2nd Generation (2009—2011) RX-8 Problems

This generations ranks 6th out of 38 Mazda generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the exhaust (100%), We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Manifold Fire 1 complaints at an average of 25,735 miles in the 2009 Mazda RX-8.

What RX-8 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Mazda model years.

Watch out for the 2009 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2011 0 2 98 0.0
2010 0 3 100 0.0
2009 1 3 102 0.69

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