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Recall 16V793000

Fuel Pump Seal Leaks Fuel

Recall Details

The sealing rings for the fuel pump may deteriorate when exposed to the heat of the engine or exhaust over time, and may leak. Dealers will replace the fuel pump sealing ring set and add a thermal insulation pad to the fuel tank free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The sealing rings for the fuel pump may deteriorate and leak fuel. This would cause a fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Mazda must be performed by a Mazda dealership. Mazda will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mazda dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Mazda recall number is 0516J.

Affected Cars

Exhaust & Emissions, October 31, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 31, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
69,447
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V793000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
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.
Notify
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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