Mazda RX-8 News

2004-2008 Mazda RX-8 recalled for fire risk: nearly 70,000 U.S. vehicles affected
2004-2008 Mazda RX-8 recalled for fire risk: nearly 70,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Mazda is recalling RX-8 vehicles from the 2004 to 2008 model-years to address a problem with their fuel pumps. In some cases, that problem could pose a fire risk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the issue with the RX-8 is rooted in the fuel pump's sealing rings...Read More»

2008 Mazda MAZDA6 i Sport VE
Mazda Updates Takata Airbag Recall Again: 375,000 Mazda6, Mazdaspeed6, RX-8 Vehicles Affected

In November, the long, frustrating Takata recall reached a turning point. After months of stonewalling and foot-dragging, after numerous deaths and injuries had been linked to its exploding airbags, and after losing its biggest client (Honda), Takata finally admitted fault. The company was fined...Read More»

2006 Mazda RX-8
Mazda Updates Takata Recall List: Over 470,000 RX-8, Mazda6, Mazdaspeed6, B-Series Trucks Affected

In late May, Takata Corporation finally agreed to replace potentially deadly airbags found in vehicles across the U.S. Under certain conditions, the ammonium nitrate propellant Takata used in those devices can become very unstable, exploding upon deployment. To date, the airbags have caused at...Read More»

2016 Mazda 6
Mazda Expands U.S. Recalls Of Takata Airbags, Covering Vehicles Nationwide

While Takata balks at demands for a nationwide recall of vehicles equipped with its fatally flawed airbags and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration frets over what to do, Mazda is taking matters into its own hands. According to Reuters, the automaker has confirmed that it will expand...Read More»

2005 Honda CR-V SE
Honda, Mazda, Nissan Add Nearly 3 Million Vehicles To Massive Takata Airbag Recall [UPDATED]

UPDATED: See below Earlier this month, we told you about a massive recall of 844,277 Toyota, Lexus, and Pontiac vehicles from model years 2002-2004. Today, Honda, Mazda, and Nissan are recalling nearly three million vehicles for the same problem. All of those recalls stem from faulty airbag systems...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150
June 2012 Car Sales: The Best-Selling (And Worst-Selling) Vehicles

History, it’s said, is doomed to repeat itself. Nowhere is this more evident than in June's new car sales, particularly the monthly list of best (and worst) selling vehicles in the U.S. market. As with May’s numbers, the big winners seemed to be trucks and fuel-efficient sedans, while...Read More»

Vince and Larry, the crash-test dummies
The 6 Things To Know About Star Safety Ratings

While you might be perfectly happy with a two-star hotel or restaurant choice, you shouldn't ever settle for anything but five stars in a vehicle. As before, you'll find federal star ratings printed on the window sticker of all new vehicles. But this year, they're different. The National Highway...Read More»

2010 Mazda RX-8
Rumor: Mazda To Re-Launch RX-7, Retire RX-8

Folks of a certain age will no doubt recall the snazzy Mazda RX-7. In the early 1980s, while Van Halen fans were cruising the strip in Trans-Ams and Firebirds, their equally badass New Wave friends were tooling around in Madza's RWD sports coupe. (Hopefully, without their less-badass friends...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Equinox LS
Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell Vehicle At NAIAS GM/SAE Conference

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and General Motors are teaming up to present a press conference about development of the fuel cell at the Detroit Auto Show Wednesday. The presentation will be a part of the show's Education Day this Wednesday, January 21, and will kick off at 10:00 a.m. at...Read More»

2009 Mazda RX-8
First Drive: 2009 Mazda RX-8 R3

“Wow! Is that the new electric sportscar?” That’s what the excited young driver of a big Ford F-150 with a biodiesel sticker ran up to ask just after I’d parked the latest version of Mazda’s RX-8 sportscar, the R3. The fashionably scruffy passer-by obviously hadn’t seen the chromed...Read More»

2009 Mazda RX-8
The 2009 Mazda RX-8 Is Nigh

While I'm updating you on world affairs and new-car intros, it wouldn't hurt to point out the 2009 Mazda RX-8 has arrived stateside, and soon you'll be able to see one in the vivid sheetmetal flesh, Mazda tells us. The 2009 version marks the middle of the current sportscar's life cycle. The...Read More»

More Cars Turn to Costly Premium Fuel

There was a time, when gasoline was cheap, when motorists would often upgrade to premium fuel, hoping to “baby” their cars and trucks. In most cases, it was a waste of money. Vehicles designed to run on regular get little to no benefit from running on higher octane. These days, however...Read More»

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