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Mazda CX-7 Problems and Repair Histories

363 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Mazda CX-7. 135 of these members (37.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 320 repairs to Mazda CX-7s--an average of 0.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Mazda CX-7 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Mazda CX-7 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Mazda CX-7 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Mazda CX-7 repairs by problem area

48% of the Mazda CX-7 repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 3% to the brakes, 5% to the suspension, 21% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 10% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 320 repairs.

Mazda CX-7 repair cost distribution

Of the Mazda CX-7 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 12% cost less than $100, 32% between $100 and $499, 30% between $500 and $999, 20% between $1000 and $2499, and 7% more than $2500.

Chart based on 60 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Mazda CX-7 4dr SUV

turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda CX-7 in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 0    
0 gas cap does not fit properly to create a sufficient vacuum. Cap was repaired and new cap was ordered 
 
Mazda CX-7 in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2006 8000    
11000 0 passenger rear taillight cracked due to overtightening at the factory. 
13000 0 New tail light installed (email 050207) 
20000 0 Hesitation at lower RPM's. Transmission Control Module reflashed, drives like never before, simply amazing!  Door squeak on driver's door. Fixed per TSB (lube) Engine also got a reflash for the ECU. 
34000 0 Tailpipes were leaving soot on rear bumper. New tips installed, problem solved. 
46000 0 Turbo seals leaked oil on intake and exhaust sides. ruined 02 sensor. Smoke poured out of the exhaust after 20 minutes of idling. Replace turbo and 02 sensor, turbo glowed neon orange. Took to 2nd dealer. Area manager said ok per computer. Still smokes. 
76700 0 Passenger motor mount leaked fluid all over causing clicking sounds when turning and knocking over bumps. Replaced mount under extended warranty. 
84500 1200 VVT Actuator failed, and caused a rattle at startup. Reported under Extended warranty but said not a problem in 2010. Now it was bad enough another dealer, out of warranty said bad. $1200 for VVT, timing chain and more. Sucks. 
 
Mazda CX-7 in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2006 0    
6000 0 Car bucked during acceleration. Replaced O2 sensor Reflashed Power Control Module and Transmission Control Module 
 
Mazda CX-7 in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2006 9000    
11000 0 Bad gas cap. Replaced gas cap under warranty. Bad O2 sensor. When replacing dealer also damaged catalytic converter. 
12000 0 Check engine light. Dealer diagnosed a flutter control valve in the intake manifold. Stability control warning light comes on and stays on during start ups on cold (ie below approx 10deg F) days. Light stays lit for entire trip. Dealer reported many cars do that, but Mazda currently does not have a fix. 
12000 0 Shutter valve malfunction. Dealer stated parts were in, but they weren't. Dealer attempted to modify part per TSB, but fix didn't work. Part is still on order. Bad O2 sensor. Part took 14 days to arrive. Flutter valve replaced. Stability Control light stays lit after cold starts (single digit temps and below). On this visit, problem as attributed to flutter valve issue. Problem has reocurred in March, however. 
14000 0 Stability Control warning light comes on and stays on in extreme cold weather. 
 

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2007 Mazda CX-7 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mazda CX-7 in Oklahoma, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2006 9000    
10000 0 when driven in very cold conditions +7f the check engine light came on 
 

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