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Mazda RX-8 Recall 04V074000

The Passenger Front Seat Airbag May Not Function as Designed

Recall Details

The front passenger seat airbag may be wired incorrectly. In this case, the airbag will not provide adequate protection if the vehicle is involved in a frontal crash. Dealers will install a new wiring harness in the front passenger seat airbag system to correct this concern. This recall began on March 5, 2004. The Mazda recall number is 1604B-B.

Our Quick Take

If the vehicle is involved in a front end crash, the passenger front seat airbag may not provide the protection it was designed for, increasing the risk of personal injury.

What Should You Do?

Please contact your Mazxa dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Body, Interior & Misc., March 5, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
March 5, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
29,300
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V074000
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Summary
AS A RESULT OF AN NCAP TEST, CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES ARE BEING RECALLED FOR IMPROPERLY WIRED FRONT PASSENGER SEAT AIR BAGS.
Consequence
THE AIR BAG WILL NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION WHEN THE VEHICLE IS INVOLVED IN A FRONTAL CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW WIRING HARNESS IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT AIR BAG SYSTEM. THE RECALL BEGAN MARCH 5, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.
Notes
MAZDA RECALL NO. 1604B-B.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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