Mazda is recalling approximately 13,891 model-year 2009-2011 RX-8 and model-year 2006-2007 MazdaSpeed6 vehicles due to fuel pump issues. Improper installation of the fuel pump mounting rings can cause the rings to crack and leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire. Also, the RX-8 cars have fuel pump mounting rings that may degrade due to heat from the engine and exhaust pipe due to insufficient heat protection at the top sides of the fuel tank.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on Nov. 23. Owners may contact Mazda at 800-222-5500 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To resolve the issue, dealers will install new fuel pump mounting rings and RX-8 vehicles will also have thermal insulation pads added to the fuel tanks.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.