Mazda has issued a global recall for its products due to the Takata airbag issue. Some South African customer vehicles have been affected. Here's what you need to know.
The Takata Airbag saga is still unresolved and yet another brand has been forced to issue a recall to rectify its affected cars. After investigative recalls by Mazda Japan and Mazda North America, Mazda global has issued a recall and South African customers are affected. Essentially, the Takata-manufactured airbags are faulty and while there has been no "abnormal deployment or dangerous flaws" found in Mazda products, the Japanese are taking no chances.
South African Mazda customers take heed:
- An estimated 19 000 cars are affected
- The vehicles are the Mazda2, Mazda6 and Mazda RX-8 produced from 2003
- The affected vehicles have VIN numbers starting with MM6DE, JM6GG and JMZSE.
According to Mazda Southern Africa, "We will be conducting a repair procedure to replace the driver-side air bag and / or passenger-side air bag inflator with an improved unit on the possibly affected vehicles." If you believe your vehicle is affected, please contact the Mazda SA Dealer Network or the Mazda SA Customer Care Centre on 0860 069 700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.