Mazda Miata MX-5 Repair and Maintenance

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

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Mazda Miata MX-5
$
141
to $
928
Mazda Miata MX-5
$
574
to $
1,204
Mazda Miata MX-5
$
86
to $
336
Mazda Miata MX-5
$
245
to $
516
Mazda Miata MX-5
$
113
to $
235

Mazda Miata MX-5 Problems

Ticking Noise From Engine Due to Sticking Valve Lash Adjusters

A loud ticking noise (hydraulic valve lifter noise) may be heard from the top of the engine, particularly when the engine is still cold. The noise may occur more frequently on higher mileage vehicles; Hydraulic valve lash adjusters may need to be replaced to correct this issue. Following the maintenance schedule for oil changes will also help prevent a recurrence of the noise.

Check Engine Light Due to Improperly Manufactured Threads on Fuel Filler Pipe

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.

A Leak May Develop From the Clutch Slave Cylinder

The clutch slave cylinder may develop a hydraulic leak resulting in no clutch pedal pressure and the inability to shift gears.

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Mazda Miata MX-5 Questions

How do you fix a leak that comes from behind your driver side seat in a 08 Miata (2 answers)

My nc Miata leaks in heavy rain and it only happens behind my driver seat. I just want to know how to fix this problem.

Had a tune up and coil packs replaced. New plugs&wireNow my car is not driveable (1 answer)

Fuel & air filters replaced. New plugs& wires. Mechanic replaced coil packs. Now car won't drive. Do I Need a New intake air control valve? Prior to these repairs my car would stall when stopped at light or stop sign. Can not drive out of the shops parking lot.

How do i change the cabin air filter? (1 answer)

Hmmm. How do I change the cabin air filter on a 2008 mazda mx5?

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Mazda Miata MX-5 Recalls

Horn Contact May Separate from the Steering Column During Airbag Deployment

If the driver's airbag were to deploy in an extremely low ambient temperature, the bolt attaching the horn contact assembly to the steering wheel hub may fail. Should this occur, the horn assembly may separate and could injure the driver. Dealers will replace the driver's front airbag to correct this concern. The Mazda recall number is 3906C.

Fog Light Socket May Fall Out of Lamp Assembly

The heat generated by a fog light bulb can cause the socket holder to be pushed rearward in the light casing. This, in combination with the normal vibration during vehicle operation, can cause the bulb holder to separate from the light casing. Should this occur, the bulb socket and harness can drop inside the bumper and possibly result in the bumper being burned by the hot bulb. Dealers will install a spring to prevent the socket holder from separating from the lamp case. The Mazda recall number is 1103F.

 

Recall 00V004000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE SAS SENSOR UNIT. THESE VEHICLES CAN EXPERIENCE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENTS IN MINOR UNDERCARRIAGE IMPACTS.

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Mazda Miata MX-5 Reviews

1992 Miata with 114,000 miles on her- love this car- a pure delight to drive !
If you truly love driving curvy roads and want the experience of an old English or Italian open-top sportster without the cost to buy or maintain, look no further. He is my love story: After renting a 1970's Alfa-Romeo Spider for a weekend, I HAD to have a little roadster for the awesome backroads where we live! My then 12 year-old son fell in love with cars that warm Autumn weekend as I d...
Have owned this Miata since 1999 when it had 30,000 miles on it. Ours has the fiberglass hardtop(best of both worlds). It has been a great little car with few problems. Have replaced the radiator, AC/drier and compressor, and seat covers. The biggest problem we had was squeeling brakes. After 3 brake jobs, we discovered to grease the hold down pins and, presto, no squeal. We have had it pain...

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