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Mazda Recalls 374,000 Vehicles for Faulty Airbags

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Maina Mehrotra2 years ago

According to CNBC Mazda will be recalling 374,000 U.S. vehicles due to defective airbags made by the company Takata.

About the Mazda Airbag Recall

After much testing, Takata found that the air bags were in fact prone to ruptures. More specifically, airbag inflators would rupture then sending metal fragments in to the air.

Last month alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and  CNBC, brands like Honda, Fuji Heavy Industries' Subaru unit, and Mazda have added to the  thousands of vehicles to the massive recall.

It is said that the recall includes 23 million air bags in 19 million vehicles manufactured by 12 car companies, one of the largest recalls in US history.

NHTSA said there are still around 15 million vehicles unrepaired. Unfortunately, nine deaths and over a 100 injuries have been linked to ongoing Takata recalls.

Takata Fined for Previous Violations

Takata, in November, agreed to pay a $70 million fine for the safety violations and there may even be deferred penalties of about $130 million under the NHTSA settlement.

  • The expanded recall includes the 2003-2008 Mazda6, 2006-2007 MazdaSpeed6 and 2004 RX8.
  • Honda was adding 127,000 2003-2004 Honda CR-V. 
  • The recall also included the 2005-2008 Subaru Legacy and Outback.


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