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Takata Airbag Recall

25 October 2017 / by James van Zeeland (author) / Mazda Australia
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Takata Airbag Recall – Drivers Side or Passenger Side
Check your VIN here

Completion rates:
Mazda  Overall: 60%

Model Lines affected

Mazda2 (DE)    2010
Mazda2    2007-2015
Mazda RX-8    2008-2012
Mazda6    2002-2003
Mazda6, RX-8    2002-2004
Mazda6, RX-8, BT-50 ALPHA    2002-2011
Mazda6    2006-2009
Mazda B2500 & B2600    2002-2011
Mazda6, CX-7 & CX-9    2006-2012

Q1 What is the reason for this recall?

The Recall has been launched as part of a global Takata air bag recall campaign involving multiple manufacturers, the air bag inflator/inflators may have been exposed to moisture absorption over time, causing degradation of the inflator propellant. In the event of a collision, the inflator may rupture and cause the air bag to deploy abnormally, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant. 

Q2 How will I know if my car is affected by a vehicle recall?

You can enter your VIN on our dedicated recalls page to see if your vehicle has been affected. Alternatively, you can always contact your local Mazda Dealer to find out more

Q3 Do vehicles previously repaired need to be recalled again?

During the previous repair a new passenger side air bag inflator was installed to some Mazda6’s.  The passenger-side air bag inflator installed during the initial repair was a like part to the original component. This repair action was taken to eliminate the possible risk associated with moisture absorption over time.  Mazda is now contacting those owners to arrange a permanent fix replacement of the currently installed passenger air bag inflator with a revised type.

Q4 What is the brand of the air bag that is being fitted to my vehicle?

The brand of replacement component depends on the vehicle model. Some models are fitted with brand new replacement Takata components.

Q5 I have now sold my vehicle – how do I notify Mazda?

To update your details online go to the following link: www.mazda.com.au/update.

Other questions not answered: 

Should you have any queries in relation to this recall we encourage you to contact Mazda Customer Support on 1800 431 788 between 9:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, Eastern Standard Time.

You can also check the Takata Air Bag Recall page at the following link.


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