Mazda CX-7 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mazda CX-7

A lack of power may develop due to a failed turbocharger. Failed turbochargers will require replacement to restore engine power.

The engine may develop a ticking noise from the front of the engine due to a worn timing chain. Our technicians tell us that replacing the timing chain and related component will generally correct this issue.

The AC compressor may fail causing the AC system to blow warm air, smoke may also appear from the engine. A failed AC compressor will require replacement. Mazda has extended the warranty on these compressors to 5 year or 60K mikes. If these conditions are noted our technicians recommend to turn the AC system off and have it inspected as soon as possible.

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I have a turbo Cx7 81,000 miles. Two questions I have regarding some potential issues:
1.) I have a ticking noise when I press hard on the gas. It doesn't do it "sometimes" I press hard on the gas. It quickly clicks around 3 times (TICK, TICK, TICK) and then kick's in. Again...

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I am so tired of working two jobs for my CX7 repairs. Never again. Can't wait until it is paid off-

Fun to drive, super handing. Does require HIGH performance tires, which are expensive to purchase, typically do not come with a warrenty AND are not high mileage tires (built for handing). Each tire is over $200 to replace! The fuel system also requires (recommends) premium gas and I feel like I am constantly filling the tank, although I admit I have a lead foot! Aside from these minor negative...

This truck is bad on gas. It is known issue with this truck.

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