAT IS CLEARLY MARKED PAID VISA. THE BREAKAGE HAPPENED ON THE STREET I LIVE ON, WIFE AND I WERE ON OUR WAY TO MEET WITH FAMILY FOR SUPPER. THE CAR WAS JUST DRIVEN HOME BY MYSELF FROM WORK ON A 65MPH 4 LANE HIGHWAY LESS THEN A HOUR PRIOR, THANK GOD IT DIDN'T BREAK AT THOSE SPEEDS. THE ROAD MAKES A SLIGHT TURN TO THE RIGHT WHEN I HEARD A BANG AND THE LEFT FRONT CORNER OF THE CAR DROPPED. ONCE I SAFELY GOT THE CAR STOPPED WITH STEERING FOUND THE LEFT FRONT TIRE AT A 90 DEGREE ANGEL WITH THE FENDER ON TOP OF IT. DRIVE SHAFT WAS TORN OUT FROM THE TRANSMISSION AND TIE RODS WERE BENT.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11110994
Consumer Location: CHANDLER, AZ
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

A/C COMPRESSOR WENT OUT. ALL PARTS NEEDED TO REPLACE IS COMPRESSOR/CONDENSER-DRYER/EXPANSION VALVE. TOTAL OF $2778.00 WORKING FINE. STOPPED AT STORE 15 MIN. START BACK UP AND NO A/C

Components: SUSPENSION AIR BAGS

July 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11042308
Consumer Location: BROWNSBURG, IN
VIN: JM3ER293080****

Summary of Complaint

2008 MAZDA CX-7. CONSUMER WRITES SEEKING REIMBURSEMENT FOR VEHICLE REPAIRS. *LD THE CONSUMER REQUESTED TO BE REIMBURSED FOR THE TOTAL COST OF RECALL REPAIRS AND TOWING. THE CONSUMER IS A LICENSED MECHANIC AND REPAIRED THE LOWER CONTROL ARMS AND THE AIRBAG INFLATOR. *JS

Components: AIR BAGS

September 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11063302
Consumer Location: SHREVEPORT, LA
VIN: JM3ER293580****

Summary of Complaint

TAKADA RECALL. I HAVE CONTACTED THE MAZDA DEALER IN BOSSIER CITY LA CONCERNING THE RECALLS FOR MY VEHICLE AND THE DEALER STILL HAS NOT RESOLVED THE ISSUES.

Components: SUSPENSION AIR BAGS

January 03, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11058272
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JM3ER29L180****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MAZDA CX-7. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 17V457000 (AIR BAGS) AND 16V593000 (SUSPENSION). THE PARTS NEEDED FOR THE REPAIR WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO LANNAN MAZDA (720 ROGERS ST, LOWELL, MA 01852), BUT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE REPAIR. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 151,028. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: AIR BAGS WHEELS

September 29, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11054641
Consumer Location: RICHMOND, UT
VIN: JM3ER293880****

Summary of Complaint

ALSO THE BEARINGS ARE RECALLED. WE RECEIVED TWO LETTERS FROM THE MAZDA RECALL DEPARTMENT, STATEING THE RECALLS.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS STRUCTURE

August 02, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11045260
Consumer Location: NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL AND HORN AND PASSENGER DOOR LOCK. I TOOK MY CAR IN FOR THE SUSPENSION RECALL AND AIR BAGS TO GALPIN IN VAN NUYS CA. I GOT THE CAR BACK AND THE SUSPENSION WAS DONE BUT NOT THE PASSENGER AIR BAG. THE REASON FROM THE MAZDA SERVICE MGR WAS SINCE MY PASSENGER DOOR IS BROKEN ( THE LOCK) HE COULD NOT OPEN THE DOOR SO HE DID NOT WORK ON THE AIR BAG. I CAN NOT AFFORD THE 200.00 THAT IT WILL TAKE TO FIX AND REPLACE MY PASSENGER DOOR LOCK. I FEEL THAT I SHOULD HAVE MY DOOR FIXED BY MAZDA AND THEN DO THE REPAIR WORK ON THE RECALLED AIR BAG. THE DOOR LOCK JUST BROKE ON ITS OWN AND I PAID CASH FOR MY CAR BRAND BMW FROM GALPIN. ALSO I WAS DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY AND ALL OF A SUDDEN MY MAZDA EMBLEM IN THE CENTER OF THE STEERING WHEEL BLEW OFF AND LANDED IN NY LAP!! I WAS NOT USING THE HORN. I NOW HAVE NO HORN AND HAVE LOOKED AT THE FUSE AND EVERYTHING ELSE AND NO ONE SEEMS TO KNOW WHAT HAPPEN HERE. YOU CAN SEE THAT MY MAZDA EMBLEM IS BROKEN ALL THE WAY AROUND THIS PIECE?? SOMEONE SAID THAT SINCE THERE IS AN AIR BAG IN THE STEERING WHEEL I NEED TO BUY A NEW STEERING WHEEL? REALLY? I AM A SENIOR ON MY SOCIAL SECURITY RETIREMENT ..I AM NOT ABLE TO HAVE THESE PROBLEMS FIXED AT HUNDREDS AN HUNDEDS OF DOLLARS. HOWEVER IF MY AIR BAG HAS A RECALL AND THEY DIDN'T FIX IT SINCE MY DOOR LOCK IS BROKEN AND THEY COULDN'T OPEN THE DOOR. WHAT WOULD YOU SUGGEST I DO? PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH ANY INFO YOU HAVE AT [XXX] OR EMAIL AT: [ XXX] THANK YOU [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).?*JB

