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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,000 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.

2008 Mazda RX-8 steering problems

steering problem

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2008 Mazda RX-8 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 042016


  • 98,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Mazda Rx-8. while driving 45 mph making a left or right turn, the steering wheel seized and became difficult to maneuver. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the vehicle was diagnosed, but not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #1

Jan 192013


  • 40,000 miles
I was driving home on the highway and the car started to intermittently pull slightly in one direction. After about 10 minutes of this, the power steering failure light came on and my power steering was gone as I was doing 65mph on the highway. As I continued to drive, the car would randomly start to pull to one direction. It was very scary and unsafe. I lowered my speed to the minimum of 55mph (in Indiana, the 45mph in Illinois) and still had the same issues for the rest of the drive. I did some research and this problem is fairly common in the Rx-8S. This is extremely unsafe and should be fixed by the manufacturer.

- Vernon Hills, IL, USA

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