Mazda Steps up Airbag Recall

By Staff Writer July 16, 2019

Mazda North America Operations is recalling 237 2009-10 Mazda RX-8 vehicles that were previously recalled under recall 18V-017 but have not yet been repaired.

These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July.

Mazda's number for this recall is 2618F. This recall supersedes recall 18V017.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 16 July 2019 13:52