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2005 Mazda RX-8 repairs by problem area

Engine (45%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (1%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (18%)

Other (3%)

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2005 Mazda RX-8 electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (27%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (19%)

Chart based on 26 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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2005 Mazda RX-8 4dr Coupe

238-horsepower 1.3L R2 6-speed manual RWD

38000 mi

US $100
Replaced failed alternator. 
65000 mi

US $300
HVAC controls fixed. 
75000 mi

US $1200
AC condenser broke a few months after Heater was fixed 
48980 mi

C $600
starter went and was draining battery when starting car. Battery replaced and starter and spark plugs replaced 
67420 mi

C $1060
Heater - no hot air blowing 
38000 mi Power window made popping sound when being lowered. 
36000 mi 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. 
39680 mi

C $56
Rear tail light water condensation and build up. Manufacturers defect. Well documented with Mazda Canada. 
42000 mi 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. 
31000 mi 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

36000 mi Heater control switch failure. est $450 repair 

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2005 Mazda RX-8 4-door

2-cylinder manual 2WD

22320 mi Coils burnt out 

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2005 Mazda RX-8 Electrical Problems

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