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2006 Mazda RX-8 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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05/14/18 NHTSA ID: 10136776
TSB ID: 04-004-18-3468

Some vehicles exhibit brake related concerns such as brake noise, brake judder or brake dragging. if you encounter a customer complaint for any one of these symptoms, refer to the following information to understand why symptoms may occur,
05/14/18 NHTSA ID: 10136775
TSB ID: 04-003-18-3455

Some customers may report a slight clunk/bang/buzz noise or jolt from the front of the vehicle. this concern will most likely occur during the vehicles first forward movement after starting the engine. this is a normal operating noise of th
04/23/18 NHTSA ID: 10134930
TSB ID: 02-006-18-3449

Some customers may complain of signs of oil on the struts or shock absorbers. in most cases the oil that is present is normal, and a result of the oil that remains on the shaft during the normal sweeping process of the shaft seal. follow th
08/10/17 NHTSA ID: 10110996
TSB ID: 04-004-13-2853

Some vehicles exhibit brake related concerns such as brake noise, brake judder or brake dragging. if you encounter a customer complaint for any one of these symptoms, refer to the following information to understand why symptoms may occur,
06/09/17 NHTSA ID: 10105891
TSB ID: 04-004-16-3160

Some vehicles exhibit brake related concerns such as brake noise, brake judder or brake dragging. if you encounter a customer complaint for any one of these symptoms, refer to the following information to understand why symptoms may occur,
05/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10101062
TSB ID: 02-009-16-3155

Some customers may complain that the steering wheel is off center more than 3° even when driving straight on a flat road.
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05/11/17 NHTSA ID: 10098895
TSB ID: 02-004-14-2976

Some customers may complain that the steering wheel is off center more than 3° even when driving straight on a flat road. follow steering wheel alignment procedure.
05/03/17 NHTSA ID: 10098103
TSB ID: 04-004-14-2926

Some vehicles exhibit brake related concerns such as brake noise, brake judder or brake dragging. if you encounter a customer complaint for any one of these symptoms, refer to the following information to understand why symptoms may occur,
04/27/17 NHTSA ID: 10098003
TSB ID: 04-002-14-2879

Some customers may report a slight clunk/bang/buzz noise or jolt from the front of the vehicle. this concern will most likely occur during the vehicles first forward movement after starting the engine. this is a normal operating noise of th
04/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10097722
TSB ID: 02-004-13-2770B

Some customers may complain that the steering wheel is off center more than 3° even when driving straight on a flat road.
04/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10097377
TSB ID: 02-004-13-2770A

Some customers may complain that the steering wheel is off center more than 3° even when driving straight on a flat road.
04/13/17 NHTSA ID: 10097320
TSB ID: 02-004-13-2770

Some customers may complain that the steering wheel is off center more than 3° even when driving straight on a flat road.
02/07/17 NHTSA ID: 10090812
TSB ID: 02-009-16-3155

Some customers may complain that the steering wheel is off center more than 3° even when driving straight on a flat road.
03/16/16 NHTSA ID: 10059471
TSB ID: 02-004-14

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/15/12 NHTSA ID: 10044148
TSB ID: 04-002-12

Mazda: clunk/bang noise during first forward movement after sitting. this is a normal operating noise of the anti-lock brake system (abs). do not attempt any repairs. also included model cx-5 year 2013; model cx-9 years 2012-2013; model mia
09/03/10 NHTSA ID: 10033672
TSB ID: SB-01-016-10

Mazda: hesitation/idle vibration due to cracked engine mount. on some vehicles with manual transmission may experience deceleration in 3rd gear with engine speed less than 3000 rpm at approx. 30 mph (50km/h), then quickly depressing the a
04/12/10 NHTSA ID: 10032546
TSB ID: SB-01-041-09

Mazda: it is possible that a malfunction indicator light may illuminate with dtc p0455 (evap system leak detected large leak) stored in memory, due to poor sealing between the fuel filler pipe and fuel filler cap.
09/26/08 NHTSA ID: 10026065
TSB ID: 02-005-08

Mazda: noise from front of vehicle/stabilizer control link broken. the plastic insert connecting the stabilizer control link ball joint to the control link may crack and become separated. updated 3/19/09.
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06/03/08 NHTSA ID: 10024868
TSB ID: 01-019/08

Some vehicles may experience a mil with dtc p2070 (ssv stuck open). *nj
04/29/08 NHTSA ID: 10024622
TSB ID: 01-015/08

