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.
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 Cars.com an updated list of recalled cars.