Anyone else get this letter in the mail yet?
I just got it yesterday saying they are extending the warranty coverage for the specific repair of the vvt noise/timing chain noise concern on vehicles (cx7, mazdaspeed3, and mazdaspeed6) warranty coverage for specific repair is extended to 7 years (84 months) or 70,000 miles. whichever comes first.
also, they are conducting a special service program for the heavy white smoke from the tail pipe.
i know on the forums people have talked about the bypass to fix, correct the smoking issue. hadnt seen too much on the vvt noise at startup other than people saying that this was normal/typical with the car.
granted i have both of these issues with mine (more so the vvt noise at cold startup, but sometimes the smoke at idle). i believe the original warranty was only to 60k miles, but the 70k extension isnt a huge extension to it for a known issue. granted, i purchased my car used/out of warranty so i had no expectations of getting this looked at/repaired under warranty, but it stinks getting this letter now as i am at 75k miles on the car. has anyone else gotten this letter and been able to get the car looked at/repaired even being slightly beyond their extended covered range.
or how serious of an issue is this to the vehicle/engine longevity. the car seems to be running fine and haven't really had any other issues with it