2011 Mazda RX-8 Transmission Service & Repairs

Show Your Mazda RX-8’s Transmission Some TLC

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.

What’s the Importance of Your 2011 RX-8’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. Mazda RX-8 transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore Mazda RX-8 transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your RX-8 at all.

Mazda Transmission Recommendations for 2011 RX-8s

According to Mazda, your RX-8’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. First off, Mazda recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2011 Mazda RX-8s at certain intervals with Mazda-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 2011  Mazda RX-8 transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your RX-8’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do Mazda RX-8 Transmission Repairs Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Mazda RX-8 transmission repairs and services. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your RX-8’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2011 Mazda RX-8 Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Mazda? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Mazda? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. Defying your RX-8 towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • Does my RX-8's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Mazda RX-8’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your Mazda. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.
  • Can my Mazda RX-8 leak transmission fluid? Over time, transmission fluid can leak from your Mazda RX-8, potentially causing transmission problems. A transmission fluid leak may be caused by a damaged transmission pan, faulty transmission cooler lines, worn-out seals, a cracked transmission housing, or an overfilled transmission.
  • Where can I get my  Mazda RX-8 transmission fixed? When your RX-8 transmission is acting up, Firestone Complete Auto Care is here to help. Book an appointment today for transmission system diagnostics and repairs.
  • Should I avoid driving my Mazda RX-8 if there is a transmission fluid leak? You should avoid driving with a transmission fluid leak. Your transmission system relies on transmission fluid to operate properly, and a leak may decrease performance, cause your RX-8 to overheat, or even lead to transmission failure.