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.

Supplier
Mazda Australia Pty Ltd
Traders who sold this product

Mazda Authorised Dealers

Where the product was sold
Nationally
Dates available for sale
  • 10 July 2003 - 31 March 2009

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Product category