The Takata airbag recall has been going for a few years now and is expected to last through next year at least. This has made the recall the largest automotive recall in history. The recall surrounds defective airbags that have caused more than two dozen deaths and hundreds of injuries worldwide. The airbags can explode with too much force, sending metal shrapnel flying through the car. So far, millions of vehicles and airbags have been affected. The National Highway Transportation Safety Board is overseeing the recall and has set up a site where owners can check and see if their vehicle is affected by the recall.
Consumer Reports reports that Mazda has issued new recalls for cars and SUVs equipped with the faulty Takata airbags.
Mazda is recalling approximately 117,000 vehicles in model years 2003-2012. The recall will replace airbags that were previously installed as a temporary fix. This is an expected action that has been planned with the NHTSA and provides owners with a permanent fix.
This announcement covers two specific recalls. Owners need to follow through with the recalls even if they have had their airbag replaced previously.
Mazda will be sending out recall notices through the mail to owners. If you believe your vehicle may be affected, you can contact your local Mazda dealership.
The recall will begin on December 18th.
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