The failure and current mileage was 69,000. Was this any indication of your parts going bad? Still, I would try and persuade them to help you out. I have yet to find a shop manual for our cars. Had this been explained to me, I never would have kept this car. The lawsuit says that the company determined that the variable valve timing assembly problems were caused by inadequate or improper hardening of the components when they were first manufactured and attempted several times to fix the problem.
People will sell them and they wont have to fix the issue. Chain was noticeably loose when I popped the oil filler and reached in a finger. They told me everything was fine they looked at engine hooked up to machine it was fine. Enough ranting Mazda just needs to do the right thing and fix the problem or compensate owners. When the car slowed down you could hear this slapping noise under the hood, s belt is smoking. After six months, we began to have mechanical issues with the vehicle.
Mazda Corporate has been overwhelming uncooperative with patrons regarding this matter and has repeatedly declined to take ownership of their poor engineering of this particular model and instead continuously places the blame on the purchasers of their vehicles, claiming poor maintenance has resulted in the failure of its parts. The timing chain cover is aluminum, and the chain is high grade steel. We drove off the lot and hoped that the problems had been solved. So they told me that they sent the recall letter about the vvt to the owner before me and they are sorry. For vehicles purchased from dealers after 1 January 2011, please see our. They take no responsibility for ripping hard working people off. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer.
Instead, all repairs and replacements would come from our own pockets. The valve noise can be heard under the hood or with stethoscope. Others require a gear puller and getting one in there can be a bitch. Obviously I expect nada from them. Well, I went for an oil change and found out a timing chain that needs to be replaced and I have an oil leak.
I will never buy another Mazda. Last week I went out to start it and after it turned over for a second it went right into sounding like a broken timing chain. The last mechanic also replaced the brackets that was supposed to help, this model has a serious issue. They need to man up and fix their problems they created. The design of the timing chain was subsequently changed to overcome the problem. Chains don't stretch, they simply wear out at the link pins.
Took it back warrenty was up they told me it was nothing. A month or so after we received the notice, the vehicle began leaking oil. There are no keys, and no marks. The oil control valve is sticking up on the top of the engine. So I called the manufactor. The oil was checked and was at a normal level though the dipstick itself was almost too hot to touch. Pretty easy for them to do it.
I had thought the chain was loose a few months ago. Could be time for a new timing set. So I got it from a used dealership. The result ended up being a need to replace the vvt actuator, the timing chain, the oil cooler, and replacing all of the gaskets. Happy this forum has enough threads to inform me of the issue and troubleshooting. Thats what Ive been hearing.
I was googling the price of a replacement engine and this site came up. My car is still there; I can't get the car out because I have to make car payments and rent cars to get back and forth to work. Markw1952 answered 2 years ago Depending on how many miles and other wear and tear on your 2008, it might be time to just replace the car. I got back in a few hours later and was doing some highway driving. Changing or replacing that chain is a whole lot more involved, correct? Major class action law firms use this data when researching cases. How long did yours make the noise before you had it replaced? Does it rattle on cold start up. Either way, I am out alot of money up front; thank goodness there are still good independant mechanics out there.
Instead, all repairs and replacements would come from our own pockets. I had both repairs done at the same time as timing chain requires removing valve cover thus giving access to cams. We are heading back from New Orleans when the air goes out, for some reason it was cooler outside than inside. Called mazda and asked about thos lawsuit and the woman didnt know her head from her butt on what to say about it so she said that she cant find an answer for me. It is their engineering and parts error. Given the age of the car I would recommend only changing the timing chain, valve gasket and front seal. He did more research and discovered that the vvt was bad as well.
I've heard several low and high mileage 2. Jump it with a 12 volt source. I had that car for almost 8 years the majority of the years it ran like shit, Mazda new but did nothing to fix it and engine failure finally put my poor baby to sleep with less than 86,000 miles on it. Furthermore, the number of items identified below should not be taken as an indicator of a model's reliability or the frequency with which they may occur. Timing chains are no big deal to replace. I noticed a strange smell coming from the car followed by smoke coming from the engine compartment. I just don't trust Mazda or it's mechanics and.