The engine in my RX8 shuts off on its own occasionally when in a parking lot


Asked by Sep 14, 2014 at 11:33 PM about the 2007 Mazda RX-8 Touring

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This has happened three times.  The first time I was backing out of a parking spot. The
dash lights flickered a bit then the engine turned off.  When I turned the key it started
just fine.  About two weeks later it happened again.  I was backing out of a parking
spot again.  I had my headlights on.  The headlights dimmed and the dash lights
flickered.  The engine died.  The third time I was driving slowly through a parking lot.  
My headlights started to dim and I could hear the engine struggling so I stepped on the
gas and that prevented it from turning off.

3 Answers


There has to be trouble codes stored in the ECU. Go to AutoZone and get the codes read for free. That way you can fix it right the first time without throwing parts at it.

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Jonathan Cuenca

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Check your battery connections and if they are in good shape, have your battery/charging system checked first. Auto zone is a great answer. if you can get your car there maybe the check engine light will read a code which tell you the general area of the problem.

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