Engine Problems of Mazda Miata

Mazda Miata owners have reported 2 problems related to engine (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Mazda Miata based on all problems reported for the Miata.

car image   Engine problem of the 2005 Mazda Miata 1
Failure Date: 10/20/2006

I purchased a used 2005 Mazda Miata 5-speed in April 2006 with 7860 miles on the odometer from the local Chrysler dealer. I had not driven the vehicle out of town until October 2006. On the interstate highway I noticed the vehicle had inadequate power to safely drive at the speed limit (80 mph). Top speed is only 82 mph @ 4200 rpm in fifth gear (should be 120 mph plus) and acceleration up a hill is bad. I must downshift and floor the accelerator to maintain speed up hill and the cruise control will not hold the speed. Trying to pass a slow vehicle uphill is almost impossible. The vehicle is in the local Mazda dealer's service department where they have not found the cause of the problem. I have had the vehicle serviced as required at the Mazda dealer and have even replaced the air filter when not required. This vehicle is unsafe to drive other than on flat, low speed, city roads.

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car image   Engine problem of the 2004 Mazda Miata 2
Failure Date: 08/01/2005

The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Miata. When the contact depressed the accelerator pedal after a stop, the vehicle failed to move. The dealer inspected the vehicle four times, however, they were unable to duplicate the failure. The dealer refused to make any repairs. The failure mileage was 8,000 and current mileage was 23,000.

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