What's Wrong with the CX-7?

There are 110 complaints over 6 CX-7 model years. These can be broken down into 1 generations.

Generation Breakdown

Compare NHTSA
Gen Score Problems Recalls Inv. TSBs
Gen 1 (2007—2012) 10.25 110 16 0 305

Recent CX-7 News

More Takata Recalls for Mazda

Takata. Recall.

Two words that I’m tired of typing and you’re sick of hearing about. Yet here we are with another recall of 94,000 Mazda vehicles that have ticking time-bombs for airbags. Some vehicles are being recalled for the second time.

By now I’m guessing you’ve heard about the dangers of Takata airbags, but here’s a quick recap:

  1. Over time Takata airbag inflators are susceptible to moisture.
  2. When that moisture mixes with the airbag’s propellant, the inflators become unstable and can explode sending shrapnel throughout the cabin.
  3. The problem is responsible for 11 deaths in the USA alone.

Mazda has now recalled more than 733,000 vehicles for this problem. Find out if yours is on the most recent list and make sure to scroll through all the different recall “zones.”

Ball Joints and Road Salt: A CX-7 Nightmare

Road salt. It’s great at melting ice and corroding the stability right out of your ball joints.

Mazda says salted roads during the winter can can cause saltwater to enter the ball joint and corrode the parts. The corrosion can cause the ball joint in the fitting to loosen and result in a rattle from the area of the ball joint and lower control arm. Enough corrosion and the ball joint can separate from the lower control arm.

The problem is affecting a ton of CX-7s and roughly 190,000 need to be recalled. Mazda says priority repairs will be made in the following “salt belt” states:

Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.