Last post on Oct 18, 2006 at 9:17 AM
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Mazda RX-8, Coupe
#1385 of 1414 Re: Its a shame this car has so many problems. [pathstar1]
Sep 20, 2006 (5:00 pm)
My '04 has been riddled with problems. Some problems keep recurring. I guess it's possible I just got a bad egg, but I suspect the problems are not as isolated as you might think. I just got a letter in the mail last week from Mazda extending my powertrain warranty to 5 year/60,000 miles. Has anybody else gotten this letter??
#1386 of 1414 Re: Its a shame this car has so many problems. [mdrinkh2o]
Sep 20, 2006 (5:17 pm)
Yep, we've all gotten them. No recall letters yet.
#1387 of 1414 Re: Its a shame this car has so many problems. [trispec]
Sep 20, 2006 (7:12 pm)
HI all, I have gotten the recall letter and the warranty extension letters. Took mine in last week for the recall. They told us everything had checked out good and nothing was replaced. I have been told that roughly 1-3 engines out of 30+ are being replaced. My tech even said they had one in that ran really bad, and it passed the recall. I personaly think Mazda has set the specs so high for a fail, that the majority wont fail. We shall see what happens now.
#1388 of 1414 Re: Its a shame this car has so many problems. [fishnhard]
Sep 21, 2006 (2:15 am)
Is there a description of what dealers are doing? Do you get some documents with specs? Is re-test covered?
#1389 of 1414 Re: Anybody here had their recall done? [trispec]
Sep 21, 2006 (12:43 pm)
I had my recall done two weeks ago. I drive an '06 6MT (Feb. build). My car had the two leading plugs replaced and the PCM re-calibrated. The car had no problems prior to the recall but I have noticed some differences in performance.
The car seems to rev a lot smoother between 7k-redline and the stock exhaust note seems to be a litle higher in pitch.
This is my first rotary powered car and I have enjoyed every minute behind the wheel. My car qualified for the extended power train warranity so I feel confident about Mazda is backing their product.
#1390 of 1414 Re: Anybody here had their recall done? [late8]
Sep 21, 2006 (2:59 pm)
Do you mind my asking where in the country? Did the dealer give any hints about the recall time tables or models configs?
My year old 2005 RX-8 AT has been running great since day one. I call her my therapy car.
#1391 of 1414 Re: Anybody here had their recall done? [trispec]
Sep 22, 2006 (9:53 am)
I'm in Sacramento. I called before my official letter arrived and the dealer had no issues accepting my car. The VIN was entered into their computer via Mazda's database and the service advisor had the necessary information needed for what recall campaign my car qualified for.
#1392 of 1414 I'll see next week
Sep 22, 2006 (10:55 am)
My car hasjust hit 69,000 miles, so the extended warranty does nothing for me. My recall appt. is this Wednesday, so we'll see how it goes. I love this car...with my problems and all. I commute a lengthy amount of time (2004 manual RX-8...as you can tell with all of the milage). I'll let you know what they say.
Sep 25, 2006 (9:22 am)
My 2005 RX-8 AT Group 2 build, just got recalled. The dealer was nice enough to give me a call though. The person on the phone was reading from of script. She said, the recall was needed to test the car for a "lose of power" problem.
He's what I'm going to formally ask my dealer in a letter.
1) Can I continue receiving tests for the remainder of my extended warranty period? Within reason, say once a year.
2) Can I receive a reasonable discount on a brand new RX-8 AT six speed, same config as my current model if a problem develops, rather than getting a new engine? Reasonable price is true invoice price I think.
3) What are the symptoms of the official "Lose of power" at issue? Slight or stunning significant lose of power?
4) Where are most of the car show signs of the problem located. Everywhere or just hot regions.
5) What other questions should I ask. I love the car. But I'm not wealthy enough to be foolish about this.