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Mazda RX-8, Auto Repair, Engine, Oil, Car Warranties
#57 of 115 Re: Mazda RX-8 engine problems [ssuchdolski]
Oct 07, 2010 (2:40 pm)
We bought our son an rx-8 and didn't know about all the problems. He had it for about a year, then the engine wouldn't start. We took it to the dealer. By now, Mazda had extended the warranties on the engine and they put in a new one free of charge. This was in April, 2010. Yesterday, the car made horrible sounds and lost power. We had it towed into the dealer. Guess what. We're getting yet another new engine. This will be the 3rd engine on this car. Maybe this one is the charm, or better yet, maybe we need to trade it on one something more reliable! I'm thinking the latter.
#58 of 115 Re: having some issuses [sklukas]
Oct 13, 2010 (4:47 am)
afta replacing the ignition coils was the car fine after n did the odor go away,..is this why the engine light is on???
#59 of 115 Re: Mazda RX 8's Engine Failure Problem [oldtimer2]
Dec 07, 2010 (5:25 pm)
Aww man... damn I need to get my first car and I've been looking for a good car that will take me to school and work, and I fell in love with the Rx-8, but from what I see, its not a very good car at all....
can you tell me what exactly the problem is with the Rx-8 according to what you know please?
can you also tell me how long and how much you know about the Rx-8 rotary engines please
#60 of 115 Re: Mazda RX-8 engine problems [ssuchdolski]
Dec 17, 2010 (5:12 pm)
i am having the same exact problem with my son RX-8 and the dealer is now getting a new engine for my sons car and i totally agreed with you. MAZDA is selling a lemon car.
#63 of 115 Re: having some issuses [phami]
Jan 22, 2011 (6:13 am)
I just bought my son an 08 RX8, are these problems occuring on this model also?
#64 of 115 Re: having some issuses [nandark]
Jan 22, 2011 (11:51 am)
Not sure, I would check online to see but I think that all the RX8 have the same issues.
#65 of 115 Re: having some issuses [cashboyz]
Jan 22, 2011 (2:43 pm)
Wow!! I guess I should have done more research before buying. You would think it would be fixed by now....
#66 of 115 Re: RX8 Purchase [buria]
Mar 04, 2011 (9:54 am)
Nope, no agenda. I've only known personally one RX-8 owner. She works in my office. They moved the car from one end of the drive to the other. Came back out later, the car wouldn't crank. Called the dealer, they said, " bring it in, after you flooded it out we have to change the plugs." She was charged $ 600.00 . Later they discover...........after reading these posts......that there is a segment in the owners manual about the special restarting technique of a Wankel engine after it has flooded out.
So, yes, they are weird. She bought the car from a used dealer, so it's a given that they had no way of knowing about the flood/restart procedure.