Recall campaign on Atenza and RX-8

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Mazda Motor Corporation filed the following recall with MLIT on April 11, 2013.

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 with the direct mail from the Mazda dealers.

In order to expedite the remedy of the affected vehicles with Takata air bag recall, in 2018, MLIT(*) announced the policy not to pass the vehicle inspection, if the subject vehicles are yet to be remedied under the Takata recall action, having a potential risk of abnormal air bag deployment. The policy was put into practice from May, 2018 and certain vehicles are unable to pass the vehicle inspection, if not remedied. If your vehicle is subject to Takata air bag recall and is yet to be remedied, please contact any authorized Mazda dealer. We are concerned about your safety and strongly encourage you to have your vehicle remedied immediately. The remedy will be performed free of charge.
(*) MLIT stands for “Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism”.

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
3142 April 12, 2013.

Description of the defect and cause

In the inflator for passenger seat air bag, due to inappropriate molding process and/or handling to prevent moisture absorption of the inflator after molding, the propellant with insufficient density may be installed. Therefore, the inner pressure of the inflator may abnormally rise at the time of air bag deployment, and it may potentially cause a rupture and flying apart of inflator case, or result in catching fire.

Remedy to correct the defect

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

The subject vehicles

Type Commercial
VIN and Vehicle production period Number of
the vehicles.
LA-SE3P RX-8 SE3P-100063~SE3P-107631February 18, 2003~June 26, 2003 27
Atenza GG3P-100024~GG3P-104158March 1, 2002~August 7, 2003 646
GG3S-100090~GG3S-113955April 25, 2002~August 9, 2003 1,522
GY3W-100029~GY3W-117174May 15, 2002~August 29, 2003 1,100
GGEP-100009~GGEP-104609March 1, 2002~August 1, 2003 533
GGES-100020~GGES-101698April 26, 2002~June 12, 2003 338
GYEW-100010~GYEW-102077May 15, 2002~August 21, 2003 218

Important notice of Takata air bag recall