Mazda Recalls 70,000 RX-8 Sport Cars In U.S.

"The deteriorated seals may leak fuel, which in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire."

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Japan automaker Mazda is about to recall 70,000 of its RX-8 sports cars manufactured between 2004 to 2008 in the United States. The recall is to fix an issue with fuel pump sealing rings.

The fuel pump sealing rings may leak and catch fire, and that will lead to life threatening incidents. These reports were revealed by the US safety regulators on Tuesday.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement that, "The affected vehicles have fuel pump sealing rings that may deteriorate due to exposure to heat from the engine or exhaust pipe."

"The deteriorated seals may leak fuel, which in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire."

Mazda Motor Corp said that it will notify the owners of the RX-8 and replace the fuel pump sealing ring set for free. Till now, the automaker didn't mention any accidents or injuries caused by the leakage.

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