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New safety recall notice - fuel tank

Post by Paul_13 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:28 pm

I had a recall letter through in the post today.

Safety recall on the fuel tank.

Thankfully the rx8 was a donor car. 2004 231.
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Re: New safety recall notice - fuel tank

Post by LeeW » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:22 pm

I got this too. Still haven't done the ones for the airbags to be fair.
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Re: New safety recall notice - fuel tank

Post by PaulAV » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:41 pm

Think this is an old one, or year specific, checked yesterday on the mazda UK site and nothing outstanding on mine(2007), already had the seal and airbags done.
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Re: New safety recall notice - fuel tank

Post by sKenDread » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:51 pm

PaulAV wrote:Think this is an old one, or year specific, checked yesterday on the mazda UK site and nothing outstanding on mine(2007), already had the seal and airbags done.
Same here, mines an 08 plate. Nothing outstanding yet
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Re: New safety recall notice - fuel tank

Post by casey » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:51 pm

Yep, this is an old recall, see related topic in the Members' area here;

viewtopic.php?f=58&t=76318&p=1234629

I got my reminder a few days ago too (I think it's the 3rd time :oops: ). I keep putting it off as I have upgraded my pump and didn't really want Mazda messing about after hearing some of the bad work by various Mazda dealers, but I will need to bite the bullet and get it sorted before the Spring.
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Post by warpc0il » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:04 pm

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Re: New safety recall notice - fuel tank

Post by Paul_13 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:06 pm

My bad. I searched for the recall notices and didn't find them

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Re: New safety recall notice - fuel tank

Post by Shagrington » Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:18 am

I got a recall notice today (or yesterday), haven't opened it yet, but I'd guess this is what it is ... I thought it was probably a repeat of the passenger airbag recall that I've neglected/put off having done for over a year too. :oops:
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Re: New safety recall notice - fuel tank

Post by casey » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:29 am

Shagrington wrote:
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... I thought it was probably a repeat of the passenger airbag recall that I've neglected/put off having done for over a year too. :oops:
I've not got that one done yet either :oops:
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Re: New safety recall notice - fuel tank

Post by HypoThermia » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:39 am

It would be better to get that recall done for the airbags - there's the possible impact on insurance cover to consider.
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Re: New safety recall notice - fuel tank

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:48 am

My dealer is investigating why I received this when they "claimed" for the job back in December!
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Re: New safety recall notice - fuel tank

Post by Lemon » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:08 pm

casey wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:51 pm
Yep, this is an old recall, see related topic in the Members' area here;

viewtopic.php?f=58&t=76318&p=1234629

I got my reminder a few days ago too (I think it's the 3rd time :oops: ). I keep putting it off as I have upgraded my pump and didn't really want Mazda messing about after hearing some of the bad work by various Mazda dealers, but I will need to bite the bullet and get it sorted before the Spring.
same a combination of not really having the time and a desire to take my car off the road soon anyway and it's fallen by the wayside.
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Re: New safety recall notice - fuel tank

Post by PaulAV » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:15 pm

Chris, if I remember correctly Tony replaced his fuel pump before the recall, then got a reimbursement from mazda on providing his receipt.
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Re: New safety recall notice - fuel tank

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:56 pm

Yes that’s correct and I advised the dealer of this therefore the only work they did was to replace the main sealing rings and did not touch the actual pump body itself.
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Re: New safety recall notice - fuel tank

Post by goodeggbob » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:49 pm

I have recently had a recall for the 04 rx8,that i originally bought just for the engine,as it was very likely to fail the mot due to rear arch corrosion.
My son and i sorted the welding,got mot and it's still going strong now,10 months later.
Anyway,back to the recall. It has 4 recalls on it,passenger airbag,2 fuel issues and best of all,front lower arms. Having just the arms done will be worth about twice as much as the car is worth in spares alone,obviously it is booked in to be sorted, not bad for a car that cost peanuts in the first place.

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Re: New safety recall notice - fuel tank

Post by Vj4sothername » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:18 pm

goodeggbob wrote:I have recently had a recall for the 04 rx8,that i originally bought just for the engine,as it was very likely to fail the mot due to rear arch corrosion.
My son and i sorted the welding,got mot and it's still going strong now,10 months later.
Anyway,back to the recall. It has 4 recalls on it,passenger airbag,2 fuel issues and best of all,front lower arms. Having just the arms done will be worth about twice as much as the car is worth in spares alone,obviously it is booked in to be sorted, not bad for a car that cost peanuts in the first place.
With news like that I almost one mine to have a recall! I have checked a few times and it says nothing outstanding.
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Re: New safety recall notice - fuel tank

Post by goodeggbob » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:04 am

iTHINK THE LOWER ARM RECALL ONLY COVERED CARS UP TO 04 PLATE,
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Re: New safety recall notice - fuel tank

Post by Paul_13 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:16 am

NO NEED TO SHOUT
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Post by Techathy » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:23 am

That looks like a caps lock inversion to me.

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Post by warpc0il » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:47 am

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Post by Vj4sothername » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:53 pm

WHAt?
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Re: New safety recall notice - fuel tank

Post by PaulAV » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:59 pm

Who?
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Re: New safety recall notice - fuel tank

Post by Paul_13 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:13 pm

LOUD NOISES
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Re: New safety recall notice - fuel tank

Post by warpc0il » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:20 pm

My nearest dealer is now Ballyroberts Mazda in Newtownabbey, 47 miles round trip, since the actual local dealership (Shaws of Bangor) declined to renew their franchise last year.

They have finally given me a date (11-12th Feb) to do the recalls, as they've been waiting for the lower suspension arms to come back in Mazda Europe stock.

Given that it's going to take at least two days, they've agreed to provide a courtesy car but "it has to be on our insurance" :shock:

Basically I have to take out temporary insurance, for which my ins co charges a minimum of £28 for up to one weeks cover.

I challenged that with both the Dealer and with Mazda Customer Relations and got nowhere.

Mazda says that "the car is being provided free" which is all that is required by the recall, and that any insurance cover costs is not down to them.

My previous experience has been in the south east of England where Dealers have to compete for business and customers wouldn't stand for this crap. It's not so easy when the next closest Dealer is over in Lisbon (over 50 miles) and has rep for breaking cars.

I suspect that the Ballyroberts dealer has courtesy cars that are normally provided to customers while their car is having accident repair work, so all associated costs and already being handled by their (customers) insurance policy.

Anyway, I need to find the drill, guide and instructions, as they'll have to modify the new arms to fit my Racing Beat ARB drop-links
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Re: New safety recall notice - fuel tank

Post by goodeggbob » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:02 pm

Hello all, my 04 car is going in for fuel,airbags and lower arms on tuesday. Does anyone know of any reason why i can't ask for the old arms back,assuming they come off in one piece. I guess you have probably worked out why i would want them back,but i am going to claim i want them for testing ,in order to understand why they might fail.
My question is,does the dealership have a legal obligation to scrap them to avoid them being used again,thanks,rob.

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