The Problem: The pickups contain Takata-sourced driver's side airbag inflators that could rupture in a crash. The spray of metal shrapnel could injure or even kill occupants.
Injuries/Deaths: None reported in the Mazda pickups. However, a rupturing airbag inflator killed the driver in a Ford Ranger, which is identical to the B-Series.
The Fix: Mazda will replace the driver's side inflator.
If You Own One: Mazda plans to notify affected owners as soon as dealers have the replacement parts.
More Information: Mazda already recalled 442,266 driver's side Takata inflators and 416,475 of them on the passenger's side. The affected models included the 2003-2008 Mazda6, 2004-2006 B-Series, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6, 2004-2008 RX-8, and some examples of the 2004 MPV. Ford also issued an expanded safety campaign for 391,394 examples of the 2004-2006 Ranger.
WASHINGTON, DC (February 1, 2016) – Mazda has decided to recall all 2004–2006 model year B-Series Trucks with Takata driver-side frontal air bag inflators. Approximately 19,000 vehicles are affected in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Saipan.
There have been no reports of accidents or injuries on the Mazda-badged vehicles subject to this recall.
Model Year 2007-2009 B-Series Trucks with Takata passenger-side frontal air bag inflators are part of a previous recall. Approximately 19,000 vehicles are affected in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Saipan.
Below is a summary of Mazda models with a passenger- and/or driver-side front Takata air bag inflators currently being recalled.
Total Number of Driver's frontal air bag inflator - 442,266
Total Number of Passenger's frontal air bag inflator - 416,475
2004-2008 RX-8 (All Driver-side / Certain Passenger-side)
2004 MPV (Certain Vins only. Click here to see if your vehicle is included.)
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through more than 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.