Mazda RX-8 (2003 - 2010)

Production: 28. 7. 2003 - 1. 7. 2010 | Problems / tags:   

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Problem Description

The ammonium nitrate propellant used in the airbag inflator may degrade over time due to heat cycles and exposure to moisture. In the event of the passenger frontal airbag being deployed, the excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator body to rupture and metal fragments may pass through the cushion material causing injury to the occupants.

Mazda RX-8 produced between 28 July 2003 – 1 July 2010 are affected with this recall.

Company recall code: Recall Campaign TAKATA Air Bag Quality Issue – Phase III – multiple vehicles

Source: Rapex Alert 2/2019 A12/0022/19




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This notification is purely informative for the vehicle type you have selected. As these deficiencies often relate to specific components (engine type, bodywork, equipment), the recall may not apply to all vehicles of this type. First published in the Weekly overview reports of RAPEX notifications.

What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you’ll need the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for your car – this is a 17 characters code that appears on the chassis plate of your car or – on most UK-registered cars – in the bottom-left corner of your windscreen.

You should make contact with a Mazda dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details. Usually that’ll be your nearest franchised dealership, or ‘main dealer’ as they’re sometimes known.

If you wish fully comprehensive vehicle check, with more than 80 data points about the history of the car, then we suggest going to HPI-Check, which provides information on a specific vehicle using also the vehicle registration number.

UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering your car registration number; it will also reveal your car’s current MOT status.

Check also our UK Recalls database
UK Recalls - Mazda
Published by RAPEX 11. 1. 2019
Keywords   
Risk Injury
Make
Model
Type coupe
Production period 28. 7. 2003 - 1. 7. 2010
Type/number of model 2, BT-50, 6, CX-7, CX-9, RX-8
Country of origin Japan
Alert submitted by Romania
Products were found and measures were taken also in see alert detail link
Measures taken by economic operators Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
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