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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,364 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.

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2005 Mazda RX-8 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Mazda RX-8 Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 012016

RX-8

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Mazda Rx-8. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V354000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available so the contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The dealer indicated that the parts may become available the fourth quarter of 2017. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #10

Jul 012016

RX-8

  • miles
I've received several notices that my airbags need fixed, and most recently that I shouldn't have passengers in the front, but every notice states parts are not available at this time.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #9

Jun 242014

RX-8

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Mazda Rx-8. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V345000 and 15V382000 (air bags). The parts needed for the repair were not available. 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 tools confirms parts not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Battle Mountin, NV, USA

problem #8

Sep 152014

RX-8

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Mazda Rx-8. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V345000 (air bags) and 15V382000 (air bags). The contact called the dealer for several months and went to the dealer twice, but the parts were not available to receive the recall repair.the manufacturer was unable to provide a specific date that the parts would be supplied to the dealer. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Whitney, TX, USA

problem #7

Oct 072015

RX-8

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 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 made aware of the failure. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Clinton, TN, USA

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problem #6

Aug 102015

RX-8

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Mazda Rx-8. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V382000 (air bags) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle 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.

- Clarkesville, GA, USA

problem #5

Oct 012014

RX-8

  • 75,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Mazda Rx-8. the contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V773000 (air bags) had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated the parts were not available for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. In addition, the air bag warning light illuminated. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V344000 (air bags). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Brookyln , NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 152014

RX-8

  • miles
The contact owned a 2005 Mazda Rx-8. while driving approximately 35 mph, the contact veered to the left to avoid hitting a deer. As a result, the contact crashed into a tree. The air bags failed to deploy. The driver did not sustain any injuries. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Jay , FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 062014

RX-8

  • 53,000 miles
There is a material defect with the dash panel over the passenger air bag, now with the weather getting colder there are cracks in the dash panel and every morning the cracks get longer or new ones start. With the way it's cracking if the air bag deploys the panel will not just split open but may could up throwing chunks of plastic at the occupants. Contacted Mazda directly but since she didn't see any bulletins or recalls for this issue she pretty much didn't care. I wish more people would file complaints because I have seen this problem in almost all other RX8's I've been in.

- Austin, TN, USA

problem #2

Oct 222010

RX-8

  • 74,000 miles
Driver was backing out of a parking space when an extremely loud pop sounded resembling a backfire or the explosion of an aerosol can. After pulling back into the space, a further inspection of the noise revealed a malfunction with the rear passenger seat airbag. The door panel has been knocked askew resulting in a back door that will not open. The front seat passenger seat belt was jerked tight and remains completely locked up. Had a passenger been sitting in the front seat, the tightening of the belt upon the malfunction of the airbag would have resulted in injury. The other airbags are of great concern at this point because if there is another malfunction when the car is in motion on the road, serious injury would occur. The airbag indicator light continues to either blink or remain constantly lit. The problem has not yet been addressed with the dealer as I'm guessing it will be very costly to fix.

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 052008

RX-8

  • 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

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