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Mazda Recalls About 70K Cars Over Fire Risk



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    A Mazda RX-8 turbo concept car is unveiled at an Australian auto show on October 7, 2004.

    About 70,000 roughly decade-old Mazdas are being recalled due to issues with their fuel pump sealing rings that pose a fire risk, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    The affected RX-8 models are from 2004-2008, and heat exposure from the engine or exhaust pipe can cause the sealing rings to deteriorate, which raises the risk of a fire being ignite from leaking fuel.

    Mazda is remedying the situation by contacting owners of affected vehicles so the sealing ring set can be replaced fo free, and an insulation pad adding to the fuel tank.

    Anyone with questions can contact Mazda at 800-222-5500; the recall number is 0516J.