Engine cranks no start. *nj
04/25/08 NHTSA ID: 10024589
TSB ID: 01-014/08

Engine lack of power. *nj
05/16/07 NHTSA ID: 10021566
TSB ID: 0101507

Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminated - p0126 set - thermostat monitor.
02/05/07 NHTSA ID: 10020973
TSB ID: 0103906

Mazda modular diagnostic system (m-mds) steering wheel angle sensor module self test shows fail.
05/16/07 Engine NHTSA ID: 10021572
TSB ID: 0101607

Ignition coil inspection.
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04/13/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10097348
TSB ID: 05-002-13-2777A

Always be sure to use the correct automatic transmission fluid when replacing atf. using the wrong atf may cause shift quality complaints or may even damage the transmission.note:¿atf m-v (type m5) is not the same fluid as mercon®v or merco
04/25/08 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10024588
TSB ID: 01-013/08

Mazda special program (msp16) - engine lack of power -pcm reflash. vehicles produced from april 10, 2003 through nov. 9, 2007. vin range jm1fe17**40100053 - 80215462. *nj updated 6/3/08. *nj
01/31/07 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10020933
TSB ID: 0501006

Slight surge while driving at 40-55 mph.
11/15/06 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10020557
TSB ID: 0500406

Manual transmission-clutch hard to disengage.
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136784
TSB ID: 08-001-18-3457

This information is provided to help address passenger airbag deactivation (pad) indicator illumination concerns during vehicle service.
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134929
TSB ID: 01-009-18-3452

The mazda gr8-1291 is required for all warranty battery testing. if the mazda gr8-1291 is not used, incorrect battery testing may result in unnecessary battery replacement. use the following test procedures in this service bulletin to test
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04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134928
TSB ID: 01-008-18-3451

This service bulletin provides testing and charging procedures in order to promote proper battery maintenance, to deliver new vehicles with fully charged batteries, and to reduce unnecessary battery replacement cost. for new vehicles in sto
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134701
TSB ID: 09-011-18-3448

Some customers may complain of condensation/fog inside the front (headlamp/headlight) or rear (taillamp/taillight) combination lights. the recent new models have been fitted with a clear lens which can cause the symptom to be more noticeabl
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120381
TSB ID: 08-003-17-3345

Mazda motor corporation is going to evaluate the following inflators to ensure the safety of the inflator with a desiccant. in order to do this, mnao is collecting inflators for evaluation in certain zones. for 2003-2008 mazda6 (including m
10/11/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10118753
TSB ID: SA-068-17

Stopper plates for air bag module connectors have been established as new service parts. when removing the connector (1) to the air bag module (2), make sure to first lift the stopper plate (3) carefully using a flathead screwdriver (but do
10/04/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10118467
TSB ID: 09-035-17-3080

In accordance with federal regulations, follow the procedure listed below when replacing a speedometer. note: tampering with a motor vehicle odometer is strictly prohibited by federal, and state laws. it is the dealer?s responsibility to co
09/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10118129
TSB ID: 09018173351

Some customers may complain that the ambient temperature display is not accurate, or it takes too long for the display to show actual temperature. when you encounter a customer with this concern, first verify the condition when the customer
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08/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111011
TSB ID: 09-008-17-3324

Take caution when cleaning plastic headlight lenses. damage can occur when using some cleaners that contain strong acid, alkaline cleanser or organic solvent. damage caused by using these cleaners is not covered by mazda's new vehicle limit
08/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111036
TSB ID: SA-061-17

In an effort to achieve a higher level of customer experience and retain the value of mazda's vehicles, mnao warranty operations is© 2017 mazda north american operations, u.s.a. allowing all mazda dealers to utilize a third party, specmo en
08/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10110991
TSB ID: 08-001-13-2859

This information is provided to help address passenger airbag deactivation (pad) indicator illumination con-cerns during vehicle service.
05/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100888
TSB ID: 09-003-16-3130

Some customers may complain of condensation/fog inside the front (headlamp/headlight) or rear (taillamp/tail-light) combination lights. the recent new models have been fitted with a clear lens which can cause the symp-tom to be more noticea
04/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10098022
TSB ID: 09-012-14-2891

When replacing the siriusxm satellite radio unit (or a mazda connect tuner and amp unit (tau)) with replacement tuner for any reason, a call must be made to inform siriusxm of the existing radio id and the new/ replacement sat radio id as s
04/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10097941
TSB ID: 09-046-12-2744

Some customers may complain of condensation/fog inside the front or rear combination lights. the recent new models have been fitted with a clear lens which can cause the symptom to be more noticeable, however, it does not affect the perform
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04/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10097982
TSB ID: 09-007-14-2878

