What's Wrong with the Mazda RX-8?

RX-8 owners have made 27 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the engine (48%), followed by the steering (25%) and the interior (11%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the RX-8.

Comparing RX-8 Generations

Watch out for the 1st generation's (2004–2008) 3.51 PainRank™, which is the worst of 2 generations. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
2nd Gen RX-8 2009–2011
1 0.23
1st Gen RX-8 2004–2008
26 3.51

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    The Worst RX-8 Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the and 2011 (0).