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Mazda Air Bag Recall
« on: April 11, 2013, 09:33:31 am »
Mazda Air Bag Recall

This morning I have contacted my main Mazda dealer regarding the news this morning stating that Japanese car manufacturers (Toyota, Honda & Mazda) are recalling cars for a possible Air bag fault.

Whilst Toyota and Honda seem to be badly affected, there is only a total of 45,000 Mazda cars worldwide that are suspect.
The information I received tells me that Mazda will be contacting owners if their car is amongst these. The dealer had no indication at the time what models were affected but I have asked them to contact me when the relevant information is available so that I might pass it on to you.

If you are seriously worried then I would suggest that you contact your dealer for further information should they have it.

I shall keep this thread up to date as and when I receive further clarification.
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Re: Mazda Air Bag Recall
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2013, 11:58:49 am »
Reports on Whatcar and Autoexpress would seem to indicate that the number of affected Mazda's is only about 2000 in this country, sold between 2000 and 2004.

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Re: Mazda Air Bag Recall
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2013, 01:01:06 pm »
I am waiting to find out exactly which models are affected.   Be it  2's 3's or 6's   
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Re: Mazda Air Bag Recall
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2013, 02:55:18 pm »
The Press are indicating 1913  Mazda 6's bought in UK between 2002 and 2003.!

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Re: Mazda Air Bag Recall
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2013, 01:19:23 pm »
The latest 14:15  12/April/ 2013  from my dealership is it only affects Mazda 6 models from 2002-2006
Mazda will be sending out letters to all owners of these cars, but of course with the age factor, it is quite possible that the car will have been sold on by now.
I asked if in that case Mazda will be going through DVLA to inform current owners, but I was not able to get verification of this.

Therefore it is my suggestion that if you do have a Mazda 6 manufactured within these years, that you contact your dealership to ascertain if your car needs attention.
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Re: Mazda Air Bag Recall
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2014, 08:33:51 am »
Comment on this weeks BBC programme "Watchdog" made reference to a recall for Mazda 6's for passenger airbags. Seems to replicate the details mentioned here - but seems a bit "after the event" looking at the date on these posts.

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Re: Mazda Air Bag Recall
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2017, 03:39:40 pm »
Hi,

First time poster here, so hello everyone. I have a 2006 Mazda 6 and I received a letter from DVLA that there's a recall for my car. I booked an appointment with the local dealership, and I took it there today. But before I left home, I marked the airbags with a permanent marker, just to make sure they're doing their job (and to make sure it will deploy properly if ever needed). On the passenger side I can see that the mark is gone, but on the driver side it's still there. Is the middle of the steering wheel just a cover, and the airbag is behind it, or they're trying to trick me?
Also, when I first checked in at the service reception I had to sign the paperwork, but they never gave me a copy of it. Should I have gotten one?

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Re: Mazda Air Bag Recall
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2017, 08:27:19 am »
You can ask them what that recall was about, what they replaced, etc.

There are so many parts to replace for the airbags system, e.g.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/gds/Replacement-Air-Bag-Buying-Guide-/10000000177633575/g.html

If the problem with the passenger airbag was the plastic cap, then that is what they did. But maybe the driver side had another problem. If you find ads selling steering wheels, you will notice the airbag replacement part that does not change anything in the steering wheel.

As you took the car to Mazda, I expect that they did not skip anything. At the end of the day, I think the recall would state what they had to replace, e.g. parts A, B and C. If they want to make the full bill, they should replace these. I do not know what to do if you do not trust them that they replaced what they had to replace. Even if they show you some old parts, it is all down to trust. Overall, I think your car now is in safer condition than before the recall.