hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,023 miles

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problem #5

Oct 082005


  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Mazda Rx-8. while driving in stop and go traffic the bracket that holds the pedal in place broke and the clutch pedal fell to the floor. The vehicle was towed to the contacts residence. The vehicle was not inspected or repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileages were 102000.

- Pen Brook Pines , FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 082010


  • Manual transmission
  • 63,400 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Mazda Rx-8. the contact was driving approximately 15 mph attempting to make a turn. The gear selector was shifted into first gear and the clutch traveled to the floor. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The failure was contributed to the clutch assembly. The estimated cost to replace the clutch assembly was $390. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The contact was in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The failure and current mileages were 63,400. Updated 06/08/10. Updated 09/28/10

- Raleigh , NC, USA

problem #3

Mar 102010


  • 66,000 miles
1. driving on the freeway at about 50 mph exiting off a long off ramp. 2. clutch pedal broke. Pushed clutch in and heard a loud "crack!". barely got the car into first gear and into a parking lot where it was doa and had to be towed. The pedal was bent and nearly stuck behind the brake pedal. 3. no repair. Dealer asking $595 to repair. I can't afford it (I am unemployed and couldn't find a single job in a year and a half).

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 312008


  • 49,600 miles
I have a 2005 Mazda RX8 and for the past 2 years the dealership has replaced my clutch pedal assembly 3 times because of a loud squeal when pressing the clutch pedal. My most recent visit they replaced it again.. the other night I was out with my girlfriend driving long distances and my pedal began to feel really strange and it didn't seem to want to shift properly.. I drop her off and I go home the next morning I wake up to clean my car and I back up and then move forward and my shifter is completely stuck! and the clutch pedal is literally touching the brake pedal.. I tried to see I could still turn the car on and the pedal stuck to the floor as if there were no clutch fluid.. fortunately we were not driving when this happened but this is a danger to many people who are driving manual transmissions. Upon inspection the thins bracket that holds the assembly together was torn... the vehicle will be at the dealership for the next few days for repairs.. it has 49,600 miles approx.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 102007

RX-8 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 34,116 miles
My Mazda Rx-8 has a manual transmission, and the clutch bracket just broke off for no special reason. It is to my understanding that under any circumstances these components should not break. Mazda did fix it for me. Funny thing is Mazda tech line saids this is a time warranty repair* only. This clutch bracket problem is a very well known issue in the Rx-8 community, but Mazda just keep replacing broken brackets and wait for user's warranty period is over. I just do not understand what do Mazda mean by "one time repair" only. What I concern now is that. What if the clutch bracket breaks when im driving on the highway at 50 miles an hour? it will not be funny and I might just die. Another thing is that, Mazda always try to blame it on aftermarket parts for their own failure. There should be a lot of Rx-8 user complaining about this clutch bracket issue. Please check.

- Forest Hills, NY, USA