Mazda Recalls Dangerous Air Bags

2015_mazda_mazda6_angularfrontMazda has recalled 330,000 cars for a front air bag that can explode in the event of a crash and send shrapnel into occupants. The following cars were recalled for the potentially deadly air bag problem:

Vehicle Make/Model Year(s)

  • MAZDA 2004-2008
  • MAZDA SPEED6  2006-2007
  • MAZDA RX-8  2004-2008

Air Bag can Rupture

Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) announced that it is recalling these certain models from these years because the front driver’s side air bag could rupture in the event of a deployment. Metal fragments could consequently rupture through the bag and strike vehicle occupants, causing potentially serious injury. Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag inflators.

Recall began Oct. 2014

The recall began October 17, 2014 for those vehicles which were originally sold or currently registered in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii. Mazda officials said all other affected owners will be notified by mid-Feb. 2015.

Mazda Contact Information

Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda’s number for this recall is 7914J. Note: This recall previously included vehicles being recalled for potential inflator ruptures on passenger frontal air bag inflators. Those inflators and vehicles are now covered by safety recall 14V-773.

 NHTSA Contact Information

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

Free Legal Consultation

If you or someone you love was injured in a Mazda vehicle due to a faulty air bag, contact Matthews & Associates for a free legal consultation. The firm is also handling GM recall lawsuits as well as evaluating exploding Takata air bag cases.



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