2005 Mazda RX-8 Air Bags Passenger Side Frontal Recall

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2005 Mazda RX-8 Air Bags Passenger Side Frontal Recall

 NHTSA Recall #124081
NHTSA Compaign #17V011000
MFG Compaign #0617A
 ManufacturerMazda North American Operations
 SupplierMAZDA
 BrandMAZDA
 ModelRX-8
 Model Year2005
 ComponentAIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
 Date of notification10/03/17
 Begin date of manufacuring01/07/04
 End date of manufacturing13/02/08
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received10/01/17
 Report created11/01/17
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units8018
 Defect summaryMazda north america operations (mazda) is recalling certain 2009 rx-8 vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in arizona, arkansas, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, maryland, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new jersey, new mexico, north carolina, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, tennessee, virginia, and west virginia, or "zone b." additionally, unless included in "zone b" above, mazda is recalling certain 2005-2006 mpv and 2005-2008 rx-8 vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in alaska, colorado, connecticut, idaho, iowa, maine, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, montana, new hampshire, new york, north dakota, oregon, rhode island, south dakota, utah, vermont, washington, wisconsin and wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
 Consequence summaryAn inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
 Corrective actionMazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began march 10, 2017. Owners may contact mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 0617a. Note: this recall is partially superseded by 18v404.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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