Recall campaign on Atenza and RX-8

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Mazda Motor Corporation filed the following recall with MLIT on June 4, 2015.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this recall may cause you.
We have been informing the subject vehicle owners related to the following recall regarding the field action by means of direct mail from the Mazda dealers. If your vehicle is subject to Takata recall and is yet to be remedied, please contact any the authorized Mazda dealer to have your vehicle remedied. The remedy will be performed for free.
Please enter the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) through the Recall Search Tool at the top of this page to confirm if your vehicle needs to be repaired as part of Takata air bag recall.

Recall campaign number Launch date
3585 March 3, 2016.

Description of the defect and cause

Some of the subject inflators installed in frontal driver air bag could potentially create excessive internal pressure when the air bag is deployment, which could result in the body of the inflator rupturing upon deployment. In the event of the inflator rupture, metal fragments could pass through the airbag cushion metal, which may result in injury to vehicle occupants.

Remedy to correct the defect

Mazda dealers replace the driver side air bag inflator with modified parts.

The subject vehicles

Type Commercial
name
VIN and Vehicle production period Number of
the vehicles.
Remark
LA-SE3P
ABA-SE3P
RX-8 SE3P-100065~SE3P-144779February 14, 2003~February 16, 2008 32,784
LA-GG3P
UA-GG3P
Atenza GG3P-100024~GG3P-106192March 1, 2002~May 17, 2005 2,972
LA-GG3S
UA-GG3S
GG3S-100012~GG3S-122640April 15, 2002~May 16, 2005 12,598
LA-GY3W
UA-GY3W
GY3W-100032~GY3W-129840May 16, 2002~May 11, 2005 17,733
LA-GGEP
UA-GGEP
GGEP-100009~GGEP-202193March 1, 2002~May 17, 2005 3,392
LA-GGES
UA-GGES
GGES-100007~GGES-200924April 15, 2002~May 14, 2005 1,574
LA-GYEW
UA-GYEW
GYEW-100010~GYEW-201495May 15, 2002~May 10, 2005 1,896

Important notice of Takata air bag recall