really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,000 miles

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2004 Mazda RX-8 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Mazda RX-8 Owner Comments

problem #4

May 012015


  • 95,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Rx-8. while driving at 70 mph, the steering wheel independently turned in both directions. As a result, the contact crashed into a curb and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact did not sustain any injuries. A police report was not filed. In addition, the contact noticed that the rear passenger wheel well was curved and fractured. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 012013


  • 87,000 miles
The passenger side dash panel that is above the air bag cracks; which can be a safety hazard with the deployment of the air bag and cause injury to individual (possibly prevent deployment or create dash pieces that could cause serious injury). This is happening to multiple Rx-8's (go to Rx-8 club)! since this is a recurring issue with most if not all RX8's it should be recalled and fixed by Mazda.

- Panama City Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 262011


  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Rx-8. the contact stated that both doors on the drivers side would not open from the interior or exterior. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, but they were unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. The failure and current mileages were approximately 82,000.

- Carl Junction, MO, USA

problem #1

Nov 172005


  • miles
Perforation - 2004 Rx-8. the car is showing bubbling rust underneath paint, above passenger door. The dealer says they will not fix it until rust goes through the paint to the outside. Great policy for almost new car!

- Mississauga, 00, USA

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