2008 Mazda Miata MX-5 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Mazda Miata MX-5

Some models may have a problem where the Check Engine light illuminates indicating an improperly tightened fuel cap. Due to improperly manufactured threads on the fuel filler pipe, the filler pipe may need to be replaced.

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I just paid $1,500 to replace the vinyl top of my Miata. The Handbook said tops should be replaced every 8 - 10 years; my 2008 Miata top started tearing on both sides (seams splitting) in 2012. Nobody can give me a reason why: no repair man will patch it. Is this a major design flaw in the car?

water marks on it [indicating water leakage] .. why would i have water on the floor behind the passenger seat [in the back .. not the front of the seat] ? i've had the car since January, and this just happened a couple of weeks ago. i checked the rubber stripping on the door & it seems f...

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My miata 2008 auto transmission. On the transmission fluid pan has 2bolts, one is for drain and the other one is check fluid level and refill fluid. Is this right story???

I bought new,love the performance and handling, oem battery (panasonic) lasted only 2 years, and drainage tubes have plugged, filling the footwells with water.These tubes are located under the roof when retracted, and plug easily with debris from trees, etc. Dealer charges 800 bucks to clear them, seems there are no permanent solutions available.You can try using a trombone cleaner to shove st...

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