Mazda recalls B-series trucks with faulty airbags

Washington, D.C.  – January 11, 2024 – Mazda (OTCMKTS:MZDAY) is recalling 12,741 2004-2006 Mazda B-Series pickup trucks whose airbags may fail to deploy correctly in a crash, increasing the risk of an injury.  

This is the third recall for the issue and is closely linked to the infamous Takata airbag recall, which has claimed many lives.

Recall summary  

The airbag in a car is deployed by an inflator, which fills it with gas during a crash. The front passenger airbag inflators in the affected vehicle were replaced during a previous recall involving Takata airbag issues.

However, they were fitted incorrectly and may fail to inflate the airbag during a crash.

Recall risks

An airbag that fails to deploy in a crash increases the risk of an injury.  

Background of the recall

The affected trucks were recalled before in two separate recalls, one in December 2017, and the other in January 2018.  

Other Mazda recalls

In November 2023, Mazda recalled around 12,000 hatchback 3 series cars and CX-90 SUVs over defective rearview cameras

The repair

Dealers will reinstall the inflators free of charge. 

Owners should receive letters with more information on February 10, 2024.  

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

This Mazda airbag recall affects more than 10,000 trucks. To do a Mazda recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool

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