1st Generation (2007—2012) CX-7 Problems

CX-7 owners with a 2007—2012 model year have the most problems with the engine (60%), lights (8%), and the hvac (7%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Engine Timing Chain Stretched 19 complaints at an average of 76,881 miles in the 2007 Mazda CX-7.
  2. Turbo Went Out 10 complaints at an average of 85,767 miles in the 2007 Mazda CX-7.
  3. Turbocharger Failed 3 complaints at an average of 58,010 miles in the 2008 Mazda CX-7.

What CX-7 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Mazda model years.

Watch out for the 2007 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2012 3 3 121 1.46
2011 12 3 130 6.34
2010 12 4 137 8.73
2009 5 5 130 3.9
2008 29 4 134 17.42
2007 70 4 143 25.13

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