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2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (18%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 40 repairs.
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2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (35%)

< $100 (35%)

Chart based on 37 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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2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible

166-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual RWD

Mazda MX-5 Miata in Kansas, United States
Mar 2010 - Mar 2016
May 2012

26000 mi

US $1640
The vinyl top cracked and tore as seen here: http://bit.ly/MDLdEW. It did not yet leak when replaced. The replacement was a canvas top that cost $200 more than a like-for-like vinyl replacement. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Texas, United States
- Oct 2007
Oct 2007

2918 mi
Replace Right-Hand Window Motor and Window Regulator under Warranty 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in California, United States
Jul 2007 - Jul 2008
Sep 2007

900 mi
Malfunction Indicator Light. Evap system. Fuel cap replaced under Technical Service Bulletin. Should have been done while in dealer inventory based on details in the TSB. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2016
Jul 2016

28000 mi
Replace Fuel Filler Cap due to leak in evap system. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2014 - Oct 2017
Aug 2015

39980 mi
Check engine light on. intermittent misfire. plugs replaced and efi cleaned. May need EGR valve serviced.  Okay 2 weeks then CEL recurred. Now a vacuum leak, orig prob okay, may just be gas cap, new one ordered. 
Sep 2015

41540 mi

C $250
Needed new gas cap. replaced. problem has not recurred. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in New Mexico, United States
Jan 2007 - Sep 2012
Nov 2007

3600 mi
PRHT w/out service bulletin performed. Put a light coat of white lithium grease on the center post and haven't had it stick since. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Missouri, United States
Jan 2014 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

109000 mi

US $300
Replace electric cooling fan motor 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2013
Feb 2011

55000 mi

US $600
Started experiencing a "whine" - from what is guessed to be rear of vehicle - that is noticeable when the car is moving 40 mph or more. Dealer attributed it to need for alignment. "Whine" persists post alignment:( 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Minnesota, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

99000 mi

US $3500
Spun crank bearing in cylinder no 1, caused connecting rod to break. Car required new engine. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Florida, United States
Sep 2010 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

39000 mi

US $900
Had to replace the top. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in California, United States
Mar 2010 - May 2017
Apr 2012

56000 mi
The power retractible hard top started making a loud squeak. A few drops of lube to the hinges fixed the problem. 
Apr 2013

62300 mi

US $30
The steering rack started making a groaning noise as the wheel was turn from lock to lock. Thermostat malfunction. Check engine light on. 
Oct 2016

103000 mi
HVAC blower motor was buzzing and vibrating. Opened housing to clear out insulation fibers and leaves that filled the blower. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2010 - Aug 2016
Dec 2010

50000 mi

US $10
copper battery cable corroded. needed a jumper start. removed damaged terminal. replaced with a new heavy duty leaded steel terminal. 
Jul 2011

65000 mi

US $378
water entered cabin and trunk after rain. replaced water drain system.also had car 66 point check. 
Feb 2012

72400 mi

US $90
exhaust system heat shield needed to be welded in place. the shield was about to fall off the catalytic converter. 
Sep 2012

78000 mi

US $375
replaced seat belts 
Aug 2015

96100 mi

US $325
clutch engaging to soon 
Mar 2016

99000 mi

US $124
replaced all lights in front end of car 

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2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible

166-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual RWD

Mazda MX-5 Miata in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2016
Apr 2015

38000 mi

US $598
Left rear strut leaking, left and rear struts were replaced. Interior rear view mirror silver was failing, interior rear view mirror replaced Battery cover broken, cover replaced 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in New York, United States
Jan 2010 - Jul 2017
Jun 2013

10000 mi

US $143
Driver's-side window was non-responsive and driver's door lock was randomly self-locking. Wiring was abraded and shorting-out. Cause was guessed to be related to removal and re-hanging of the door in connection with collision repair. 
May 2014

11000 mi

US $760
Thumping sound from rear when turning and/or going through potholes. Driver's-side rear strut bent in rear-wheel side-impact collision of August 2011 not replaced properly. Replaced both struts. My ins company reimbursed me half the cost. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Virginia, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2016
May 2016

115900 mi

US $1200
Had to have the rear wheel bearings replaced. As well as have the rear shocks replaced 60,000 from the last time I had them replaced.. I still consider it regular wear and tear 

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2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible

163-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mazda MX-5 Miata in Arkansas, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2017
Jun 2017

81000 mi

US $122
Replaced the Thermostat. Part was $30 and i probably could have replaced it myself with the proper tools. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Texas, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2016
May 2013

42500 mi

US $350
Switch for temp sensor was broken. Had to replace. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Alabama, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2014
Feb 2014

48600 mi

US $279
Check engine light came on. When checked code for thermostat in cooling system was malfunctioning. Two other Mazda's (2006)Mazda3 and (2007)Mazda3 were in same shop with same problem at approx. same mileage. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Florida, United States
Jun 2012 - Dec 2012
Oct 2012

60300 mi

US $500
Required a few jump starts. Test showed bad alt and battery. When i took battery to mazda for warranty replacement it didnt test in their failure mode but on same machine at repair shop it failed. 2 mo later battery did fail 
Dec 2012

62000 mi
Warranty battery just less than 2 yrs old. WORST BATTERIES EVER 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2012
Aug 2012

51500 mi

US $100
check engine light diagnosed as thermostat, replaced. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Virginia, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2016
Nov 2016

109900 mi

US $400
Replaced O2 sensor 
Dec 2016

112000 mi

US $800
Had to replace the whole drivers side outside door handle and all related parts because he handle broke off. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Texas, United States
May 2013 - Oct 2017
Jul 2014

79300 mi

US $120
not cooling. no leak found. dye and freon added. 
Jul 2015

91300 mi
Not cooling well. Low on freon. 
Jul 2016

101300 mi

US $800
Rear strut leaking and loud. Replaced both. 

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2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Mazda MX-5 Miata in Great Britain
Mar 2011 - Jan 2014
Jun 2011

38000 mi
Squeak from front end. Dealer diagnosed as suspension drop links, replaced under warranty. Squeak remained but owner discovered it came from bonnet (hood) catch! Lubed well and no squeak. 

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