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2005 Mazda RX-8

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2005 Mazda RX-8 Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

If the climate control's heat/cold knob is not adjusting to the desired temperature, a new climate control unit may be needed.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Hesitation and/or a lack of power can be caused by the secondary shutter valve (SSV) in the intake manifold becoming stuck open due to carbon build up around the SSV shaft. This may occur with no Check Engine light illumination but eventually the light will illuminate with code P2070 (Secondary Shutter Valve [SSV] stuck open). The cleaning procedure described under the service bulletin is a long process and it is recommended to install the upd...

Engine -- Verified

Be sure to check your owner's manual and use the correct engine oil. Mazda does not recommend using synthetic oil in the RX-8's rotary engine.

2005 Mazda RX-8 Recalls (Recent)

Exhaust & Emissions, August 30, 2005

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Running the engine at high RPM for an excessive length of time can damage several under vehicle components, which could produce a variety of malfunctions. Problems can include an inoperative oxygen sensor, neutral start switch, back up lights, parking brake, malfunctions of the gas gauge, or heat damaged fuel tank. Fuel could leak from a damaged fuel tank, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect and replace parts as necessary to correct this concern. The recall began on August 30, 2005. The Mazda recall number is 3305G.

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2005 Mazda RX-8 Questions and Answers

luis_rx8, 2005 Mazda RX-8, San Antonio, TX

i just put in a new clutch but my car will not go into gear, we kept bleeding it but theres no pressure on the pedal, could this be the slave cylinder?

Visitor, 2005 Mazda RX-8, El Paso, TX

Vehicle will on occasion go over 35mph (on occasion) go over 5000 rpms. Standard AutoZone Reader will not pick up any codes for the check engine light, nor will the Genesis (Unsure of model). Pull...

music man, 2005 Mazda RX-8, Birmingham, AL

I had new plugs installed within last 2,000 miles on my RX8. They came with a 30,000 mile warranty. I now have un-even acceleration at starts. Dealer says probably need new cables and coils. Ho...

jareed, 2005 Mazda RX-8, Fort Worth, TX

There is knocking coming from the manual transmission when the clutch is engaged. The sound goes away when the clutch is no longer engaged.

mduke, 2005 Mazda RX-8, Fort Lauderdale, FL

GasCap would not Pop Open

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2005 Mazda RX-8 Reviews

i got a 2005 rx8 with 55,000 miles. runs great so far, a little hesitant starting up. almost like the battery is going. not sure if thats how it starts cuz of the rotary engine. a lot of people have scared me about this car becuz of the cost for maintenance. if anyone has any tips on maintaining this car as to keep it out of the shop please PLEASE lemme know. thanks

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