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2007 MAZDA RX-8 RECALL (AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE)

Make: Mazda
Model Year: 2007
Model: RX-8
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V474000
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 308,992
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 07/26/2017
Record Creation Date: 07/28/2017

2007 Mazda RX-8 DEFECT SUMMARY

Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2003-2008 Mazda6, 2004-2008 RX-8, and 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion and other factors, including manufacturing variability that, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.

2007 Mazda RX-8 DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

2007 Mazda RX-8 RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 1, 2017. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 1417G. Note: This recall supersedes recall 15V-382.
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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