Follow TrueDelta

TrueDelta at Facebook TrueDelta at Google+ TrueDelta at Twitter

2004 Mazda RX-8 Repair Histories

2004 Mazda RX-8 Repair Histories 2004 Mazda RX-8 Repair Histories

147 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2004 Mazda RX-8. 63 of these members (42.9%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 169 repairs to 2004 Mazda RX-8s--an average of 1.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2004 Mazda RX-8 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of 2004 Mazda RX-8 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 169 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2004 Mazda RX-8 repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2004 Mazda RX-8 4dr Coupe

238-horsepower 1.3L R2 6-speed manual RWD

Mazda RX-8 in Texas, United States
Dec 2006 - Mar 2008
Oct 2007   Replace switch face plates on HVAC & stereo system due to cracking 
Dec 2007   Both O2 sensors failed within 1 week of each other. Replaced under warranty 
Mazda RX-8 in Colorado, United States
Dec 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2007   Replace center console lid. 
Oct 2007   Replace factory stereo head unit. 
Dec 2007   Replace both rear tail lights due to condensation. Replace rear truck weatherstripping. 
Jan 2008   Hard 1-2 shift. 
Mar 2008   Once again, hard shift 1-2. Replaced clutch slave cylinder for shifting problems. Problem persists. 
Jul 2008   Visited 2 different dealers. 1st dealer claimed clutch issue. 2nd dealer confirmed internal transmission problem. Awaiting confirmation of warranty replacement of a new transmission from 2nd dealer. 
Aug 2008   After visit to 3rd different dealer, transmission issue resolved under warranty. Replaced 2nd gear, 2nd gear syncro hub/ring, 1-2 shift fork. 
Mazda RX-8 in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2006 - Mar 2010
Apr 2006   Second Third and Fifth gear were near impossible to shift into, dealer rebuilt damaged components. 
Nov 2006   Warranty replacement of entire transmission. (Transmission was rebuilt earlier and problem shifting did not go away) 
Jan 2007   Rear windshield was leaking into the back seat. Left rear back seat and windshield replaced (price is approximate since it was not disclosed) 
Mazda RX-8 in New York, United States
Feb 2007 - Jun 2011
Aug 2007   passenger side visor broke (split in 2) and had to be replaced. While i was there i had them replace the clutch master cylinder because while in heavy traffic on a hot day the clutch pedal becomes spongy. Also i had them add a breather as my dipstick woul 
Mazda RX-8 in California, United States
Dec 2006 - Apr 2010
Mar 2007 US $125 Malfunctioning ignition coils. dealer said 'it wasn't a problem'. Malfunctioning ignition coils. dealer said 'it wasn't a problem'. replaced coils myself, issues went away. 

Return to top

2004 Mazda RX-8 4dr Coupe

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

Mazda RX-8 in District of Columbia, United States
Jan 2007 - Jun 2012
Feb 2008 US $300 Poor engine response, especially at low rpm, followed by check engine light after a week or so. Front brakes worn, according to dealer. Replaced pads, resurfaced rotors. 
Mar 2008   There were 2 bulletins for weak engine, reflash and diagnostics. The diagnostics turned up shorted coil (so, driving with 1 rotor). Coil replaced on out of warranty assistance, labor paid by owner. 
Dec 2009   Brakes too worn, according to mechanic. Replaced pads; nothing else needed. 
Mar 2010   Fuel cap seal weak; engine light on, but car worked. After few days, car didn't start. Diagnostic showed P2070 and P0456. Replaced 2 intake manifold tuning valves. Replaced fuel cap on extended warranty. 
Jun 2011   Weak and slight knocking at mid revs under load. Stuck valve on secondary air intake freed up, engine decarbonized with Mazda kit, slightly corroded ignition wires replaced, coils replaced, air filter replaced. 

Return to top

2004 Mazda RX-8 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Mazda RX-8 in California, United States
Apr 2007 - Mar 2010
Jul 2007 US $298 The power lumbar support had a broken switch. Dealer noticed it during an inspection and took care of it under warranty. 

Return to top

2004 Mazda RX-8 4-door

2-cylinder manual 2WD

Mazda RX-8 in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2006 - Feb 2007
Jan 2007   The heat in the cabi would fluctuate from hot to cold (like the air conditioner had come on). Twisting the heat control knob from current setting of hot to cold and back again (repeat as necessary) would usually bring the heat back to the cabin.  Replaced heater, details in email 050207 

Return to top

2004 Mazda RX-8 4-door

2-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mazda RX-8 in Manitoba, Canada
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008 C $350 Flooded engine in cold weather. 

Return to top