Mazda Recalls RX-8 Sports Car for Heat-Related Fuel Leaks

2009 Mazda RX-8

Mazda has recalled its rotary-powered RX-8 to fix fuel pumps that could develop leaks due to prolonged exposure to heat from the car’s exhaust.

Transport Canada’s recall notice says that rubber sealing rings in the pump could dry out and crack due to heat and cause a fuel leak. Mazda’s fix is to install new sealing rings on the fuel pump, and add insulation to the fuel tank to prevent future heat soaking.

This recall affects nearly 6,800 examples of the RX-8 sold in model years 2004 through 2008 — which is probably every RX-8 sold in Canada during that five-year period.

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Chris Chase

Chris Chase

As a child, Chris spent much of his time playing with toy cars in his parents’ basement; when his mother would tell him to go play outside, he made car sounds while riding his bicycle or dug roads for his toys in the flower garden. Now he gets to indulge his obsession playing with real cars that make their own cool noises, and gets paid for it.