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2005 Mazda RX-8 Electrical and AC Problems and Repair Histories

95 TrueDelta members own a 2005 Mazda RX-8. 27 of these members (28.4%) have reported electrical and air conditioning repairs for their car. A total of 18 electrical and air conditioning repairs to 2005 Mazda RX-8s--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2005 Mazda RX-8 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Don't infer 2005 Mazda RX-8 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2005 Mazda RX-8 repairs by problem area

44% of the 2005 Mazda RX-8 repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 25% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 18% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 72 repairs.

2005 Mazda RX-8 electrical and air conditioning repair cost distribution

Of the 2005 Mazda RX-8 electrical and air conditioning repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 13% cost less than $100, 48% between $100 and $499, 13% between $500 and $999, and 26% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 23 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2005 Mazda RX-8 Electrical and Air Conditioning problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2005 Mazda RX-8 4dr Coupe

238-horsepower 1.3L R2 6-speed manual RWD

Mazda RX-8 in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 33000    
38000 100 Replaced failed alternator. 
69000  
Mazda RX-8 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 55000    
65000 300 HVAC controls fixed. 
75000 1200 AC condenser broke a few months after Heater was fixed 
 
Mazda RX-8 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 35960    
48980 600 starter went and was draining battery when starting car. Battery replaced and starter and spark plugs replaced 
67420 1060 Heater - no hot air blowing 
68200  
Mazda RX-8 in Idaho, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 31000    
38000 0 Power window made popping sound when being lowered. 
57000  
Mazda RX-8 in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 35000    
36000 0 Air conditioner would start blowing heat even when on cold. Fiddle with the knob and it would blow cold again but a minute later would start blowing hot for no reason. Replaced temperature control, A/C works now. 
 
Mazda RX-8 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 37200    
39680 56 Rear tail light water condensation and build up. Manufacturers defect. Well documented with Mazda Canada. 
 
Mazda RX-8 in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 28000    
42000 0 The tire pressure monitoring system has had its low tire pressure light on for the last few weeks. I took it to the dealership, they could not replicate it and oddly enough the light did not come on until the next day. It has been on since then too. 
 
Mazda RX-8 in Rhode Island, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 23000    
31000 0 Heater Control knob failed, heat control stuck on max cold regardless of setting. Replaced under warranty. 
 

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2005 Mazda RX-8 4dr Coupe

197-horsepower 1.3L R2 4-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mazda RX-8 in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 28000    
36000 0 Heater control switch failure. est $450 repair 
 

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2005 Mazda RX-8 4-door

2-cylinder manual 2WD

Mazda in Victoria, Australia
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 21080    
22320 0 Coils burnt out 
 

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