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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,188 miles

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2004 Mazda RX-8 seat belts / air bags problems

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2004 Mazda RX-8 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #35

Jun 062016

RX-8

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Rx-8. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V382000 (air bags) and 16V354000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not provided.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #34

Aug 062016

RX-8

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Rx-8. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V354000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Forest Hill, TX, USA

problem #33

Jun 192014

RX-8

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Rx-8. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V345000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #32

Jan 082016

RX-8

  • 56,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. Traffic came to a halt on the freeway. I stopped and was subsequently rear ended at high speed causing the driver side and passenger side air bags to deploy. Either the air bag itself or a projectile injured my eye. The skin on my eyelid was torn requiring 7 stitches. This was extremely traumatic and I wanted to be sure this incident was included in the investigation.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #31

May 012015

RX-8

  • miles
Cracks in the dash immediately above the passenger airbag which is currently a recall issue. It seems that a large number of RX8 experience cracking in the same spot on the dash, generally following an "H" shape. Reports are that the cracks follow the airbag module assembly underneath the dash, and the cracks follow the seam that would be created in an impact for the airbag to deploy. In my case it began with a 4" left to right crack. In 2015 a recall was performed involving a temporary airbag fix until a permanent fix could be designed. After this interim airbag recall was performed, the cracks intensified. Just received another recall notice that the "final" airbag fix is ready to be performed at the dealer which with all the removal and jostling of the dash to make the final airbag repair, will probably create more cracks. The recall was due to the possibility that airbag parts could become projectiles and cause injury. Would not a poorly designed dash simply break into pieces upon airbag deployment and become projectiles and injury? numerous RX8 owners are seeing nearly identical H shaped cracks.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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problem #30

Jul 222015

RX-8

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Rx-8. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V382000 (air bags) however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Port Orchard, WA, USA

problem #29

Dec 282015

RX-8

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Recall 15V382: Received letter from Mazda Dec 2015 instructing to make appointment with dealer to replace defective airbag. Contacted dealer 12-28-15, told that parts were not available and dealer did not know when they will be received. Followed up by calling Mazda customer service 800 number and was told that parts began being shipped to dealers since Nov 2015; however, not yet to Illinois region. I asked the representative if they knew of other dealerships in the area which had the part or an estimated date of when the part would be available. Mazda representative said that they would have to call back in mid Jan to follow up with an estimated date of part availability. So why was I contacted to make an appointment with my local dealer to have this life threatening defect corrected if the parts are not available"! furthermore how can the company, or its dealerships, not even have information to give an estimate for when the recall can be administered"

- Arlington Heights, Il, IL, USA

problem #28

Jul 152015

RX-8

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Rx-8. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V345000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Matteson, IL, USA

problem #27

Mar 012015

RX-8

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Rx-8. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V345000 (air bags) and 15V382000 (air bags), however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #26

Mar 312015

RX-8

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Rx-8. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V773000 (air bags); however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #25

Jul 162015

RX-8 4-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Rx-8. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V382000 (air bags); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 02/05/16

- Golfftown, NH, USA

problem #24

Dec 052015

RX-8

  • 65,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Rx-8. the contact stated that the front passenger side air bag area was deteriorating. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V345000 (air bags) and 15V382000 (air bags) however, the parts were not available for an extended period of time to receive the recall repairs. The manufacturer was contacted and was not able to supply a permanent remedy for the front passengers side air bag failure and they were unable to determine when the part might become available for the front drivers side. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #23

Jul 072015

RX-8

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Rx-8. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V345000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Camp Springs, MD, USA

problem #22

Jul 012015

RX-8

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Rx-8. the contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V345000 (air bags) and 15V382000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- West Bloomfield, MI, USA

problem #21

Oct 282015

RX-8

  • 89,400 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Rx-8. while driving 25 mph, the contact's vehicle was rear ended by another vehicle. As a result, the contact rear ended the preceding vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact received neck and back pain that required medical attention. The vehicle was not towed and was able to be driven after the crash. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V345000 (air bags) and 15V382000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 89,400.

- Georgetown, IN, USA

problem #20

Oct 012015

RX-8

  • 86,000 miles
I have received several notices from Mazda regarding repairs needed to air bags. I have called two dealerships. One wouldn't acknowledge the recall and the other would never call me back for an appointment. I called Mazda and they told me they would call me back within 2 business days, but they never called. There reference number is 1154493396

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #19

Jun 172015

RX-8

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Rx-8. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V382000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- New Kent, VA, USA

problem #18

Sep 092015

RX-8

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Rx-8. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V345000 (air bags) and 15V382000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #17

Aug 032015

RX-8 4-cyl

  • miles
2004 Mazda Rx-8. consumer writes in regards to parts not available to complete air bag inflator recall notice.

- Palo Alto, CA, USA

problem #16

Jun 022015

RX-8

  • 89,982 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Rx-8. the contact stated that while at a stop light, the front driver side air bags deployed with excessive force and ruptured. The conact sustained unknown injuries but medical attention was not required. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 89,982.

- New Holland , OH, USA

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