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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,080 miles

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2010 Mazda CX-7 lights problems

lights problem

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2010 Mazda CX-7 Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 122011

CX-7 4-cyl

  • 20,080 miles


2010 Mazda CX7. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle headlights problem. The consumer stated ever since the vehicle was purchased, he and his wife have replaced the headlights eight times. On December 12, 2011 the driver side head light went out. Then on March 8, 2012 the passenger side headlight went out. The dealer informed the consumer it was very common and headlights could go out at any time. Another headlight went out again on October 30, 2012. The same bulb went out on November 10, 2012. The consumer went back to the dealer, where it was discovered the bulb was installed incorrectly. On January 7, 2013 the opposite headlight went out. On June 10, 2013, the headlight went out again. On October 1, 2013 the same thing happened. On June 12, 214, the headlight went out again. The dealer continued to say, there was no defect.

- Louisville, KY, USA

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