2008 Mazda Rx8 Owner's Manual

2008 Mazda Rx8 owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Mazda
Model:
Rx8
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
5.2 MB

Table of Contents

A Word to Mazda Owners
3
How to Use This Manual
4
Table of Contents
5
1. Your Vehicle at a Glance
7
Dashboard and Interior Overview
8
Exterior Overview
10
2. Essential Safety Equipment
13
Seats
14
Front Seats (Manually Operated Seats)
14
Front Seats (Electrically Operated Seats)
17
Rear Seat
20
Seat Belt Systems
21
Seat Belt Precautions
21
Location of Seat Belt
24
Seat Belt
25
Front Seat Belt Pretensioner and Load Limiting Systems
26
Seat Belt Extender
29
Seat Belt Warning Light/Beep
30
Child Restraint
32
Child Restraint Precautions
32
Installing Child-Restraint Systems
36
LATCH Child-Restraint Systems
42
SRS Air Bags
45
Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) Precautions
45
Supplemental Restraint System Components
49
How the Air Bags Work
52
3. Knowing Your Mazda
63
Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System
64
Advanced Keys
64
Operation Using Advanced Keyless Functions
69
Operation Using Advanced Key Functions
75
Advanced Key Suspend Function
78
Warning and Beep Sounds
78
Setting Change (Function Customization)
81
When Warning Indicator/Beep is Activated
82
Doors and Locks
83
Keys (without Advanced Key)
83
Keyless Entry System (with Retractable Type Key)
84
Door Locks
88
Trunk Lid
93
Inside Trunk Release Lever
95
Power Windows
96
Rear Quarter Windows
98
Fuel-Filler Lid and Cap
99
Hood
100
Moonroof
101
Security System
103
Immobilizer System (with Advanced Key)
103
Immobilizer System (without Advanced Key)
105
Theft-Deterrent System
108
Steering Wheel and Mirrors
110
Steering Wheel
110
Mirrors
110
4. Before Driving Your Mazda
115
Fuel and Engine Exhaust Precautions
116
Fuel Requirements
116
Emission Control System
117
Engine Exhaust (Carbon Monoxide)
118
Before Starting the Engine
119
Before Getting In
119
After Getting In
119
Driving Tips
120
Break-In Period
120
Money-Saving Suggestions
120
Hazardous Driving
121
Rocking the Vehicle
121
Winter Driving
122
Driving In Flooded Area
123
Overloading
124
Towing
125
Trailer Towing
125
5. Driving Your Mazda
127
Starting and Driving
128
Ignition Switch
128
Starting the Engine
130
Brake System
131
Manual Transmission Operation
136
Automatic Transmission Controls
138
Power Steering
145
Cruise Control
146
Traction Control System (TCS)
149
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
150
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
153
Instrument Cluster and Indicators
159
Meters and Gauges
159
Warning/Indicator Lights and Beep Sounds
165
Warning/Indicator Lights
165
Beep Sounds
179
Switches and Controls
181
Lighting Control
181
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
183
Fog Lights
183
Windshield Wipers and Washer
184
Headlight Washer
185
Rear Window Defroster
186
Horn
186
Hazard Warning Flasher
187
HomeLink Wireless Control System
187
6. Interior Comfort
191
Climate Control System
192
Operating Tips
192
Vent Operation
193
Control Panel
195
Audio System
200
Antenna
200
Operating Tips for Audio System
200
Audio Set
211
Audio Control Switch Operation
230
Safety Certification
232
Interior Equipment
233
Sunvisors
233
Interior Lights
233
Information Display
235
Lighter
237
Ashtray
238
Cup Holder
239
Storage Compartments
240
Accessory Socket
243
7. In Case of an Emergency
245
Parking in an Emergency
246
Parking in an Emergency
246
Flat Tire
247
Spare Tire and Tool Storage
247
Instant Mobility System (IMS) Emergency Flat Tire Repair Kit
249
Changing the Tire
255
Overheating
260
Overheating
260
Emergency Starting
262
Starting a Flooded Engine
262
Jump-Starting
263
Push-Starting
266
Emergency Towing
267
Towing Description
267
Tiedown Hooks
268
Recreational Towing
269
8. Maintenance and Care
271
Introduction
272
Introduction
272
Scheduled Maintenance
273
Scheduled Maintenance
273
Owner Maintenance
278
Owner Maintenance Schedule
278
Owner Maintenance Precautions
279
Engine Compartment Overview
280
Engine Oil
281
Engine Coolant
283
Brake/Clutch Fluid
285
Washer Fluid
286
Body Lubrication
287
Wiper Blades
288
Battery
290
Tires
292
Light Bulbs
297
Fuses
304
Appearance Care
309
How to Minimize Environmental Paint Damage
309
Exterior Care
311
Interior Care
314
9. Customer Information and Reporting Safety Defects
317
Customer Assistance
318
Customer Assistance (U.S.A.)
318
Customer Assistance (Canada)
320
Customer Assistance (Puerto Rico)
323
Mazda Importer/Distributors
324
Importer/Distributor
324
Distributor in Each Area
324
Warranty
325
Warranties for Your Mazda
325
Outside the United States
326
Outside Canada
327
Registering Your Vehicle in A Foreign Country (Except United States and Canada)
328
Add-On Non-Genuine Parts and Accessories
329
Cell Phones
330
Cell Phones Warning
330
Type Approval of Equipment
331
Type Approval of Equipment
331
Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS)
332
Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS)
332
Tire Information (U.S.A.)
334
Tire Labeling
334
Location of the Tire Label (Placard)
340
Tire Maintenance
343
Vehicle Loading
346
Steps for Determining the Correct Load Limit:
353
Reporting Safety Defects
354
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.A.)
354
Reporting Safety Defects (Canada)
355
Service Publications
356
Service Publications
356
Identification Numbers
360
Vehicle Information Labels
360
Specifications
362
Specifications
362
Index
368

FAQ about the 2008 Mazda Rx8 Manual

What contains the 2008 Rx8 manual?

The Mazda Rx8 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Mazda to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Mazda Rx8. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Mazda Rx8 2008 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your Mazda Rx8, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Best practice for driving your Mazda Rx8
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

Where to download the 2008 Mazda Rx8 Owners Manual?

The Mazda Rx8 owner manual for the 2008 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Mazda Rx8 year 2008 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2008 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Mazda Rx8 (2008) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2008 is available in English.

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