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Recall 15V346000

Front Passenger Air Bag Defect

Recall Details

In a crash that deploys the passenger front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

Our Quick Take

When deployed in a crash, the passenger front air bag inflator can rupture. As a result, metal fragments from the inflator can strike occupants.

What Should You Do?

Mazda will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning in July, 2015. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Mazda recall number is 8315F.

Body, Interior & Misc., June 4, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 4, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
EA15001
Potential Number of Units Affected
27,149
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V346000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 Mazda B-series light trucks manufactured from April 17, 2003, through May 2, 2006. The affected vehicles are equipped with a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon deployment.
Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the the passenger side frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by the end of July 2015. Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 8315F. Note: This recall expands and partially supersedes recall 14V773 as to the model year 2004 through 2006 Mazda B-series vehicles only.
Notify
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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