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Mazda Recall 6913D: Passenger Side Airbag Inflator May Rupture

2003 Mazda MAZDA6

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In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.

Air Bags

Summary
Mazda is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Mazda6 vehicles manufactured January 14, 2003, through May 29, 2003; and 2004 RX-8 vehicles manufactured June 25, 2003, through June 30, 2003, to address a safety defect in the passenger side air bag which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag.
Actions
Owners of all vehicles on which a defective air bag may have been installed as original equipment will be notified. Dealers will inspect vehicles, and where a defective air bag inflator is identified, the inflator will be replaced, free of charge. The safety recall began on June 3, 2013. Owners may contact Mazda Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-222-5500, option #6. Mazda's recall campaign number is 6913D.
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Date Announced
APR 11, 2013
Vehicles Affected
149
Mazda Recall #
6913D
NHTSA Campaign #
13V130000
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