Mazda Recalls More Than 104,000 RX-8 Vehicles at Risk of Fire, Steering Loss
Mazda will notify owners of the recalled vehicles and dealers will make all necessary repairs free of charge
Mazda North American Operations is recalling more than 104,000 model year 2004-2008 RX-8 vehicles for two separate reasons.
First, 35,332 model year 2004 Mazda RX-8 have a ball joint socket on the front suspension lower control arm that may crack and the ball joint may separate from the socket. If this occurs, it could lead to a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Next, heat from the engine and the exhaust may cause the main fuel pump pipe to crack on 69,447 model year 2004-2008 Mazda RX-8 vehicles. If the fuel pump pipe cracks, fuel may leak, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire.
Mazda will notify owners of the recalled RX-8 vehicles beginning on July 30, 2017. Local Mazda dealers will then make all necessary repairs related to the recalls free of charge to vehicle owners.
Owners with additional questions can contact Mazda customer service at (800) 222-5500. Reference recall number 1117E (steering loss) or 1017E (fire risk).