Components: STEERING ENGINE

November 07, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11044277
Consumer Location: FLUSHING, NY
VIN: JM3ER29L080****

Summary of Complaint

THERE WAS BLUE SMOKE IN 2013 AND THE ENGINE OIL HAD BEEN BURNED TO NEARLY EMPTY. IT WAS FIXED WITH MY OWN POCKET BUT IN HAPPEN AGAIN. FYI, THE FIRST TIME IT HAPPENED AT ALMOST 40,000 MILES AND RIGHT NOW IS 62000MILES. RIGHT NOW THERE IS A PROBLEM OF THE POWER STEERING PUMP WHICH MAY OUT OF CONTROL WHEN IT MAKES TURN. I READ ANTICLE SAY THAT MAZDA WILL RECALL CX 7 INCLUDING YEAR 2008. WHEN I CALL THEM TODAY THEY SAID NO SUCH KIND OF RECALL. I READ A LOTS OF ARTICLE COMPLAINING MAZDA CX-7 REGARDING OF THESE TWO ISSUE. HOPE YOUR DEPARTMENT CAN FOLLOW UP TO PROTECT CONSUMER. ALSO WHEN THE CAR RUNS IN HIGHWAY OF FAST ENOUGH THERE'S NO SMOKE BUT WHEN IT RUNS SLOW THE SMOKE COME OUT TREMENDOUSLY. THANKS.

Components: AIR BAGS STRUCTURE

November 18, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11041933
Consumer Location: KANSAS CITY, MO
VIN: JM3ER293580****

Summary of Complaint

NOV. 2015 I WAS INVOLVED IN A ACCIDENT ON I435 IN WHICH THE AIRBAGS DEPLOYED WHICH I INHALED THE GAS, WHICH DISORIENTED ME FOR AWHILE. AFTER REGAINING MY SENSES DISCOVERED MY VEHICLE WAS TOTALED.

Components: SUSPENSION ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

September 20, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11034023
Consumer Location: JACKSON, OH
VIN: JM3ER29L980****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MAZDA CX-7. THE CONTACT STATED THAT EACH TIME THE VEHICLE DROVE OVER A BUMP IN THE ROAD, THE RADIO INDEPENDENTLY TURNED ON OR OFF. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE DOOR LOCKS FAILED TO REMAIN LOCKED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER OR AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 17V429000 (AIR BAGS) AND 16V593000 (SUSPENSION); HOWEVER, THE PARTS NEEDED FOR THE REPAIR WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE CONTACT CALLED AN UNKNOWN MAZDA DEALER IN COLUMBUS, OH AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE REMEDY PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THEY COULD NOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT AND DID NOT OFFER FURTHER ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS ENGINE

October 06, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11032078
Consumer Location: CLEARWATER, FL
VIN: JM3ER293280****

