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2004 Mazda RX-8 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Mazda RX-8 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 282009


  • miles


2004 Mazda RX8 was repaired on 2/27/09 at hernando mistubishi the service department for gulfview motors, due to the fuel gauge reading incorrectly and the vehicle running out of gasoline on a reading of a 1/2 of tank. On 2/28/09, after vehicle was supposedly repaired, the 2004 Mazda broke down due to in accurate fuel reading, a day after the vehicle was serviced for this problem. The check engine light also came back on and has consistently stayed on. John morris and linda sanford were both aware that this was a major problem that clearly fails the required nys motor vehicle inspection. The vehicle needs to be repaired at Mazda and it is the responsibility of gulf view motors. I have driven to syracuse, N.Y. out of my way and paying for gasoline to speak with Mr. Paul corey, service manager for Mazda.

- Minetto, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 282004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased my automatic RX8 in late Jan. 2004. As I write this, I have averaged 14.3 mpg with mixed driving conditions (city and highway) during my first 3000 miles. My worst tankful was 12.3 mpg. Mazda North America refuses to address my issue, which is: My fuel economy is well below the estimated fuel economy on the sticker. Either there is something wrong with my RX8 or Mazda has intentionally misrepresented the fuel economy of the RX8.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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