Mazda Expands Takata Airbag Recall


The list of vehicles affected by the Takata airbag recall continues to grow. Mazda announced an expansion of the number of Mazda6 cars affected and added a new vehicle to the list: the B-Series pickup truck, formerly under a regional campaign. It’s not surprising since the B-Series is related to the Ford Ranger, which is already under recall. At issue in the B-Series are faulty passenger-side airbag inflators that could rupture, leading to injuries and even death.

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According to Mazda, the B-Series recall expansion affects approximately 12,500 model-year 2004-06 trucks.

Previously, the 2004-2008 Mazda6 and RX-8 were under national recall for faulty driver-side airbags; the expansion now includes model-year 2003 Mazda6 vehicles. Model-year 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 cars manufactured between Aug. 4, 2005, and June 29, 2007, are also being recalled for faulty driver-side airbags. There are no build-date boundaries for the affected model years of the RX-8 and non-Mazdaspeed Mazda6.

A smaller group of 2003-2006 Mazda6s, 2004-2005 RX-8s and 2004-2005 MPVs are also under recall for passenger-side airbags in areas of high absolute humidity. Mazda will begin owner notification in July. Owners can call Mazda at 800-222-5500 or NHTSA at 888-327-4236 for more information. Click here for an updated list of all Takata recalls.

Editor’s note: This post was updated on June 9 after Mazda sent an updated list of recalled cars.

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