Owners of the first-generation Mazda 3 (type code BK) will need to have it serviced.
The plastic emblem on the steering wheel may break when the airbag is activated, and the fragments may be ejected into the passenger compartment. In Europe, 264,000 vehicles will be affected by the recall; more than 30,000 of these cars are registered in Germany.
According to the manufacturer, there are known “individual incidents” involving cars manufactured between 18 February 2003 and 22 June 2006. Since June 2006, Mazda has switched to a polyester logo material which is no longer at risk of such damage. According to Mazda’s official German dealership, the replacement of the driver’s airbag cover should take about half an hour.
In the US, owners will be notified by letter at the end of August 2021, but no data is yet available for other regions; no internal recall code has yet been set for Europe. In the US, it is registered under the code 4921G.
Same problem with Fiat, Dodge and Chrysler
In January, the Dodge Nitro and Dodge Grand Caravan (2006-2011), as well as the Chrysler Grand Voyager and Chrysler Town & Country (2006-2011), were recalled for the same reason. The steering wheel badge may not stay in place also with the Fiat Panda produced in the first half of 2019.
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