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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,978 miles

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2007 Mazda CX-7 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #40

Jun 132016

CX-7

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Mazda Cx-7. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V356000 (air bags) and 16V593000 (suspension). The part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #39

Jul 152016

CX-7

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Mazda Cx-7. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V356000 (air bags). The part to do the recall repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Alanson, MI, USA

problem #38

Jul 152016

CX-7

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Mazda Cx-7. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V356000 (air bags) and 16V593000 (suspension); however, the parts to do the recall repairs were not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #37

Oct 262016

CX-7

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Mazda Cx-7. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V356000 (air bags) and 16V593000 (suspension). The parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Rustburg, VA, USA

problem #36

Jun 032016

CX-7

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Mazda Cx-7. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V356000 (air bags); 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 manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Austin, TX, USA

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problem #35

Jul 142016

CX-7

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Mazda Cx-7. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V356000 (air bags) and 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 manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #34

Oct 242016

CX-7

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Mazda Cx-7. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V356000 (air bags). The part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Duenweg, MO, USA

problem #33

Oct 172016

CX-7

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Mazda Cx-7. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V356000 (air bags); 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 manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Hutchinson, KS, USA

problem #32

Oct 212016

CX-7

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 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 manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Orinda, CA, USA

problem #31

Oct 202016

CX-7

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Mazda Cx-7. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V593000 (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 manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Manchester, MO, USA

problem #30

Oct 182016

CX-7

  • 100,355 miles

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

My car has a safety recall for the front suspension control arm ball joint. And there are no parts yet available according to online Mazda. However my car will not pass safety inspection here until it is fixed. This I cannot register the vehicle and drive it legally in 2 months. Can you please advise what I can so?

- Saint Peters, MO, USA

problem #29

May 172016

CX-7

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Mazda Cx-7. the contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V356000 (air bags) was received in May. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Suitland, MD, USA

problem #28

May 252016

CX-7

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Mazda Cx-7. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V356000 (air bags) and 16V593000 (suspension). The part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Williams Port, PA, USA

problem #27

Jul 012016

CX-7

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Mazda Cx-7. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V356000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #26

Jul 012016

CX-7

  • 112,000 miles
"takata recall" the passenger air bag safety recall for this and other Mazda car models has gone on too long. After receiving notification in July of this year, I went online and discovered air bag complaints dating back to 2008!. the fact that Mazda ignored these complaints, waiting more than eight years to conduct a massive air bag recall is untenable. The anxiety produced by driving with front-seat passengers is a serious distraction for anyone who owns one of these vehicles; following the manufacturer's advice to disallow front seat passengers has become an inconvenience. For many drivers, loss of the front passenger seat is not an option ; this has gone on for too long without notice of resolution by Mazda. I am demanding that Mazda begin replacing passenger air bags immediately.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #25

Jul 152016

CX-7

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Mazda Cx-7. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V356000 (air bags); 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 manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #24

Jul 012016

CX-7

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Mazda Cx-7. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V356000 (air bags); 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 manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Diamond Bar, CA, USA

problem #23

Sep 142016

CX-7

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Mazda Cx-7. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V356000 (air bags); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #22

Jul 012016

CX-7

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Mazda Cx-7. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V356000 (air bags); 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 manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Reeds Spring, MO, USA

problem #21

Jul 012016

CX-7

  • miles
Airbag recall issued. Letter advised that vehicle owner should not to contact Mazda. Mazda would contact vehicle owner once parts were available. Work around outlined in the letter stated that no one should be allowed to ride in the front passenger seat. However, the letter explicitly states that death or injury could result for the driver or other vehicle occupants, not just front passenger. So, the workaround provided is unacceptable. The letter is dated two months ago. No additional information has been provided by Mazda. Repairs must be made immediately.

- East Orange, NJ, USA

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