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Recall 15V869000

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures

Recall Details

The frontal passenger air bag inflator may rupture upon air bag deployment, spraying debris inside the passenger compartment. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The inflator of the passenger frontal air bag may rupture upon air bag deployment. This can spray metallic debris in the passenger compartment, further injuring occupants in an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Mazda must be performed by a Mazda dealership. Mazda will notify owners of affected vehicles. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mazda dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., December 23, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 23, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
374,519
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V869000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2003-2008 Mazda6 vehicles manufactured May 29, 2002, to May 5, 2008, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 vehicles manufactured July 1, 2005, to June 29, 2007, and a limited production of model year 2004 RX-8 vehicles manufactured June 25, 2003, to June 30, 2003. The inflators in the front passenger air bags are susceptible to rupture in the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the front passenger air bag.
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 passenger's frontal air bag with a new one, free of charge. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9015L. Note: This recall supersedes recalls 13V-130 and 14V-362 in their entirety. This recall partially supersedes recall 14V-773 in that model year 2003-2006 Mazda6 vehicles covered by that recall are now covered by this campaign.
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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