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Mazda CX-7 Smoke
The most frustrating thing about this car besides the turbo and the ridiculous 14 mpg is:
When driving and giving a bit more acceleration, the car sometimes makes metal clanging noises along with blowing black smoke out the exhaust (the car sometimes has a flat spot feel to it at the time). I was told it was gas ping when I knew it wasn't and to make sure I buy the most expensive premium gas and at the same gas station which is bologne.
Of course, the service dept could never duplicate the problem. It would happen when I least expected it to and not if I tried to make it do it. I've taken it back over and over and one fine day it did it again and I quickly went to service mad as heck. Finally, as I was driving at about 45 and added a bit more gas the car clanged and the black smoke appeared. The serviceman witnessed it all and said it was definitely not gas ping.
Well, I am apparently "red lined" in the repair system and the Mazda engineers are diligently working on this problem but this has gone on for months and months now with no fix for the problem. (Oh and this definitely had nothing to do with the recall)
Right now the only positive thing I have to say about my CX7 is that it is the hottest looking little SUV out there.
I've been more than patient but haven't heard a word from Mazda on a fix and every time it does it I am very disappointed in my choice to purchase a CX-7.
Is this a lemon law issue or have any of you had the problem and it has been resolved? :lemon:
Appreciate any input!!!!!