2009 Mazda RX-8 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Mazda RX-8
2009 Mazda RX-8 Problems
If the climate control's heat/cold knob is not adjusting to the desired temperature, a new climate control unit may be needed.
Mazda has issued Bulletin No. 01-010/10 for the above issue:
Some vehicles may experience the coolant level warning light comes on even though the correct amount of coolant is in the coolant reserve tank and radiator. The coolant level sensor float in the coolant reserve tank (A) is deteriorated and absorbs coolant. The float gets heavy, and sinks, causing the the coolant level warning light comes on. As a mass-production change, the design of the float has been modified.
Replace the necessary parts according to this VIN range.
• For VINs JM1FE****** 100000 to 157837 (built before July 1, 2005), replace the tank with sensor.
• For VINs JM1FE****** 157838 to 403405 (built on or after July 1, 2005), replace the tank only.
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.
2009 Mazda RX-8 Reviews
Very nice improvements over the Series I models. Shifting is still a bit notchy like the previous models and on hot days you really have to crank up the a/c due to the heat of the engine entering the cabin.
Great looking and running car. I love using the manual transmission and my fiance' loves using the automatic. All controls are close by and the yellow (!) sign comes on when one of your tires are low on the panel. Gotta Love the speed, look and dual transmission. Aso the traction control is incredible. It already saved the car and my life on ice. God bless the automakers who invented this o...