Some customers may complain of condensation/fog inside the front or rear combination lights. the recent new models have been fitted with a clear lens which can cause the symptom to be more noticeable, however, it does not affect the perform
02/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092413
TSB ID: 1066M

Some customers may complain about improper operation of the auto-dimming mirror. this may be caused by an obstruction of the front and/or rear light sensor(s) (e.g. hanging a parking permit from the mirror). use a soft cloth with mild deter
02/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092421
TSB ID: 1099M

When reprogramming a control module, always use the gr-8 battery management system power supply mode. if not used, the control module reprogramming may fail due to a weak vehicle battery.the gr-8 battery management system power supply mode
02/13/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10091393
TSB ID: MTI_1034

This article provides hvac heater/defroster operating tips using mode selector dial. this includes the use of intermediate positions.
02/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10091263
TSB ID: MTI_1034

This article provides hvac heater/defroster operating tips using mode selector dial. this includes the use of intermediate positions.
12/02/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10085405
TSB ID: SA327

Takata recalls general information purpose: this page was created to assist with handling takata air bag recalls. processes: please use these process flowcharts to properly handle vehicles subject to the takata air bag recall. recall 82
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12/02/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10085383
TSB ID: SA234

Ids update 101.00 and 101.02 is now available on ms3 under the "ids/infotainment" tab.
04/11/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10061487
TSB ID: RF-14-11

Summary to be provided on a future date.
02/25/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10054788
TSB ID: SB-08-001-13

Mazda: information provided regarding the indicator light illumination of the passenger airbag deactivation (pad).
06/01/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10037655
TSB ID: SB-09-057-10

Mazda: there is condensation and fog in the front and rear combination lights.
05/16/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10021567
TSB ID: 0901407

Water in rear combination light.
04/17/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10021393
TSB ID: 0900807

Headlight auto-leveling malfunction indicator light illuminates.
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02/22/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10021025
TSB ID: 0100107

Mil illumination with dtc p0455.
02/22/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10021000
TSB ID: 0800306

Non genuine accessories affect air bag operation.
05/14/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10136774
TSB ID: 02-008-18-3467

Some automotive cleaning products contain strong acid or alkali. when these types of cleaners are used to clean the wheels on mazda vehicles, the chemicals contents penetrate the clear coating of the wheel surface and damage the paint under
05/14/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10136777
TSB ID: 05-001-18-3453

Always be sure to use the correct automatic transmission fluid when replacing atf. using the wrong atf may cause shift quality complaints or may even damage the transmission. note: atf m-v (type m5) is not the same fluid as mercon®v or merc
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10134702
TSB ID: 09-014-18-3443

When encountering a vehicle with paint damage, refer to the "mazda pocket paint guide" to determine cause, prevention, remedy, and warranty coverage (if applicable).
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10134925
TSB ID: MT-003-18

The workshop manual has two-different airbag procedures, one for standard deployment and one for two-step deployment. standard deployment is for mexico spec vehicles and two-step deployment is for us and canadian spec vehicles.
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04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10134703
TSB ID: 09-019-18-3450

This service bulletin provides information regarding the proper use of the driver's floor mat to avoid any potential interference with the foot pedals. the following are possible causes of floor mat interference, which can be avoided with p
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10134699
TSB ID: 00-001-18-3446

Mazda has developed factory recommended scheduled maintenance services that support all major vehicle systems. mazda recommends dealers follow the scheduled maintenance tables as cited in the vehicle-specific workshop manual or owner's manu
08/10/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10110995
TSB ID: 02-009-13-2854

Some automotive cleaning products contain strong acid or alkali. when these types of cleaners are used to clean the wheels on mazda vehicles, the chemicals contents penetrate the clear coating of the wheel surface and damage the paint under
06/09/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10105855
TSB ID: 02-002-16-3124

Some automotive cleaning products contain strong acid or alkali. when these types of cleaners are used to clean the wheels on mazda vehicles, the chemicals contents penetrate the clear coating of the wheel surface and damage the paint under
06/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10105481
TSB ID: 09-030-15-3073

Mazda infotainment systems require contacting the proper source for diagnostic support, parts authorization, and parts exchange. some components require prior authorization before ordering as exchange. refer to dag exchange central (mxconn
05/26/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10100890
TSB ID: 05-001-16-3128

Always be sure to use the correct automatic transmission fluid when replacing atf. using the wrong atf may cause shift quality complaints or may even damage the transmission.note:¿ atf m-v (type m5) is not the same fluid as mercon®v or merc
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05/25/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10100708
TSB ID: 01-003-15-3014

