— Older Mazda RX-8 and MazdaSpeed6 vehicles are recalled because fuel leaks could lead to fires.
The 2009-2011 Mazda RX-8 and 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 vehicles may have improper installation of the fuel pump mounting rings that can cause the rings to crack.
Mazda also says the RX-8 cars have fuel pump mounting rings that may degrade due to heat from the engines and exhaust pipes due to insufficient heat protection at the top sides of the fuel tanks.
This can also cause the rings to crack and leak fuel.
Mazda RX-8 and Mazdaspeed6 owners should be aware of fuel odors or fuel under the vehicles. The fuel leak problems are serious, but Mazda says no fires or crashes have been reported.
Nearly 5,000 RX-8 cars and nearly 9,000 Mazdaspeed6 vehicles are recalled in the U.S. A recall in Canada includes more than 2,400 vehicles.
Mazda recall notices will be mailed November 23, 2021. Mazda dealers will install new fuel pump mounting rings, and RX-8 vehicles will also have thermal insulation pads added to the fuel tanks.
Mazda owners may contact the automaker at 800-222-5500 and ask for information about recall 5121I.