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2004 MAZDA RX-8 RECALL (AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL)

Make: Mazda
Model Year: 2004
Model: RX-8
NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V781000
Component: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 47,053
Owner Notified Date: 12/03/2019
Report Received Date: 10/31/2019
Record Creation Date: 10/31/2019

2004 Mazda RX-8 DEFECT SUMMARY

Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2003-2008 Mazda6, 2004-2005 MPV, 2004 RX-8, and 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 vehicles. These vehicles had their passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

2004 Mazda RX-8 DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

2004 Mazda RX-8 RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate one, free of charge. The recall began December 3, 2019. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500, option 4. Mazda's number for this recall is 2618F. Note: This recall supersedes recalls 13V130, 14V362, 14V773 and 15V869.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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