Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
245,560 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Mazda RX-8 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2005 Mazda RX-8:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2005 Mazda RX-8 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 142009


  • 491,119 miles


Had an incident today where my Rx-8 had been T-boned at an intersection. My side curtain airbags did not deploy though. I hit my head against the interior doorwell and have a bit of whip-lash. They hit the side of the vehicle hard enough to make it so my door doesn't open any longer and in-fact it's pushed up a bit from where it is suppose to sit. The other vehicle was a 1996 Geo metro.

- Caldwell, ID, USA

problem #1

Oct 052008


  • miles
Airbags failed to deploy after front and side impact accident resulting in significant damage (vehicle might be totaled). Speed at impact was approximately 40 to 60 mpg resulting in injury to driver and passenger.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

Search for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?