0516J – Fuel Pump Sealing Rings may Leak Fuel – 2004-2008 Mazda RX-8

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V793
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 69,447

Manufacturer: Mazda North American Operations

 

SUMMARY:

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.

 

CONSEQUENCE:

The deteriorated seals may leak fuel, which, in the presence of an ignition source, can increase the risk of a fire.

 

REMEDY:

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.

 

NOTES:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

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