The Mazda RX8 is one of the best sports cars, which was first ever shown in the North American international auto show and was highly praised by the viewers. As it was seen, the car is a successor of the RX 7 model and was made up of the highly boosted Wankel engine.
Despite having many amazing qualities, which included having, best rear view mirrors, and highly durable engine and is one of the most favorite cars among the people the company decided to discontinue the production of the car. As per the reports, there were many issues regarding the engine and car batteries that people were facing and there was hardly any solution to them, which leads to the discontinuity of the car.
In the blog below, there is a mention about various problems with Mazda RX 8. Read below to find out more:
1. Problem with the Engine
One of the biggest issues that people faced with the car was with its engine. It was generally seen that the rotors of the car would wear down, which would result in mixing of air and fuel of the car. After some time, the mixture of the air and fuel would start leaking from one of the combustion chambers and would pass into another combustion chamber and this would continue for some time.
This would also result in low efficiency of the engine and not only this; it would also result in low compression, making the performance poor.
2. The Problem of Overheating
It is one of the most common issues that were faced by the people who were using Mazda RX 8. If you drive the car for a little too long than its actual capacity then there would be steam or little amount of smoke coming out from the bonnet of the car.
Also, there are chances of smoke coming out from the needle that is present on the engine temperature gauge of the car. If the coolant was not provided to the car instantly, there were chances of the car starting to have faulty leaks or bursting of the entire fan connection system in the car.
3. Problem with the Brakes
The brakes of the car were fantastic in the beginning but after some time, they became a little too noisy and it was intolerable to the people who drove the car. The brake drums would easily catch dust and would result in the production of creaky noises from the brakes.
4. Problem with the Starting of the Engine
There were many issues reported with the start of the engine as sometimes it would take a lot of time to start and sometimes it would even not start at all, which would cause a lot of problems to the driver of the car. As per many reports, it was due to the problems in the battery terminal of the car or due to the internal cable connections.
Along with this, there were many problems with the fluid level sensor that was present in the expansion tank. The people reported that the car was always thirsty but it is not practically possible to feed the sports car in all small duration of time. It does not have a very strong building quality.
5. Problem with Transmission
The worst problems of all faced by the owners of the Mazda RX 8 was with the transmissions. There were many instances where the transmission used to refuse to budge at the exact time when the user depresses the clutch pedal and also attempts to move the stick shifter. This was the major cause why many sports car racers refused to drive the Mazda RX 8 model while racing.
Along with this, it was also reported by many of the racers that while they tried to pick up the car into the first gear from a stop position, the gears got asserted, which was a very poor pick up for the car. Also, the car needed too much of the adjusting of the shift cables and also the clutch linking. Being a sports car, it was next to impossible to fix and adjust the settings every time.
6. Problem with Gears
Generally, almost of the cars stay in the most designated manner, in a particular RPM range. The Mazda RX is one of the cars that faced the slipping of the gears and that too while driving along with getting neutral and refusing to start again.
For instance, when the driver mash the gas pedal in order to avoid the vehicle getting out of control, the car would come to such a position where the power will not pass through the wheels.
7. Problem with the Clutch
One of the biggest nightmares of the people who drive sports cars is the dragging clutch of the car. A dragging clutch is that which fails to disengage the entire clutch disk from the flywheel at the time when the driver of the car pushes the clutch pedal.
When the driver is attempting to shift the gears, the gears would refuse to shift because of all the spinning along with the engine. Along with the shifting of the gears, the car would also make a certain type of noises whenever the driver tries to apply the gears. The noise would not only disturb the driver every time but would also cause certain transmission issues.
8. Problem with the Engine Lights
It is very much necessary to have proper engine lights so that it can indicate whether the transmission of the car is proper or not. It is very much well known that there are sensors as they help to pick up the irregularities of the car and also anything else that is wrong with the car.
If there is anything wrong in the engine of the car, it is the engine light that helps the driver to know about it and perform a diagnostic scan and do something necessary.
9. Clunking and Humming
There are many cases of manual transmission with the engine of the car, which result in the humming or a slight buzzing sound. When the driver or the racer shifts the gears, there is a clunking sound and it becomes very important to check the sound before starting the car again.
The Mazda RX 8 model was one of the best models of the RX series. Despite all the amazing features, there were many problems that the people who owned the car were facing due to which the company decided to stop the production of the car. Starting right from the slight buzzing sound to the dragging clutch problems, there were many different problems that the car faced in its last years.