Car Problem Reports
Mazda RX-8 Radiator Light Comes On
Mazda RX-8 Problem
Average Mileage: 56,177 mi (24,400 mi - 101,000 mi)
I noticed about 50,000 miles the radiator light would flicker on and off. The engine temperature alwys stayed in the normal region and the radiator was full of fluid. The Mazda repair guy told me that this is accuring in a lot of the RX-8s. There is a plastic waffer on the gauge ball inside the radiator that measures the fluid. When the waffer starts breaking up, the gauge ball starts fluctuating greater sending a signal that the radiator is low on fluid. But it actually is not. Cost $900.00+ to replace the entire radiator just for this tiny plastic waffer.
Visitor, 2006 Mazda RX-8, 38,000 mi
Radiator light comes on in the summer when it's hot and the car is running over 60mph. Not fixed.
Visitor, 2004 Mazda RX-8, 96,000 mi
low water light comes on intermitantly, was told by dealer it was probably faulty sesor.
Visitor, 2004 Mazda RX-8, 24,400 mi
light just started coming on and off. I will try replacing sensor.
Visitor, 2006 Mazda RX-8, 52,000 mi
radiator light stays on for no reason
tire pressure light flashes for no reason