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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
110,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Mazda RX-8 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Mazda RX-8 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 092016


  • 120,000 miles


Takata recall after completing the "interim repair" the cars power steering will intermittently go out without warning, or pull to the right electronically and forcefully with no notice, this is a seriously dangerous problem as, in addition to the car pulling hard right without notice, sometimes while correcting for the pull the power steering comes on without notice forcing the steering correction to swerve left. Also the ABS and tcl lights turn on an off intermittently since the ┐interim repair┐. the power-steering will go in and out while stopped, in motion in either city or highway, and while going in a straight line or while turning. ┐ this is going to kill someone

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 312014


  • 100,000 miles
I typically drive my RX8 like it should, one day I come home park my car per usual. Next morning I go to turn on my car, the dsc light stayed on, thought nothing of it, then on my way to work, I was driving causally, then while in the middle of a turn, my steering became very heavy and almost impossible to turn, my power steering had went out. After dealing with about 2 full days at the dealership, spending thousands, still no power steering, and I'm not credited any portion of what I paid to get fixed and its still not fixed. This is a known issue and a recall must be done immediately before people seriously get injured, injure others, or even die. This is all possible, if I didn't have both hands on the wheel, an accident most definitely would have taken place.

- Attleboro, MA, USA

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