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2007 Mazda CX-7 Problems and Repair Histories

164 TrueDelta members own a 2007 Mazda CX-7. 66 of these members (40.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 164 repairs to 2007 Mazda CX-7s--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2007 Mazda CX-7 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2007 Mazda CX-7 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2007 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 2007 Mazda CX-7 repairs by problem area

48% of the 2007 Mazda CX-7 repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 2% to the brakes, 4% to the suspension, 18% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 10% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 164 repairs.

2007 Mazda CX-7 repair cost distribution

Of the 2007 Mazda CX-7 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 15% cost less than $100, 21% between $100 and $499, 29% between $500 and $999, 29% between $1000 and $2499, and 6% more than $2500.

Chart based on 34 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 Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 4000    
8000 0 Acceleration / throttle response not consistent Transmission programming allowed "surging" at highway speed Door seal design changed to prevent dust/dirt buildup on inside lower edge of door 
9000 0 Door seal parts arrived and installed successfully 
10000 0 Parts arrived to fix A/C issue; repaired successfully 
 
Mazda CX-7 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Cel for leaking gas cap, replace cap 
10300 0 2nd service, another CEL for loose cap, replace loose window trim 
15000 0 Check engine light, Repaired by recall of gas cap Poor engine performance from a rest, engine knock when using premimum gas Transmission shudders when on highway. Said they could not reproduce problem even though there is a TSB out on this issue, No repairs were made even though there is a new transmission flash out. 
16000 0 Engine ecu updated with new software per TSB Transmission TSB performed to smooth out shifting by reflashing transmission TCU. Sucessful 
16000 0 Poor designed door seals allowed dirt and mud to collect in door jam. Repaired with revised design door seals per TSB 
26000 0 Sometimes exhibits severe engine knock on reapplying throttle after slowing down. Mazda reflashed the ECU Car had severe engine knock on trip home from dealer. This time they replaced the fuel pump. seems to have repaired the problem. 
32000 0 Severe engine pinging upon light acceleration when using premimum fuel. 
33000 0 Engine knocking on premium fuel. Engine ECU updated with 2008 version and VVT actuator replaced. per TSB. 
 
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. 
 
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 
 

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2007 Mazda CX-7 4dr SUV

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

Mazda CX-7 in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2006 3000    
14000 0 Driver reported that on acceleration from a stop the throttle appeared to be stuck. Had to turn the car off to stop accelerating. 
14000 0 Rear window wiper came loose. 
 
Mazda CX-7 in Alaska, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 1000    
1000 0 AT & CEL illuminated. Vehicle stuck in 3rd. TCM replaced & TCU reprogrammed. 
1000 0 TCM failed and had to be replaced. CEL & AT lights came on. Dealer said could still drive until appt 2.5 wks away. Then got stuck in 3rd gear & had towed in. Also did related TCU reflash (I think) while there. 
3000 0 After pulling onto a busy three-lane roadway, I got about a tenth of a mile and then the car just went dead. I had no acceleration or response, the car wasn't in any gear, and the power steering was gone. After a few minutes, it did restart.  
 
Mazda CX-7 in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 0    
1000 0 TSB to flash the computer to address slow downs under 2500 RPM. 
3000 0 TSB to replace door seals. 
 

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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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