Mazda6 and RX8 models could have dangerous air-bag fault.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission are overseeing a recall of sedan and wagon variants of the Mazda6 and the Mazda RX-8 Coupe.
Affecting vehicles sold between the 22nd of August 2002 and the 27th of February 2004, it’s been found that these vehicles may have a potentially serious passenger air-bag fault.
The ACCC recall notice says that due to inappropriate production/storage of the propellant in the inflator of the passenger-side air-bag, the density of the propellant may be insufficient.
As a result, the propellant may ignite abnormally at the time of airbag deployment, which may result in extremely high inner pressure of the inflator and a rupture of the inflator case.
If the case ruptured, the air-bag might not deploy as designed and therefore may not reduce injury to a passenger, or fractured parts might fly apart and cause injury to a passenger.
Mazda Australia will contact all affected customers by mail, more information is also available from Mazda Customer Support on 1800 034 411.