Mazda North American Operations has announced a new recall for several different vehicles due to a problem with the Takata airbag inflators.
The firm states that the inflators in the front passenger airbags might rupture in the event of a crash and spray shrapnel at the occupants, resulting in serious injury or even death.
Owners of the 2003-2008 Mazda 6, made between May 29, 2002, to May 5, 2008, the 2006-227 Mazdaspeed6 produced between July 1,2005, to June 29, 2007, and the limited 2004 RX-8 built between June 25 and June 30, 2003 should be aware of this issue.
A recall notification schedule for Mazda's newest safety campaign hasn’t been disclosed at this point, but the company did announce that its dealers will inspect the affected vehicles and replace the passenger's frontal airbag with a new one, free of charge.
If you happen to be in possession of one of the aforementioned cars, then you can find out more on the topic by contacting the Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500 or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
This isn’t the first time that Mazda vehicles have been affected by the Takata airbag scandal and let's not forget that the Japanese brand joined other automakers a couple of years ago in a 3.4-million unit recall.