Chrysler, Mazda Expand Takata Airbag Recalls

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Two automakers are expanding their Takata-airbag-related recalls. Chrysler is adding more than 200,000 vehicles to its regional recall of front passenger-side airbag inflators, while Mazda is following Honda’s lead and expanding its recall of approximately 330,000 vehicles to now include the driver-side Takata airbag.

Related: What Cars Are Included in the Takata Airbag Recall

In late November, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told Chrysler to expand its June recall of cars with defective Takata airbags by Dec. 1. The expanded recall is for 208,783 older-model vehicles in areas with high humidity, according to a statement from Chrysler. The automaker’s original recall included about 69,000 cars in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Chrysler’s latest recall affects vehicles purchased, ever registered in or still registered in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas as well as American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The recalled cars are:

  • 2003-2005 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup
  • 2003-2005 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup
  • 2003-2005 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup
  • 2004-2005 Dodge Durango
  • 2005 Chrysler 300, 300C, SRT8
  • 2005 Dodge Magnum
  • 2005 Dodge Dakota pickup

Owners will be notified beginning Feb. 8, according to Chrysler, and service will be performed free of charge. Customers with questions can call the automaker at 800-853-1403.

Mazda is expanding its Takata-airbag recall to include the driver-side airbag, the automaker said in a news release Friday. The 2004-08 Mazda6 sedan and RX-8 sports car are affected by this expansion. The automaker said that a 2005 Mazda6 in Florida experienced “abnormal driver-side airbag deployment,” but there’s no word on what happened. Last week, Mazda expanded its Takata-airbag-related recall to include the Gulf Coast states as well as both driver- and front passenger–side airbag inflators. For more info, owners can call Mazda at 800-222-5500. photo by Evan Sears

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