46,400 Mazda Vehicles Affected by Takata Passenger-Side Airbag Recall

46,400 Mazda Vehicles Affected by Takata Passenger-Side Airbag Recall
December 15, 2014

More than 46,400 Mazda vehicles are affected by an expanded regional recall related to Takata passenger-side airbags.

Mazda is recalling certain model year 2003-2006 Mazda6, and 2004-2005 RX-8, MPV, and B-series vehicles that were sold, or registered, in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Puerto Rico, Saipan and Guam. This recall expands a previous one issued in October.

Experts believe that the high absolute humidity in these geographic areas can cause the propellant in the Takata-made airbags to become unstable. As a result, the airbag inflator can explode when it is deployed during an accident.

Millions of vehicles have been recalled due to numerous deaths and injuries caused by exploding Takata airbags.

Citing a design difference, passenger-side airbags were not included in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) request for a national recall of cars with Takata driver-side airbags.

Mazda will notify owners affected by the recall, but has not yet provided a notification schedule. Dealers will replace the front-passenger airbag inflator, free of charge.

For more information, owners can contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 8114L.

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