Mazda Motor Corporation extends the Airbag Recall Campaign on certain Mazda2, Mazda6 and Mazda RX-8 vehicles 

Mazda has announced a formal global recall covering a wider manufacturing period in order to place the highest priority on the safety of Mazda customers. This recall follows investigative recalls by Mazda in Japan and North America for three different types of Takata Corporation manufactured inflators and although no cases of abnormal deployment or dangerous flaws have been found in any Mazda vehicles in the course of the investigative recall; the concern had deemed an extended formal recall campaign necessary.

To date it has been recorded that an additional estimated 19 000 units are affected in South Africa. These units include Mazda2, Mazda6 and Mazda RX-8 vehicles. Driver-side inflators in Mazda6 vehicles produced from April 2002 to October 2007 and in Mazda RX-8 vehicles produced from January 2003 to August 2007. Affected passenger-side inflators include those in Mazda6 vehicles produced from April 2002 to October 2007, Mazda RX-8 vehicles produced between August 2003 to August 2007 and Mazda2 vehicles produced from May 2007 through to October 2014.

They are equipped with the “PSDI-4” driver-side air bag inflator, the “SDI-160” driver side air bag inflator, or the “SPI”, “SDI-230” and the “PSPI” passenger-side air bag inflators.

Model

Driver-side

inflators

Production Dates

Passenger-side inflators

Production Dates

Mazda2

No

N/A

Yes

May ’07 to Oct ‘14

Mazda6

Yes

Apr ‘02 to Oct ‘07

Yes

Apr ‘02 to Oct ‘07

RX-8

Yes

Jan ‘03 to Aug ‘07

Yes

Aug ‘03 to Aug ‘07

 

These affected units will have VIN numbers starting with MM6DE, JM6GG and JMZSE.

The recall is due to an inappropriate production condition and storage of the propellant in the inflator. The density of the propellant may be insufficient in the inflator. This might cause the propellant to ignite abnormally at the time of airbag deployment and potentially result in extremely high inner pressure of the inflator causing a rupture of the inflator case.  In a case of a rupture, the airbag might not deploy as designed and may lead to injury.

Mazda Southern Africa is 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.

Although the number of affected vehicles will be subject to further review and may change, Mazda SA urges all owners with possibly affected Mazda2, Mazda6 and Mazda RX-8 vehicles to contact the Mazda SA Dealer Network or the Mazda SA Customer Care Centre on 0860 069 700 or email customercare@mazda.co.za 

 

Mazda Dealership Network

Mazda Eastern Cape: Eastern Cape Motors Mazda East London, East London - 043 704 4000 | Eastern Cape Motors Mazda Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth - 041 399 1333 | Mazda Cradock, Cradock - 048 881 0087 | Mazda Queenstown, Queenstown - 045 839 7153

Mazda Free state: Mazda Bloemfontein, Bloemfontein - 051 447 5332 | Mazda Welkom, Welkom - 057 355 6308 | Scott Auto Mazda, Bethlehem - 058 303 0549

Mazda Gauteng: Allen Joss Mazda, Pretoria North - 012 567 5171 | Barloworld Mazda Bruma, Bruma - 011 856 4000 | Ben Morgenrood Mazda, Randfontein - 011 412 3370 | CMH Mazda Hatfield, Hatfield - 012 001 2610 | CMH Mazda Randburg, Randburg - 011 509 7301 | CMH Mazda Menlyn, Menlyn - 012 001 1624 | Eagle Mazda, JHB Central & Surrounds - 011 531 3100 | Fury Mazda Midrand, Midrand - 010 492 3700 | Fury Mazda Sandton, Sandton (Witkoppen) - 010 020 2972 | Fury Mazda Fourways, Johannesburg - 010 020 2320 | Imperial Mazda Germiston, Germiston - 011 023 6000 | Lazarus Mazda, Centurion - 012 678 0000 | Mazda Clearwater, Roodepoort -010 493 3860 | Mazda East Rand, Boksburg - 011 823 1261 | Mazda Edenvale, Edenvale - 011 609 3068 | Mazda Johannesburg South, Johannesburg South - 087 803 2201 | Mazda Vereeniging, Vereeniging - 016 421 1338

Mazda KZN: Barloworld Mazda Pietermaritzburg, Pietermaritzburg - 033 392 4444 | CMH Mazda Durban, Durban Central - 031 001 0060 | CMH Mazda Umhlanga, Umhlanga - 031 502 5565 | Fedauto Mazda, Newcastle - 034 312 4612 | Fury Mazda Pinetown, Pinetown - 031 020 0212 | Mazda Port Shepstone, Port Shepstone - 039 684 0002 | Ritchie Mazda, Empangeni - 035 772 1166 | Sentracor Mazda, Ladysmith - 036 637 7837

Mazda Limpopo: BB Mazda Polokwane, Polokwane - 015 001 0200 | BB Mazda Tzaneen, Tzaneen - 015 307 3740 | Mazda Louis Trichardt, Louis Trichardt - 015 516 5071 | BB Mazda Polokwane, Mokopane - 062 750 1903

Mazda Mpumalanga: Eastvaal Mazda Emalahleni, Witbank - 013 656 1511 | Eastvaal Mazda Secunda, Secunda - 017 634 7151 | Mazda Ermelo, Ermelo - 017 819 7222 | Mazda Nelspruit, Nelspruit - 013 757 3800

Mazda Northwest: Daly Mazda, Klerksdorp - 018 406 1800 | Daly Mazda Klerksdorp, Potchefstroom - 018 011 1987 | Leons Mazda Rustenburg, Rustenburg - 014 597 6300 | Supreme Mazda, Mafikeng - 018 381 3675

Mazda Northern Cape: Mazda Kimberley, Kimberley - 053 832 1654

Mazda Western Cape: Imperial Mazda George, George - 044 802 5400 | Imperial Mazda Paarden Eiland, Paarden Eiland - 021 506 2777 | Mazda Somerset West, Somerset West - 021 824 6220 | Mekor Mazda Constantiaberg, Tokai - 021 110 0777 | Mekor Mazda Tygervalley, Tygervalley - 021 202 6900 | Novel Mazda, Paarl - 021 870 7000

Mazda Botswana: Barloworld Mazda Gaborone, Gaborone - +267 365 6000

Mazda Namibia: Novel Mazda Namibia, Windhoek - +264 61 435 4800

Mazda Swaziland: Carson Mazda Swaziland, Manzini - +268 25 053 683

Mazda Approved Service Agents: Supreme Vryburg, Vryburg - 053 927 1466 | Vic Auto Service Upington, Upington - 054 331 1136