Mazda is Recalling Certain 2006 B-Series Vehicles Due to Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V039000
Manufacturer Mazda North American Operations
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 2,205
Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2006 B-Series vehicles. Mazda is requesting owners to NOT DRIVE these vehicles until they have been remedied. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode. 

On January 11, 2018, Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) notified NHTSA that they are recalling 160 model year 2006 B-Series vehicles built with driver-side air bags. As of February 9, 2018, Mazda is expanding the recall to a total of 2,205 model year 2006 B-Series vehicles built with driver-side air bags. 

Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode.
Mazda will notify owners instructing them to not drive their vehicles, and dealers will replace the front passenger side air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall for the original population began on January 16, 2018. Owners within the expanded population will be notified beginning in the week of February 16, 2018. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 2318A.

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