really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
66,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace plugs and timing belt (2 reports)
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problem #2

May 022017

CX-7 2.3L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,947 miles

My CX-7 has less than 64000 miles and as I am planning to retire in December, I was not planning on getting a new car. The car just stopped running in the middle of traffic on a busy highway. I have had it repaired multiple times, brakes, 2 batteries, regular maintenance, oil changes, fuses for multiple headlight replacements, internal thermometer and multiple visits for the check engine light and noises from the engine. Before it died I was told I needed motor mounts and sway bar links replaced along with the battery and thermometer which would have cost $1100. Thank goodness I did not have all of those repairs done at once since it died a week later!

Since I had just had work done at the dealer when my car died I had it towed back to them, thinking it was something they missed. To my shock and dismay they informed me that the timing went and they recommend getting a new engine. They said 90% of the time when this happens and the owner chooses to get the timing repaired they end up still needing a new engine. I was quoted at least $9000 for a new engine. I cannot afford that so I had it towed to my home where it now sits.

I cannot believe a car with that low mileage needs a new engine! I have poured thousands of dollars into this vehicle and was hoping to have it for many more years into my retirement.

- Sheila Y., Lansdowne, PA, US

problem #1

Aug 012016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

my vehicle mazda cx 7 just completely shut down on the highway driving70 and almost had a wreck! it shut down completely! mazda delership told me i needed a brandnew engine for 10 grand, i cant pay that!!!they now have recalls on air bags to. my mazda is a piece of sh*t fir sure. not happy. who has to get a NEW MOTOR AT 68 THOUSANDS MILES? DUMB!!!! I WILL NEVER BUY A MAZDA AGAIN!!! EVER! THEIR SH*T

- Sherry P., bentonville, AR, US