Summary of Complaint

TOOK CAR TO MAZDA FOR AIRBAG RECALL, REPLACED AIRBAG BUT MAZDA TELLS ME THE ACTUAL SENSOR THAT TELLS THE AIRBAG TO DEPLOY DOES NOT WORK AND ITS MY RESPONSIBILITY TO FIX IT. PRIOR TO THE RECALL THE SENSOR DID NOT COME UP ON THE DASH AFTER THE RECALL I NOW HAVE A LIGHT ON MY DASH AND MAZDA IS TELLING ME ITS 700.00 TO REPLACE FIX AND PART AND LABOR. ELECTRICAL CAR SHORTS OUT ALL THE TIME, WINDOWS, ENGINE, LIGHTS WORK ONE DAY NOT THE NEXT WHEN DOORS OPEN. CAR STALLS OUT WHEN DRIVING AND SYSTEM REBOOTS. OTHER ISSUE IS I HAVE SPENT 7 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN REPAIRS ON THIS CAR. I HAVE BLACK SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE TAIL PIPES, IVE REPLACED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN PARTS. ENGINE LIGHT WONT GO OFF. I TOOK IT FINALLY TO AUTO ZONE FOR A FREE ENGINE DIAGNOSIS TO GET A PRINT OUT AND NOW THE EMISSIONS VALVES ARE SHOWING FAULTY. ITS BURNING 2 QUARTS OF OIL ABOUT EVERY COUPLE OF WEEKS/MONTHLY BASIS. IVE REPLACED MOTOR MOUNTS, COOLANT/OIL PARTS, AIR COMPRESSOR, HEADLIGHTS, BUMBER, WIPER BLADES, ELECTRICAL CONTROL PANELS, ROCKER ARMS, SPOILERS THAT HAVE CRACKED WITH WEATHER, THE CAR STILL NEEDS ANOTHER MOTOR MOUNT, I NOW HAVE A KNOCK IN THE ENGINE LIKE ITS THE LIFTERS AND I STILL HAVE ANOTHER YEAR ON THIS 5 YEAR LOAN ON THIS CAR. I HAVE TO KEEP ROLLING PAYMENTS TO THE BACK OF THE LOAN TO KEEP UP WITH THE REPAIRS. ITS VERY FRUSTRATING. IVE NEVER HAD THIS MANY PROBLEMS WITH ANY CAR I HAVE PURCHASED EVER!!! EVEN THE PARTS DEPARTMENT AT MAZDA HAS SAID WHAT DO YOU EXPECT YOU PURCHASED A PLASTIC CAR ON WHEELS. IS THERE ANY OTHER PEOPLE EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS BESIDES MYSELF?

Components: AIR BAGS ENGINE

March 17, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11022545
Consumer Location: BALTIMORE, MD
VIN: JM3ER29L380****

Summary of Complaint

I GOT A RECALL ON THE AIR BAS BUT THE ENGINE WENT UP FIRST COUPLE WEEKS I HAD IT

Components: AIR BAGS

August 22, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11021576
Consumer Location: COZAD, NE
VIN: JM3ER293080****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MAZDA CX-7. THE CONTACT STATED THAT NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V429000 (AIR BAGS) EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR REPAIR. THE CONTACT RECEIVED THE RECALL NOTIFICATION IN OCTOBER OF 2016. THE DEALER (ANDERSON MAZDA OF LINCOLN, 3201 YANKEE HILL RD, LINCOLN, NE, 68516) STATED THAT THE PARTS WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER CONFIRMED THAT THE PARTS WERE UNAVAILABLE AND WOULD CALL THE CONTACT WHEN THE PARTS WERE AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER OFFERED ANOTHER LOCATION WHERE THEY WOULD TRANSPORT THE VEHICLE TO BE SERVICED; HOWEVER, THE CONTACT STATED THAT HE HAD NOT HEARD FROM THEM SINCE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: AIR BAGS

August 29, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11020737
Consumer Location: PEQUANNOCK, NJ
VIN: JM3ER29L290****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 MAZDA CX-7. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A RECALL NOTIFICATION FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V593000 (AIR BAGS). THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE DEALER (WAYNE MAZDA OF WAYNE, NEW JERSEY) WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE RECALL REMEDY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE AND WAS NOT ABLE TO CONFIRM WHEN THE PARTS WERE TO BECOME AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: AIR BAGS

