Recall campaign on Atenza

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Mazda Motor Corporation filed the following recall with MLIT on May 22, 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.

In order to expedite the remedy of the affected vehicles with Takata air bag recall, MLIT announced concrete policy not to renew the valid term of any vehicle for the next 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. As of May, 2018 when the new policy becomes effective, certain subject vehicles will become unable to pass the renewal of vehicle inspection. If your vehicle is subject to Takata air bag recall and is yet to be remedied, please contact any authorized Mazda dealer near you. We are concerned with 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
3579 June 9, 2016.

Description of the defect and cause

On inflators installed in frontal passenger air bag modules, as part of the parts supplier’s continuing investigation of returned parts from fields, density deterioration of the gas generator, which may potentially lead to rupture, was found. Therefore, although the root cause has not been identified, inflators of the same type which had been manufactured till a certain period are replaced with the new ones for preventive measures.

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.
DBA-GG3P Atenza GG3P-500004~GG3P-501363May 20, 2005~March 30, 2007 862
DBA-GG3P GG3P-400019~GG3P-401625July 13, 2005~March 30, 2007 1,316
DBA-GG3S GG3S-400010~GG3S-407358May 17, 2005~March 31, 2007 5,029
GY3W-500011~GY3W-508525May 12, 2005~March 31, 2007 5,689
DBA-GGEP GGEP-400006~GGEP-403269May 20, 2005~March 31, 2007 1,805
DBA-GGES GGES-400003~GGES-401418May 23, 2005~March 30, 2007 933
DBA-GYEW GYEW-400002~GYEW-402436May 13, 2005~March 30, 2007 1,520

Important notice of Takata air bag recall