2010 Mazda CX-7 engine problems: engine failure

Engine Failure

CarComplaints.com Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague

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.

10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$2,600
Average Mileage:
66,600 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace engine (1 reports)
2010 Mazda CX-7 engine problems

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2010 Mazda CX-7 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 272017

CX-7 LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,120 miles

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

In April, the Engine froze with multiple noises at 78.197 miles. Replaced with a 45.000 mile used engine. That replacement engine exploded literally after driving my first 15-20miles....as I accelerated to enter expressway hill....it blew holes in the engine, smoking inside cabin..I feared it would catch on fire, while trying to get out of traffic. Sandy's Auto, Dunn NC replaced the second used engine, which Devore Cook used parts (Fayetteville NC) without a fuss, paid for 2nd since my 1st was on warranty. I am still afraid to drive it. It is parked 3 wks now. I see other similar complaints on line. (CarComplaints.com)

- Lucille M., Fayetteville, US

problem #1

Feb 142017

CX-7 R2 2.2L

  • Manual transmission
  • 55,000 miles

I would be interested to hear from anyone else who has had a Mazda engine failure howard.pinkham@gmail.com

- Howard P., Chester, England

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