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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,400 miles

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2004 Mazda RX-8 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Mazda RX-8 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012004

RX-8 0-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 8,400 miles


Driver's side sun visor cracked and separated from post. It was hanging and would not stay up, out of field of vision. The dealer removed the visor while waiting for the replacement part. After starting the car later the same day, the check engine light came on and the central display and door locks did not work. While dropping off passenger before returning to the dealer, passenger folded down passenger-side sun visor, which also cracked and separated from the post. Took car back to dealer, who is trying to say this is not under warranty, and has called Mazda rep to examine but is keeping my car. Several reports of this on edmunds and other auto consumer sites. I merely want visors replaced and electrical system fixed under warranty.

- Irvine, CA, USA

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