Notes: The 2009 Mazda CX-7 appears to share the same engine & A/C defects as the two previous model years: VVT/timing chain failure, turbo failure, & the A/C compressor clutch seizing. 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 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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2009 Mazda CX-7 suspension problems

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2009 Mazda CX-7 Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 302016


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We were notified on the lower control arm recall in September. It's ridiculous that the replacement parts have not been made available. Why is Mazda dragging their feet on a safety issue like this

- Lexington, IL, USA

problem #3

Jul 012016


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Takata recall received airbag recall in July, warning me not to use the passenger seat, as of December 13, 2016 my vehicle has not been repaired. In October, I received a second safety recall for a potentially dangerous front suspension defect, again, no parts available to repair my car. I feel that my vehicle should be made safe now or I should be given alternate transportation until it is.

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #2

May 252016


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Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Mazda Cx-7. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V356000 (air bags) and 16V593000 (suspension); however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Pemdleton, IN, USA

problem #1

May 062016


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Mazda recall #: 9516E / NHTSA recall #: 16V-356 May 25, 2016 safety risk: An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants, resulting in serious injury or death. Mazda recall #: 9716H Aug 10, 2016 safety risk: The vehicle may experience significant loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash. Both are recalls that state they may result in causing the vehicle to crash or cause serious harm to the occupants in the event of a crash. Both are listed as incomplete; remedy not yet available. The manufacture should have to correct these issues asap. The second states on the form mailed to our home "until this repair is performed, do not allow passengers to ride in the front passenger seat." How is that acceptable when they are aware of the issue? thanks in advance for looking into these issues. My desired resolution is to take the vehicle asap to get them corrected.

- South Hadley, MA, USA

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