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: So far Mazda seems to have fixed the serious engine & A/C defects that plagued the 2007-2010 CX-7s. We're giving it a tentative "Good" rating for now.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,600 miles

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2011 Mazda CX-7 accessories - exterior problems

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2011 Mazda CX-7 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012012


  • 15,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Mazda CX7. The contact stated that the doors automatic lock system failed and they do not lock automatically. The door can only be locked manually. The dealer reprogrammed the door lock system; however, the failure was not corrected. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 5,000 and the current mileage was 28,500.

- Lemont , IL, USA

problem #1

Oct 162011

CX-7 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,200 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Mazda Cx-7. the contact stated when he turned the vehicle on and shift into drive gear all five doors fail to lock unless he manually locked them. The failure was not diagnosed by a dealer or local mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 4,200. Updated 1/16/14 the consumer stated when the vehicle was in drive, the doors would not lock automatically.

- Rahway , NJ, USA

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