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2009 MAZDA RX-8 RECALL (AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL)

Make: Mazda
Model Year: 2009
Model: RX-8
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V017000
Component: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 607
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 01/09/2018
Record Creation Date: 01/10/2018

2009 Mazda RX-8 DEFECT SUMMARY

Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling 2010 Mazda RX-8 vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or Zone B. Additionally, unless covered under Zone B Mazda is recalling certain 2009 RX-8 vehicles ever registered in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming or Zone C. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

2009 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.

2009 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 is expected to begin March 9, 2018. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 2018A.
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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