The Takata airbag recall has rocked the automotive industry since erupting in 2015. It has caused the largest recall in automotive history, with millions of vehicles being recalled to date. That recall list is still expected to grow. The airbags can deploy with too much force, sending metal shrapnel flying through the vehicle. To date, there have been 23 deaths and hundreds of injuries caused by the defective airbags. Now, as Wear TV reports, Mazda has recalled another 156,000 vehicles.
On Tuesday, Mazda announced that another 156,000 vehicles were being recalled due to defective airbags made by the manufacturer Takata. The recall affects cars and crossover SUVs made by the automaker.
The latest recall covers the following vehicles:
- 2010 – 2013 Mazda 6 Sedans
- 2010 – 2012 Mazda CX-7 Crossover SUVs
- 2010 – 2015 Mazda CX-9 Crossover SUVs
- 2011 Mazda RX-8 Sports Cars
The vehicles in the latest recalls have front passenger-side airbags inflators that may explode in a crash. This could send shrapnel flying at the vehicle’s occupants, injuring, and in some cases, killing them.
Depending on the vehicle, the recalls will affect only vehicles that have been sold in or reside in certain states. The states that are primarily affected are states with warmer temperatures and high humidity. However, some of the recalls apply to every vehicle no matter the state where they were purchased or reside.
Owners affected by the recall will begin receiving notification in mid-November. Dealers will also be made aware of which vehicles are subject to the recall.
The faulty airbag components will be replaced by Mazda dealers at no cost to the owner.
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