More Mazda vehicles added to Takata Airbag Recall

Mazda6, CX-7 and CX-9 also recalled

The Takata Airbag Recall is continuing to expand with more Mazda cars sold in Australia now also affected.

Previously affecting Mazda6 models sold in Australia between 2002 and 2011, a new recall notice has just been released by the ACCC showing Mazda6 cars sold as late as April 2013 are also included.

The new advice also includes recall action for the same airbag problem for some Mazda CX-7 and CX-9 SUVs.

Is your Mazda affected? Check your VIN here.

All of the affected vehicles involved in the updated advice were sold in Australia between the 15th of November 2006 and the 30th of April 2013.

Once again, the recall notice advises that in the affected vehicles, continued exposure of the passenger-side airbag inflator to high levels of absolute humidity may cause the front air bag inflator housing to rupture and deploy abnormally in the event of a crash.

What are the hazards?

An inflator rupture could result in metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring vehicle occupants.

What should consumers do?

Mazda Australia will contact affected customers by mail to present their vehicle to their preferred Mazda Dealer for the replacement of the passenger side airbag inflator at no charge.

Further info is also available from Mazda Customer Support on 1800 034 411.

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