Two new recalls from Mazda combine to affect over 100,000 units of the RX-8.
The first recall affects certain model year 2004-2008 Mazda RX-8 vehicles. Due to heat from the engine and the exhaust, the main fuel pump pipe can crack, increasing the risk of a fire. A total of 69,447 vehicles are affected by the first recall and there have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue.
The second announced recall involves the 2004 Mazda RX-8 and affects 35,332 units. The issue is the ball joint socket on the front suspension lower control arm may crack, and the ball joint may separate from the socket. If the ball joint separates, steering control can be lost, increasing the risk of a crash. No reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue are known.
To resolve either or both issues, Mazda dealers will replace the front lower control arms and fuel pump filter kit, respectively, for free. The Japanese automaker will begin notifying owners for both recalls starting July 30.
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