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Recall 16V048000

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

Recall Details

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may rupture and spray metal fragments upon deployment. This is due to excessive internal pressure in the inflator. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The inflator that deploys the driver's frontal air bag in the event of an accident may rupture and spray metal fragments onto vehicle occupants. This can increase risk of serious injury or death.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Mazda must be performed by a Mazda dealership. Mazda will notify owners of affected vehicles in March, 2016. 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. The Mazda recall number is 9116A.

Body, Interior & Misc., January 29, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 29, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
19,781
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V048000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 B-Series trucks manufactured April 17, 2003, to May 2, 2006. Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver'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 driver side frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 25, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9116A.
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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