Mazda6 (GY1032) Wagon 2005-2007 - beta
Mazda6 (GG1031) Sedan/Hatch 2002-2005 - alpha & beta
Mazda6 (GY1031) Wagon 2002-2005 - alpha & beta
Mazda6 (GG10R2) Hatch 2006-2007 - beta
Mazda6 (GY10R2) Wagon 2006-2007 - beta
RX-8 (FE1031) 2003-2007- alpha & beta
BT-50 (UNY0*3/UNY0*4) Ute/Cab Chassis 2006-2011 - beta
Reasons the product is recalled
Takata airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of heat 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.
The hazards to consumers
What consumers should do
Mazda will offer to arrange for your vehicle to either be towed to the place of replacement or for a mobile technician to be sent to the vehicle (or some similar arrangement), so that you do not have to drive the vehicle in order to receive a replacement airbag.
Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Mazda Dealership or Mazda’s head office directly on the website at https://www.mazda.com.au/get-in-touch/ or email email@example.com to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge. You are also entitled to request special arrangements, such as a loan or hire car or reimbursement for alternative transportation costs.
Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also use Mazda’s VIN look-up tool at https://www.mazda.com.au/recalls/ or contact Mazda on 1800 034 411 or contact the preferred dealer.
Alternatively, consumers can use their registration plate number to check if their vehicle is affected by going to http://www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au.
We also recommend you visit https://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: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall.