Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2010 Mazda CX-7 appears to share the same engine defects as the three previous model years: VVT/timing chain failure & turbo failure. The timing chain failure is especially bad with many cars requiring an engine replacement ($9,000+).

In 2011, Mazda began a "Special Service Program" that extended the warranty to 7 years/70,000 miles covering 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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
207 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.

2010 Mazda CX-7 accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2010 Mazda CX-7 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 022010


  • miles


2010 Mazda CX7. Consumer states that the design of the instrument cluster and indicators, in black and white is very poorly designed the consumer stated in bright day light, with brightness control at its top setting, it was still completely dark and it was like looking into a black hole.

- Kirtland, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 292009


  • 414 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Mazda Cx-7. while driving at 30 mph, the contact experienced difficulty reading the gauges on the instrument panel in the bright sunlight. The contact also stated that the gauges were difficult to see at night because they were illuminated with a white lighting. Furthermore, the contact stated that the space between the brake pedal and accelerator pedal were too close making it hard to depress the correct pedal while driving. The current mileage was approximately 700. The failure mileage was 414.

- Garden City, NY, USA

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