Hello and welcome back to another recall update.
Mazda recently recalled nearly 20,000 of its B-Series trucks from the 2004 to 2006 model years.
All affected vehicles are made with Takata driver side frontal air bags, which could rupture in a crash due to propellant degradation.
Based on the air bag supplier’s investigations, this risk only arises after several years of exposure to extreme conditions.
In affected vehicles, it’s possible that an inflator rupture would launch metal fragments through the air bag at high speeds in the event of a crash, greatly increasing the risk of driver injury.
Owners of the affected B-Series trucks will be informed of the recall in mid-January, and can return the vehicles to a Mazda dealership for free replacement.
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