RECALL Subject : Fuel Pump Sealing Rings may Leak Fuel
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V793000
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 69,447
Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 RX-8 vehicles manufactured April 10, 2003, to February 18, 2008. The affected vehicles have fuel pump sealing rings that may deteriorate due to exposure to heat from the engine or exhaust pipe.
The deteriorated seals may leak fuel, which, in the presence of an ignition source, can increase the risk of a fire.
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump sealing ring set and add a thermal insulation pad to the fuel tank, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Mazda will notify owners about the issue and will second a second notice when remedy parts are available. The manufacturer did not provide a schedule for these notifications. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda’s number for this recall is 0516J.