Mazda Rx8 owners manuals
The Mazda RX-8 is a sports automobile produced by Japanese carmaker Mazda from 2002 through 2012. It debuted in 2001 at the North American International Auto Show. It is the replacement to the RX-7 and, like its ancestors in the RX series, it is equipped by a rotary Wankel engine. In North America, the RX-8 was ready for sale from the 2003 model year.
Mazda declared in 2011, that the RX-8 was to be suspended quoting the 2012 model year to be the latest year of making. In 2010 the RX-8 was withdrawn from the European after the vehicle failed to satisfy emissions standards.
The Mazda RX-8 is available in trim levels: Sport, Grand Touring and R3.
The rear-wheel-drive Mazda RX-8 is equipped by a 1.3-liter rotary engine that generates 212 horsepower through the six-speed automatic transmission, or 232 hp when provided with the six-speed manual gearbox. Every RX-8 powertrain provides 152 pound-feet of torque.
Mazda RX-8 known problems
Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Mazda RX-8 are:
- A recall to fix issues with the exhaust system that could produce a fuel leak
- Poor fuel economy
- Insufficient low-end power and acceleration
- Modest trunk opening
- Gear knob illumination failure
- Catalytic converter prone to failure
- Starting and engine problems caused by unique rotary-style engine