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CarComplaints.com 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.

1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,000 miles

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2010 Mazda CX-7 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2010 Mazda CX-7 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 282010

CX-7 4-cyl

  • 87,000 miles

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

Fluid has been leaking from the underside of the vehicle for approximately one year. After driving for even short distances the fluid seems to drop onto the exhaust pipe or some other hot metal and burns with an acrid smell and a minor amount of smoke. I have a concern that a fire may start from the burning fluid. Vehicle was brought into the dealer for a repair to the transfer case, which is leaking fluid, but it is past the warranty period and the cost will be over $1000. There is a tsb on this problem that is caused by a manufacturing defect of the transfer case seals.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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