Mazda RX-8

Mazda’s recall for fuel leakage to RX-8 extends to US market

Mazda Motor Corporation’s recall for the RX-8 conducted in late October has expanded to the US market as well.

This recall is the result of inadequate heat insulation for its fuel pump sealing rings, which could deteriorate from exposure to heat from the engine or exhaust pipe.

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the US of this recall for the RX-8. According to the NHTSA, “the deteriorated seals may leak fuel, which, in the presence of an ignition source, can increase the risk of a fire.”

The recall applies to 69,447 units of 2004-2008 RX-8 models produced between April 10, 2003 and February 18, 2008.

MNAO will be contacting the owners of these vehicles. The fuel pump sealing rings will be replaced and a thermal insulation pad will be added to the fuel tank at its dealerships.

(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)