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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2007 Mazda CX-7 has numerous reports filed with the NHTSA about engine & A/C problems.

Owners report problems with the 2007 CX-7's Variable Valve Timing (VVT) & timing chain failing, causing major damage to the engine — Mazda uses an interference design so typically the valves are bent & the entire engine needs to be replaced. Mazda dealers typically quote $9,000 for an engine replacement.

There is also a trend of the turbo failing at low mileage.

Finally for the 2007 CX-7 there is a clear pattern of A/C compressor failure at relatively low mileage. Owners report smoke & occasionally the serpentine belt catches fire when the A/C compressor clutch seizes while driving. Mazda extended the A/C warranty to 60,000 miles, however many owners report their A/C compressor failed very soon after the 60k mark.

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.

3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Mazda CX-7 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2007 Mazda CX-7 Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 032010

CX-7 4-cyl

  • 37,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My wife and I purchased a 2007 Mazda Cx-7 a few years ago, and over the last three months it has been in the shop with multiple problems. From an oil leak, to a bad compressor, then the timing chain gone bad and now another problem with the egr. The car has a little over 38K miles and to me it seems very odd for a car being this young in miles, to have major problems such as these. After going back and forth with the Mazda corporate office, they first agreed to pay for the parts for my latest problems since I'm now out of warranty. I was fine with that until I found out the labor was over $500 to fix this problem. When I call the corporate office to try to discuss splitting the labor costs, their supervisor contacted me back with an attitude like I did something wrong and decided they were now not going to help at all. That is just poor customer service behind a vehicle that was not ready to be put on our us roadways. In my opinion, this car should be recalled. After reviewing some of the forums, many others agree with my displeasure in the problems with the Mazda Cx-7--check this linktownhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.F0E5B59/110. thank you.

- Grand Bay, AL, USA

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