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.


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2007 Mazda CX-7 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 092007

CX-7 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles


I bought a brand new Mazda Cx-7 in July 2007. I took it to the service department on August 9th because of a loud noise from the rear interior. The dealer service department informed me that the noise was from the rear mid seat belt that retracts into the roof. They informed me that the seat belt had not been fitted correctly at the assembly plant and that the seat belt was inoperative. They ordered a new seat belt and replaced the original belt. Before taking the vehicle back to the dealer I had been driving my young children in the rear seat on the assumption that the seat belt worked and my child was safe. I am concerned that if the assembly plant can fit a seat belt that is inoperative once and it passes all the plant quality checks, they can do it many more times. How many Mazda vehicles have been fitted with rear seat belts that are inoperative?

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

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