MAZDA RX8 2008: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL

Make : MAZDA Model : RX8 Year : 2008
Build Dates : 2004-07-01 - 2008-02-13
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V011000
Date Owner's Notified: 2017-03-10 Date Received by ODI: 2017-01-10 Date Added to Database: 2017-01-11
Manufacturers Involved: Mazda Motor Corp.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 0617A
Component: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 8018
Summary:
      Mazda 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:
      An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
      Mazda 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.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.