Improperly sealed coating could preven airbags from deploying
Mazda North American Operations is recalling more than 40,000 model year 2009-2010 Mazda6 vehicles. The protective coating may not have been properly applied to the airbag control unit (ACU) and, as a result, moisture may damage the unit causing it to malfunction.
Failure of the ACU would illuminate the airbag warning light and prevent the airbags from deploying in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
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.
For further information regarding this recall, consumers may Mazda customer service at (800) 222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9816H.
To find out if your vehicle is affected by this recall, you can enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's online recall look-up tool.