Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s):
Manufacturer's Report Date:

June 19, 2014

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

14V344000

NHTSA Action Number:

N/A

Component:

AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected:

34,600

Summary:

Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is conducting a limited regional recall for certain model year 2003-2007 Mazda6, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6, 2004 MPV, and 2004-2008 RX-8 vehicles originally sold in, or currently registered in Florida, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment of the driver side and/or passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence:

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of either of the frontal air bags, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.

Remedy:

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace any defective air bag inflators, as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is SSP96.

Notes:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration