Mazda has recalled its older-generation Mazda 6 (GG, GY), RX-Eight (FE) and BT-50 (UN) style strains offered between 2002 and 2011 as a part of the continued Takata airbag marketing campaign.
According to the Japanese producer, Takata has known that the chemical ammonium nitrate – used as a propellant within the airbag inflator – might degrade through the years if subjected to positive environmental prerequisites.
If the situation happens, the airbag’s steel inflator may rupture when deployed, propelling steel fragments and shrapnel into the cabin. This poses an important possibility of damage, even loss of life.
For this actual understand, Mazda has known that some affected cars are fitted with ‘alpha’ airbags, in a different way referred to as inflators that weren't produced in keeping with design requirements and are subsequently at upper possibility of misdeployment and harming occupants.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recommends that cars suffering from an alpha airbag recall will have to no longer be pushed, as opposed to to power directly to the broker to have alternative portions put in.
Meanwhile, different cars suffering from this understand are fitted with ‘beta’ airbags – inflators that have been manufactured in keeping with design requirements, even though the degrading in their propellant through the years method they nonetheless pose a security possibility.
Affected cars have been offered from 22 August 2012 thru 28 June 2011. The rundown of which fashions have alpha and/or beta airbags are as follows:
Mazda 6 (GG1031) sedan/hatch – alpha and beta
Mazda 6 (GY1031) wagon – alpha and beta
Mazda 6 (GG1032) sedan/hatch – beta handiest
Mazda 6 (GY1032) wagon – beta handiest
Mazda6 (GG10R2) Hatch – beta handiest
Mazda6 (GY10R2) Wagon – beta handiest
RX-Eight (FE1031) – alpha and beta
BT-50 (UNY0*three/UNY0*four) ute/cab chassis – beta handiest
VIN lists for the recalled gadgets are hyperlinks to the corresponding style line: Mazda 6, Mazda RX-Eight and Mazda BT-50.
Owners of the affected cars are prompt to touch their native broker, Mazda Australia on 1800 034 411, or take a look at their VIN at the corporate’s web page – www.mazda.com.au/recollects/
If your automobile has an ‘alpha’ airbag, right away prepare for a alternative. All maintenance can be performed for free.
This newest recall follows any other Mazda Takata understand initially of August, and is derived lower than two months after an Australian motorist was once killed by means of a inaccurate Takata airbag in New South Wales – the primary recognized case within the nation.
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Mazda 6, RX-Eight, BT-50 recalled for Takata airbags