Mazda recalls 71,000 vehicles to replace passenger frontal Takata airbag inflators.

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Mazda recalls 71,000 vehicles to replace passenger frontal Takata airbag inflators.

— Mazda is recalling about 71,000 vehicles in three recalls as part of a Takata airbag recall expansion of 3.3 million airbag inflators at risk of exploding when they deploy, even in a minor crash.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) breaks down different parts of the country into "Zones."

  • 2013 Mazda Mazda6
  • 2013 Mazda CX-9

The above cars are recalled if they were sold or ever registered in these "Zone A" states:

Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan) and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • 2010 Mazda Mazda6
  • 2010 Mazda CX-7
  • 2010 Mazda CX-9

Unless covered in Zone A, the above cars are recalled if they were sold or ever registered in "Zone B" states:

Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

  • 2009 Mazda Mazda6
  • 2009 Mazda CX-7
  • 2009 Mazda CX-9

Additionally, unless covered in Zone A or Zone B, the 2009 models are recalled if they were ever sold or registered in these "Zone C" states:

Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

The recall should begin March 9, 2018, when Mazda dealers will contact owners about having the front passenger airbag inflators replaced by dealers.

Mazda's number for this recall is 1317F.

In the second recall, 2010 Mazda RX-8 cars are recalled if they were sold or ever registered in these "Zone B" states:

Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Additionally, unless covered under Zone B, Mazda is recalling certain 2009 RX-8 cars if they were sold or ever registered in the "Zone C" states of:

Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Mazda's number for this recall is 2018A.

In the final recall, about 75 model year 2009 Mazda B-Series trucks are recalled if they were sold or ever registered in "Zone C" states:

Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Mazda's B-Series truck recall number is 2118A.

Owners of the recalled vehicles may contact Mazda at 800-222-5500.

Keep up with the latest airbag news by checking out the CarComplaints.com Takata consumer guide.

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