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2011 MAZDA RX-8 RECALL (AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL)

Make: Mazda
Model Year: 2011
Model: RX-8
NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V488000
Component: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 211
Owner Notified Date: 07/09/2019
Report Received Date: 06/24/2019
Record Creation Date: 06/25/2019

2011 Mazda RX-8 DEFECT SUMMARY

Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2010-2011 Mazda RX-8 vehicles that were previously recalled under recall 18V-716 but have not yet been repaired. 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.

2011 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.

2011 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 July 9, 2019. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500, option 4. Mazda's number for this recall is 2618F.
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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