Mazda Australia Pty Ltd — Mazda2 (DE) & RX-8 (FE)

Identifying features

VIN ranges:

Mazda2 (MY 2007- 2014)

  • JM0DE10Y1*0100011 - JM0DE10Y1A0155052
  • JM0DE10Y2*0200251 - JM0DE10Y2*0290258

RX-8 (MY 2003-2012)

  • JM0FE103100100007 - JM0FE103100105664
  • JM0FE1032*0300005 - JM0FE1032*0301278

What are the defects?

Airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.

What are the hazards?

In the event that a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.

What should consumers do?

Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Mazda dealership or Mazda Australia's head office directly via the website at to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.

Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also use Mazda's VIN look-up tool at or contact Mazda Australia on 1800 034 411 or contact their preferred dealer.

Alternatively, consumers can use their registration plate number to check if their vehicle is affected by going to

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Further information for consumers is available at:

Traders who sold this product

Mazda Australia Pty Ltd

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 30 June 2008 - 29 March 2012
  • 4 September 2007 - 15 June 2015

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Product category