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#70 of 115 car won't start
Mar 31, 2011 (11:59 am)
i've got a mazda rx8 that won't start.
i moved the car into the garage...and then 30 mins later went to go start it up again and it wasn't starting. figured maybe it needed to be jumped, but that didn't work. we had a buddy of ours come over and check it out. found out the spark plug wasn't sparking. got that fixed up..and went to try and start it again, and it still wouldn't start. our buddy tried to figure out what was up for hours. we've never had any problem with our car until now, and have had it for a year now. kind of upsetting... =/
its been sitting for a while. and we got no clue what to do. we decided to look online for ppl who have had similar problems. anyone got a clue of what could be wrong....or give some advice of what to do? anything will be helpful
#72 of 115 Re: Mazda RX-8 engine problems [911teri]
Apr 25, 2011 (1:17 pm)
I'm an Rx8 owner,
I was just surfing through the Rx8 Engine failure problems forum. And I came across your post. I'm here by having alot of problems with my rx8. I want to get some info on the lemon law attorney you've had. I have a 2005 Mazda Rx8, as I'm writing this letter. My Rx8 is at the dealership getting its 2nd engine replaced. I have 93k miles on the body and have 24k miles on the 2nd engine when it went out. Please reply back to me as soon as you can with the attorney info. I'd greatly appreciate that. Thank you
#74 of 115 Re: Mazda RX-8 engine problems [ajrotarian]
Jul 01, 2011 (9:15 am)
We had the "cannot start the car because it was moved a small distance” problem with my 2004 Mazda RX8 and it was towed into the local Mazda Dealership. Then I started having the "car will not start" problem which lead to an engine replacement. Again, I am having the "car will not start" problem and it had to be towed into the same Mazda Dealership who says my car needs a 3rd engine. By the way Mazda will not cover it and the cost is 5k. Now, I have a car sitting in my drive way that will not run for which I make monthly car payments and am require to pay auto insurance on. Has anyone had success in getting Mazda to replace the engine? Did you have to sue?
#75 of 115 Mazda extended warranty on the 04'-08' RX-8 engines:
Jul 06, 2011 (2:09 pm)
Have you all seen this? Mazda extended warranty on the 04'-08' RX-8 engines:
#76 of 115 Re: Mazda extended warranty on the 04'-08' RX-8 engines: [joyk3]
Jul 06, 2011 (7:10 pm)
Can you send me a link about the extended warranty info? Thanks.
#78 of 115 Replacement engine
Jul 07, 2011 (3:23 am)
I'm a new rx-8 owner as of 4 months ago. Bought a 2004 for my son for his first car. Wish I hadn't done that. He went to start it last week and no spark. $750 later at the dealership and the spark was back but they say the engine was blown. I've read a lot online since then regarding these engines and see they are lemons. The Mazda dealer says they'll replace the engine if I can show history of maintenance records. When I tried to contact the previous 2 owners the dealerships won't give me their names, so I have no way to do that.
I've got a claim in with Mazda customer service and waiting to hear back. Anyone have any other advise as to other course of actions?
#79 of 115 Re: Replacement engine [strongtree]
Jul 07, 2011 (8:48 am)
That sounds so familiar, I had bought a 2005 for my son and made the mistake of doing the research after the fact on the rotary engine and realized a little too late that they are junk. Keep hearing that you have to run them hard but give me a break, you should be able to start a car , move it (no matter how far or long) and still be able to start the damn car again. Its a joke, I feel that Mazda should purchase every one of these lemons back and scrap'em. I have mastered the art of starting mine after you flood the engine , If it doesnt start you have to constantly work at turning the key and try cranking without thge gas pedal for about 8 sec. and then turn off press the gas pedal down and let go then try starting again for 8 sec. Keep doing this for about 15 to 30 min and finally you will create enough build-up of fuel to startup. Just make sure to hook up some cables to another battery so you dont kill yours trying.