Recall Alert: 2004-2008 Mazda RX-8

08_Mazda_RX-8_Recall.jpg 2008 Mazda RX-8 | Manufacturer image


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 70,000 model-year 2004-08 Mazda RX-8 sports coupes manufactured between April 10, 2003, and Feb. 18, 2008

The Problem: Fuel pump sealing rings may deteriorate due to exposure to heat from the engine or exhaust pipe, causing a fuel leak, which in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the fuel pump sealing ring set and add a thermal insulation pad to the fuel tank for free.

What Owners Should Do: Mazda did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule but will send an initial notification, then a second when the necessary parts become available. Owners can call the automaker at 800-222-5500 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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Editor’s note: This post was updated Dec. 5 to correct the phone number for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline. The correct number is 888-327-4236.

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