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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Mazda CX-7 seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Mazda CX-7 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 132008


  • miles


First the air con compressor went out, now the air bags lights stays on.the engine light is also on.Mazda needs to recall these vehicles.there has been problems with this vehicle from the beginning.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #1

Jun 162011

CX-7 4-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
Was rear-ended at a fast speed by an 18 tractor trailer. No air bags deployed. I was slung with such force again the steering wheel that the back of my seat fell backwards. My sons seatbelt came loose and by the grace of god I had enough strengths to grab him and pull him back to keep from going through the windshield. I have the most damage because I had to get loose from my seat belt. Neither airbags deployed which in the kind force we were hit with and on top of that the seat belt coming out. I am still having nightmare were I have slept walked out side and actually started to pick up sticks as if I were pick up my sons body.

- Fort Smith , AR, USA

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