Mazda Vehicles with Dangerous Takata Airbags Subject to Recall
Unsafe airbags manufactured by Takata are prompting a considerable recall from Mazda.
The North American branch of the automaker is recalling almost 375,000 model year 2003-2008 Mazda6, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6, and 2004 RX-8 vehicles. The inflators in the front passenger airbags are susceptible to rupture in the event of a crash that necessitates the deployment of the front passenger airbag.
In this event, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger's frontal airbag with a new one, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet released a schedule for this recall.
Owners with questions about this recall can contact Mazda customer service at (800) 222-5500.