Mazda Recalls More Than 200,000 Vehicles for Air Bags

By Staff Writer July 10, 2018

Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling 269,618 2003-08 Mazda6, 2006-07 Mazdaspeed6 and 2004 MPV vehicles nationwide.

Mazda is also recalling 2005-06 MPV vehicles in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these passenger air bag inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July.

Mazda's number for this recall is 2618F. Note: This recall partially supersedes recall 16V354.

Last modified on Tuesday, 10 July 2018 12:48