Mazda is recalling 69,447 model year 2004-2008 RX-8s manufactured April 10, 2003, to February 18, 2008. This recall is due to the vehicles having fuel pump sealing rings that may deteriorate due to exposure to engine or exhaust pipe heat. These deteriorated seals may leak fuel, which, in the presence of an ignition source, can increase the risk of a fire.
Mazda has said that they 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 also notify owners about the issue and will send a second notice when remedy parts are available. The manufacturer did not provide a schedule for these notifications. Owners may also contact Mazda customer service themselves, via telephone at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda’s number for this recall is 0516J.