hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,750 miles

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2004 Mazda RX-8 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Mazda RX-8 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 172011


  • 49,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Rx-8. the contact stated that the front drivers side tire was being replaced by an independent mechanic when the mechanic stated that the front drivers lower control arm was cracked. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer, where the dealer stated that the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 05V325000 (suspension: Front: Control arm: Lower ball joint) was closed and the repairs would be covered under a warranty price. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 49,000 and the current mileage was 50,000.

- Haslett , MI, USA

problem #1

May 172011


  • 78,500 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Rx-8. the contact stated that when having the vehicle serviced, a mechanic stated the lower front ball joint was cracked which could result in a crash. The vehicle had not been repaired. The contact called an authorized dealer and referenced recall 05V325000 (suspension:front:control arm:lower ball joint); he was informed that the vehicle was inspected according to the recall in 2010 and had passed inspection; therefore, no repairs would be performed. The manufacturer had not been notified of the failure. The current and failure mileages were approximately 78,500.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

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