2010 Mazda CX-7 engine problems: turbo


2010 Mazda CX-7

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Mazda dealer.

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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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
58,400 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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

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2010 Mazda CX-7 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 202011

CX-7 Grand Touring 2.3L Turbo Awd

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


Driving on the highway I suddenly lost all power and vehicle began to emit a blinding amount of smoke. Made it to the side of the road after a near accident due to loss of power which significantly decreased speed along with a blinding amount of smoke. Car had to be towed. Car was purchased brand new and serviced appropriately.

- Danielle L., Castle Rock, WA, US

problem #2

Apr 122019

CX-7 Grand Touring 2.3L Turbo Awd

  • Automatic transmission
  • 167,000 miles

Car lost power on the highway and started smoking. Extremely dangerous as the power loss was sudden on a 70mph speed limit highway. Car behind almost smashed into me. This is the second time this has happened. The first time there was only a few thousand miles on the vehicle. Cost to replace turbo is about $5,000. This is one of many issues I have encountered, therefore I will never purchase a Mazda again. I bought this car brand new and always had it serviced top notch.

- Danielle L., Castle Rock, WA, US

problem #1

Oct 312010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,107 miles

This vehicle has depreciated 20k in 2.5 yrs, WTF!!!

- Rob T., Ailsa Craig, Ontario, Canada

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