Use the following repair procedure to minimize the need to replace the catalyst converter/exhaust pipe when removing oxygen sensors and/or air fuel ratio sensors.
05/04/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10098367
TSB ID: 09-034-14-2956

In accordance with federal regulations, follow the procedure listed below when replacing a speedometer.note:¿mazda vehicles are manufactured with tamper-proof speedometers.¿when a speedometer is replaced, the new speedometer will read zero
05/04/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10098245
TSB ID: 00-002-14-2936

Mazda north american operations received many requests from our dealers asking us to approve additional on-car brake lathes as an option for mnao authorized equipment. due to your feedback and after evaluating a few on-car brake lathes, we
05/04/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10098282
TSB ID: 09-027-14-2935

This service bulletin provides information regarding the proper use of the driver¿s floor mat to avoid any potential interference with the foot pedals. the following are possible causes of floor mat interference, which can be avoided with p
05/03/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10098121
TSB ID: 09-023-14-2924

Some customers may complain that the ambient temperature display is not accurate, or it takes too long for the display to show actual temperature.when you encounter a customer with this concern, first verify the condition when the customer
04/26/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10097967
TSB ID: 09-039-13-2852

Some vehicles may exhibit a chattering noise and the driver-side seat lift cannot be adjusted because the lock plate guide comes off the guide cam when operating the lift. if the lift lever is then operated with the lock plate guide off, th
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04/26/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10097942
TSB ID: 00-004-12-2741

Mazda has developed factory recommended scheduled maintenance services that support all major vehicle systems. mazda recommends dealers follow the scheduled maintenance tables as cited in the vehicle-specific workshop manual or owner¿s manu
04/24/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10097754
TSB ID: 09-028-12-2701B

The multi information display (mid) and navigation system support for diagnostics, parts authorization, and parts exchange require contacting the proper source. please contact the appropriate source by referring to the following tables.
04/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10097394
TSB ID: 09-018-13-2803

Some customers may complain that the ambient temperature display is not accurate, or it takes too long for the display to show actual temperature. when you encounter a customer with this concern, first verify the condition when the customer
04/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10097375
TSB ID: 00-001-13-2748A

Mazda has developed factory recommended scheduled maintenance services that support all major vehicle systems. mazda recommends dealers follow the scheduled maintenance tables as cited in the vehicle-specific workshop manual or owner¿s manu
04/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10097295
TSB ID: 00-001-13-2748

Mazda has developed factory recommended scheduled maintenance services that support all major vehicle systems. mazda recommends dealers follow the scheduled maintenance tables as cited in the vehicle-specific workshop manual or owner¿s manu
04/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10097300
TSB ID: 02-001-13-2752

Some customers may complain of signs of oil on the struts or shock absorbers. in most cases the oil that is present is normal, and a result of the oil that remains on the shaft during the normal sweeping process of the shaft seal. follow th
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04/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10097343
TSB ID: 09-005-13-2781

This service bulletin provides information regarding the proper use of the driver¿s floor mat to avoid any poten-tial interference with the foot pedals. the following are possible causes of floor mat interference, which can be avoided with
02/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091406
TSB ID: MTI_1111

When installing a navigation sd card, confirm that the card is unlocked. also, mazda does not recommend swapping navigation system sd cards from one vehicle to another for testing. if swapped, the sd card that is installed into the other ve
02/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091433
TSB ID: MTI_1031

Some customers may complain about a blurry rear view monitor display. this may be caused by an aftermarket accessory device
02/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091361
TSB ID: MTI_1032

Some customers may complain about a rattle type noise coming from the rear of the vehicle when driving on rough roads. this may be caused by a loose spare tire jack.
02/10/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091265
TSB ID: MTI_1111

When installing a navigation sd card, confirm that the card is unlocked. also, mazda does not recommend swapping navigation system sd cards from one vehicle to another for testing. if swapped, the sd card that is installed into the other ve
02/10/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091266
TSB ID: MTI_1031

Some customers may complain about a blurry rear view monitor display. this may be caused by an aftermarket accessory device.
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06/18/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10052155
TSB ID: SB-09-005-13

Mazda: on some vehicles, to avoid potential interference of foot placed on pedals, information is provided regarding proper use, and placement, of driver's floor mat. various models and model years.
06/11/07 Other NHTSA ID: 10021610
TSB ID: 00307

Availability of non-required tools.
05/16/07 Other NHTSA ID: 10021562
TSB ID: 0901307

Trunk request switch inoperative.
05/22/06 Other NHTSA ID: 10020012
TSB ID: 0200406

Tpms valve stem breaks when removing aftermarket valve stem caps - service tip.

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Mazda RX-8 TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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