Mazda Australia Pty Ltd — Eunos 800 MY1996-1999
What are the defects?
The airbag inflators in these vehicles could allow moisture to enter the unit and degrade the airbag propellant. If this occurs, the properties of the propellant may be changed so that the propellant does not react as intended during an accident, causing misdeployment of the airbag.
What are the hazards?
If a vehicle with an affected airbag is involved in a collision, the airbag inflator could rupture, causing sharp metal fragments to enter the vehicle cabin at high speed and kill or injure vehicle occupants.
There is also a risk that the airbag may underinflate in a collision and may not protect the driver as intended.
What should consumers do?
Mazda Australia will contact all affected owners to advise of this recall action.
Owners of affected vehicles should stop driving their vehicle immediately and contact Mazda Australia www.mazda.com.au or call Mazda Australia Customer Support on 1800 931 024 to organise their free urgent vehicle inspection.
Vehicle inspection and alternate transport options will be arranged directly with the customer.
If a recalled Eunos vehicle is identified as containing the affected type of driver airbag inflator, Mazda Australia will offer to buy back vehicles registered for road use from the owner at current market value.
Due to the age of the vehicles, replacement airbag inflators are not available. Consumers who choose to retain their vehicles until replacement parts are available should discuss vehicle storage and alternative transport arrangements with Mazda Australia.
Consumers who are unsure of whether they are affected by this recall can also use the Mazda VIN look-up tool at https://www.mazda.com.au/recalls/ or call Mazda Australia Customer Support on 1800 931 024.
We also recommend you visit www.productsafety.gov.au/newsletter/subscribe to subscribe to receive updates about current and future recalls as they are published.
Further information for consumers is available at www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls
Authorised Eunos Dealers
- 20 August 1996 - 30 November 2000