Mazda announces global recall of three vehicles

Mazda chasis courtesy. Pic by Mazda Motor CorporationBy MOTORING REPORTER,
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MAZDA Motor Corporation has extended its Airbag Recall Campaign on certain vehicles deemed defective.These are the Mazda2, Mazda6 and Mazda RX-8 vehicles.
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.
To date it has been recorded that an additional estimated 19 000 units are affected in South Africa.The company said 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.
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Posted by on Jul 17 2017. Filed under Africa & World, Featured, Finance, Motoring, Motoring News, National, News, Regional. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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