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Recall 16V594000

Air Bags Fail To Deploy In A Crash

Recall Details

The air bag control unit (ACU) may not have been manufactured properly, resulting in moisture possibly damaging the unit. This could prevent the air bags from deploying as needed in an accident. Dealers will replace the ACU free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The air bags may fail to deploy in a crash due to a manufacturing issue with the air bag control unit. This would increase risk of occupant injury in a crash. 

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Mazda must be performed by a Mazda dealership. Mazda will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in October, 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 incomplete 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 9816H.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., August 11, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 11, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
PE15029
Potential Number of Units Affected
41,918
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V594000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Mazda6 vehicles manufactured February 4, 2008, to December 3, 2009. The protective coating may not have been properly applied to the air bag control unit (ACU) and, as a result, moisture may damage the unit causing it to malfunction.
Consequence
Failure of the ACU would illuminate the air bag warning light and prevent the air bags from deploying in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
Mazda dealers will replace the ACU, free of charge, however parts are not currently available. Mazda will send interim notifications to owners beginning October 3, 2016 and will mail a second notice when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9816H.
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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