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2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata repairs by problem area

Engine (14%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (21%)

Other (17%)

Chart based on 42 repairs.
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2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (27%)

$500 - $999 (33%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (7%)

Chart based on 15 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible

166-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual RWD

Mazda MX-5 Miata in Maine, United States
Aug 2009 - Dec 2016
Sep 2009

12000 mi
Unable to open trunk lid. Problem was due to a faulty latch. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Dec 2012
Oct 2011

26040 mi
needed rear rotors and pads, did it myself. water leaks, floors and carpet wet, due to blocked water ducts (leaves, maple tree seeds). 
Jan 2012

27480 mi

C $100
replaced front rotors and pads.myself 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
Apr 2014

55700 mi

US $900
Ac condenser needed replacement. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Virginia, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2016
Sep 2014

33000 mi

US $740
REPLACED LEAKING CONDENSER COIL 
Dec 2015

39000 mi

US $348
replaced front pads and flushed system. replaced fraying serpentine belt 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2010 - May 2016
Aug 2014

34000 mi

US $1200
Front and rear pads replace, rotor resurfaced 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2011 - Feb 2014
Aug 2013

72300 mi

US $1400
Gear on the PRHT, part was 12,000 labor 200 
Sep 2013

73000 mi

US $400
Thermostat 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Texas, United States
Aug 2009 - Jan 2016
Apr 2013

103700 mi

US $400
Heater fan motor stopped working and was replaced. 
Feb 2014

133000 mi

US $1000
Transmission was leaking oil and had to have seals replaced. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2016
Feb 2011

13000 mi
Windshield stress crack. Dealer replaced Same. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2013
Jun 2011

20000 mi
Faulty belt tensioner. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2016
May 2015

20000 mi

US $60
Both key remotes failed to open or lock doors or the trunk. New batteries made no difference. Needed reprogramming. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Kuwait
Dec 2009 - Mar 2013
May 2010

15780 mi
Coolant temperature gauge went up to 3/4ths mark when idling (117-118c), regardless of ambient air temperature, but did not overheat. Thermostat repaired under warranty. 
Mar 2011

27900 mi
Car would not start due to faulty relay in fuse box. Second time this has happened. Last time was about two years ago. Relay replaced, but dealer took a week to figure out the problem. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Maryland, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2016
Nov 2015

78000 mi

US $20
Map light switch failed. Map light assembly replaced. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Virginia, United States
Aug 2009 - Dec 2016
Sep 2015

71000 mi

US $150
Radio controls stopped working. Replaced with a working used radio. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Jan 2010
Sep 2009

19000 mi

US $50
Radio Faceplate Replaced 

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2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible

166-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual RWD

Mazda MX-5 Miata in Iowa, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2013
Nov 2009

12000 mi
Clutch pedal adjustment; clutch would not release. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in New Mexico, United States
Jul 2016 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

72000 mi

US $900
Dealer cleared plugged top well drain (left rear) and re-fitted convertible top. Replace rear coil springs due to very slight sagging at LR. 
Dec 2016

73000 mi

US $900
Replaced front struts and springs and LR coil spring to correct aforementioned "lean." 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2014
May 2012

48700 mi

US $1250
Factory top began to crack, had to replace. Replaced with Canvas aftermarket to with 7 year warranty. 
Aug 2012

54000 mi
Seat blew out, replaced with new leather. Driver side rub where you get in. Cost Approx $500.00 
Sep 2014

67000 mi

US $320
Car would not idle correctly. Two items: Computer has a service bulletin (TSB) requiring a flash and carbon build up behind manifold plate. Service recommended injector cleaning also. Once completed ran perfect. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2016
Jul 2011

36000 mi
Replaced convertable top due to stress cracks Replaced seat track due to problems with height adjustment 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2011 - Feb 2012
Jul 2011

9300 mi
The fuel door latch was broken so got it fixed under warranty.  
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Mississippi, United States
May 2012 - Jan 2016
Aug 2012

52700 mi

US $75
Pads heavily worn. Replaced pads. 

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2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible

158-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mazda MX-5 Miata in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2016
Apr 2012

32300 mi
Seat belts don't properly retract. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Aug 2010
Jun 2010

15000 mi
One fog light fell into the bumper. Replaced fixture that holds it in place under warranty. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Texas, United States
Dec 2009 - Apr 2016
Apr 2010

10300 mi
Poor radio reception Headlights were aiming too high, giving poor illumination. Power retractable hard top squeaked on drivers side. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in New Jersey, United States
May 2010 - Jul 2012
Sep 2010

13000 mi
Cd changer would not unload cds, they ordered the unit and it was replaced 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in New York, United States
Jan 2010 - Dec 2016
Nov 2010

18500 mi
This car has the power retractible hard top. The latch buzzed. They took it apart, put in some anti-vibration material. Problem solved. 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Ohio, United States
Dec 2010 - Oct 2015
Jul 2012

44700 mi
HVAC blower motor very noisy 
Oct 2015

88000 mi

US $500
New motor for hard top 
Mazda MX-5 Miata in Arkansas, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2014
Jan 2013

30300 mi
Purge Solenoid Failed 

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2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Repair Histories

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