Mazda Recalls Cars for Air Bag Issues Featured
Mazda North American Operations is recalling 41,918 model year 2009-10 Mazda6 vehicles manufactured Feb. 4, 2008 to Dec. 3, 2009. The protective coating may not have been properly applied to the air bag control unit and, as a result, moisture may damage the unit causing it to malfunction.Failure of the ACU would illuminate the air bag warning light and prevent the air bags from deploying in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.Mazda dealers will replace the ACU, free of charge. Parts, however, are not currently available. Mazda will send interim notifications to owners beginning Oct. 3 and will mail a second notice when remedy parts are available. Mazda's number for this recall is 9816H.