Mazda RX-8 Problems

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Most Common 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.
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.
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2 Known Mazda RX-8 Engine Problems

2 Known Mazda RX-8 Exhaust & Emissions Problems

1 Known Mazda RX-8 Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

5 Known Mazda RX-8 Problems

Years to Avoid
Based on owner-submitted report and recall notices, Mazda RX-8 years 2009, 2008, and 2007 are the most likely to experience problems.
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