Mazda Australia Pty Ltd — Mazda RX-8
What are the defects?
The plastic fuel pump retaining rings on the fuel tank may be exposed to heat from the engine and exhaust pipes due to insufficient thermal insulation, causing heat deterioration of the plastic material of the pump retaining rings. In addition to the heat deterioration, a reaction force from the gasket (seal rubber) may be applied to the fuel pump rings.
Additionally, the fuel pump discharge pipe may have insufficient durability. The effects of fuel pressure and engine/exhaust heat may cause the pipe to deteriorate.
What are the hazards?
If the vehicle continues to be used in this condition, continued deterioration may lead to a crack in the pipe and fuel pump rings and cause a fuel leak, creating an increased risk of fire.
What should consumers do?
Mazda Australia will contact all affected customers by mail as soon as parts become available. Customers will be advised to present their vehicle to their preferred Mazda Dealer for the replacement of the fuel pump retainer rings and the fuel filter body and installation of thermal insulation pads onto the fuel tank at no charge. Consumers who require further information should contact Mazda Customer Support on 1800 034 411.
Mazda Authorised Dealers
- 10 July 2003 - 31 March 2009