August 24, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11019284
Consumer Location: READING, MA
VIN: JM3ER29L280****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL - LIBERTY MAZDA IN WAKEFIELD MA - JUST RECENTLY PURCHASED A MAZDA CX7 AND KNEW THERE WAS A RECALL. SCHEDULED SERVICE AND FOR THE RECALL AND TOOK CAR IN JULY 19TH - WHEN PICKED UP THEY SAID THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE PART (SCHEDULED 1 1/2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE) AND WE HAD TO WAIT FOR THE RECALL LETTER. CALLED MAZDA DIRECTLY WHO TOLD US THEY ONLY NEEDED THE VIN. MAZDA CONTACTED LIBERTY AND SPOKE TO ROB AND HAD THEM ORDER THE PART. SCHEDULED FOR AUG. 23RD. LIBERTY SAID THEY STILL DIDN'T HAVE THE PART AND THAT MAZDA (IN CA) ORDERED IT FROM THE WRONG WAREHOUSE (GA) SO IT MAY NOT BE IN UNTIL MAYBE SATURDAY. I CALLED MAZDA AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE DEALER WAS ORDERING THE PART. JUST CALLED LIBERTY MAZDA TODAY AND GOT THE SAME STORY THAT MAZDA (CA) WAS ORDERING THE PART AND THEY SAW AN INVOICE THERE BUT HAD NO IDEA WHEN IT WOULD BE IN. I FEEL THAT LIBERTY MAZDA IS GIVING US THE RUN AROUND. WE ALREADY BROUGHT THE CAR IN ONCE FOR THE RECALL AND NOTHING HAPPENED. NOW WE KEEP GETTING TOLD THAT A PART THAT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE ORDERED ON AUG. 17TH MAY NOT BE IN UNTIL AFTER THE 27TH? NOT SURE HOW PARTS ARE SHIPPED BUT I CALLED ANOTHER LOCAL DEALER YESTERDAY (AUG 23) WHO SAID IF HE ORDERED THE PART THAT DAY HE SHOULD HAVE IT BY SATURDAY. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE THAT WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET RESOLVED SINCE JULY 19TH!

Components: AIR BAGS

July 15, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11016215
Consumer Location: SOUTH AMBOY, NJ
VIN: JM3ER29L180****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MAZDA CX-7. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V356000 (AIR BAGS). THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE CONTACT SPOKE WITH OPEN ROAD MAZDA OF EAST BRUNSWICK (352 NJ-18, EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ 08816) WHO STATED ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS THAT THEY DID NOT HAVE THE REPAIR PART. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: STEERING UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 31, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11015696
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: JM3ER293280****

Summary of Complaint

RECALL 9716H (FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM) WAS SENT OUT IN OCTOBER 2016 AND 10 MONTHS LATER THERE IS NO SOLUTION OR ETA TO THE SOLUTION. IN THE INTERIM, WE ARE DRIVING A POTENTIALLY UNSAFE VEHICLE DURING DANGEROUS TIMES OF THE YEAR (WINTER). RECALL 1317F (AIR BAG INFLATOR) I WAS DENIED A SERVICE APPOINTMENT DUE TO A TECHNICIANS STRIKE AND OFFERED NO RECOURSE OR OPTIONS IN THE INTERIM. ANNOUNCED SAFETY ISSUES WHEN NO IMMEDIATE REPAIR IS AVAILABLE, SHOULD AT MINIMUM BE HAVE THE REQUIREMENT TO OFFER DRIVERS A SAFE AND COMPARABLE RENTAL VEHICLE WHILE A SOLUTION IS PUT INTO PLACE. WE ARE IN A SITUATION WHERE MAZDA HAS NOW ESSENTIALLY SAID "WE SOLD YOU AN UNSAFE CAR SO JUST KEEP DRIVING IT UNTIL WE FIXING IT FITS INTO OUR SCHEDULE".

Components: SUSPENSION

August 31, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11015308
Consumer Location: SODDY DAISY, TN
VIN: JM3ER293680****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MAZDA CX-7. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V593000 (SUSPENSION); HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO TIM SHORT MAZDA (6015 INTERNATIONAL DR, CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421), BUT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: SUSPENSION

August 14, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11015003
Consumer Location: VALPARAISO, IN
VIN: JM3ER293280****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MAZDA CX-7. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V593000 (SUSPENSION) HOWEVER, THE PART FOR THE RECALL REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE REPAIR. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED ANY FAILURE REGARDING THEIR SUSPENSION. THE CONTACT CONTACTED THE ART HILL FORD/LINCOLN/ MAZDA, LOCATED AT: 901 WEST LINCOLN HIGHWAY MERYIVILLE IN 46410, DEALER WHO INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE AND THEY WOULD BE CONTACTED ONCE PARTS WERE AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS REMEDY NOT YET AVAILABLE.

Components: AIR BAGS

August 14, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11015006
Consumer Location: VALPARAISO, IN
VIN: JM3ER293280****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MAZDA CX-7. THE CONTACT STATED THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT WOULD ILLUMINATE INTERMITTENTLY. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE ART HILL FORD/LINCOLN/ MAZDA, LOCATED AT: 901 WEST LINCOLN HIGHWAY MERYIVILLE IN 46410 DEALER WHERE IT WAS INFORMED THAT THE VIN WAS INCLUDED IN THE TAKATA RECALL. VIN TOOL SEARCH WAS UTILIZED HOWEVER THERE WAS NO AIR BAG RECALL ASSOCIATED WITH THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,000.

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