Starter Problems of Mazda RX8
Mazda RX8 owners have reported 6 problems associated with starter (under the electrical system category).
#1 - Starter problem of the 2005 Mazda RX8
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Mazda RX-8. The rotary engine Rx8 (my 2005) continues to have starting problems. I have just over 100000 miles on my vehicle. I've replaced the starter three times now, the spark plugs at least twice, three batteries. It is an unreliable vehicle and has had to be towed six times now. Obviously a dangerous situation in that you don't know if the car stalls if or when you can restart the vehicle. This starter issue occurred Friday, July 15, 2011.
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#2 - Starter problem of the 2005 Mazda RX8
The car involved is a 2005 Mazda Rx8. VIN of the vehicle was JM1FE17N05_. : the contact stated on three occasions the vehicle would not start. It was towed to the dealer each time where the battery and the starter were replaced, but the problem recurred. This starter issue occurred October 14, 2006.
#3 - Starter problem of the 2004 Mazda RX8
The car involved is a 2004 Mazda RX-8. 3 months after purchase of 2004 RX-8 battery and spark plugs needed to be replaced. One several occasions the vehicle would not start. The vehicle's battery was replaced twice and had to be charged three times. The spark plugs were replaced three times. The computer was reprogrammed. The engine was replaced to alleviate stalling. The catalytic converter, 02 sensor, amplifier and starter were also replaced. It was Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2005 when this starter issue happened.
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#4 - Starter problem of the 2004 Mazda RX8
The vehicle is a 2004 Mazda RX-8. I have owned a 2004 Mazda rx7 since oct 07 since then the engine has been replaced at 26,000 miles 2 set of coils spark plugs and wires, sensors, transmission, radiator reservoir just for starters. Now the car is stalling at low rpm's or when it gets hot leaving me stranded in intersections and on busy freeways. Mazda has a bulletin out on this car but because they do not consider it a safety issue they will not recall the car. I beg to differ!! being stranded in an intersection or on a busy highway increases my odds greatly that I am going to be hit by another car and possibly killed. There has got to be some type of government body out there that can enforce these many claims of engine failure against Mazda and there rotary engine because the latest diagnosis is that I need to replace the engine again!! please help!. This starter problem happened on 03/06/2010.
#5 - Starter problem of the 2004 Mazda RX8
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Mazda Rx8. Engine failure, after driving short distances engine does not always want to restart; during times of sitting in traffic, car will idle roughly and sputter, sometimes die and won't immediately restart; car has died while attempting to start out into traffic; transmission doesn't change gears properly. . . I have had my car since Feb. 04 and it has been serviced over a dozen times for engine failure and transmission issues alone. It has had a new transmission, linkage, gear box, starter, battery, and they are currently putting in the 2nd replacement engine. No one seems to know why these cars have so much trouble, but I wouldn't have another one if it was given to me. The failure date was 12/28/2006.
#6 - Starter problem of the 2004 Mazda RX8
The vehicle is a 2004 Mazda Rx8. Problems with rotary engine starting. Usually happens at a temperature below 25 degrees fahrenheit. Poor ignition system for colder weather. I have had issues with it each winter I have owned the car(2004 to present day). A trip to the dealer has been necessary each time and while the warranty is still valid, this is an inconvenience but it's after the expiration is when I worry. A recall was noted and repairs were completed the fall of 2006 but the same thing happened yesterday. This recall included spark plug replacement, battery replacement, starter motor replacement, and reprogramming the onboard computer chip for ignition changes. The new starter motor made significant changes to starting time but didn't change it's condition in colder weather. The Mazda dealer has been little help in resolving the situation. Their remedy has been just treating the symptoms and not figuring on a solution to the ignition problem. They have told me repeatedly that "these cars do not like cold weather" and "these cars do not like short trips". I would figure that if a combustion motor cannot start in temperatures below 25 degrees f, then they should offer a better car/motor replacement. It was Tue., Jan. 16, 2007 when this starter issue happened.
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|Electrical System problems||10|
|Car Will Not Start problems||2|
|Ignition Coils Failure problems||1|
|Dash Wiring problems||1|
|Instrument Panel problems||1|
|Fuses And Circuit Breaker problems||1|
|Battery Dead problems||1|
|O2 Sensor problems||1|