Mazda Recalled Models
Previously, Mazda reported it was recalling about 44,000 cars in the United States and 2,600 in Puerto Rico. However, the new total of potentially affected vehicles is now 86,773 and includes the following models:
- 2003 - 2007 the Mazda6
- 2006 - 2007 the MazdaSpeed6
- 2004 - 2008 Mazda, the RX-8
- 2004 - 2005 MPV
- 2004 - B-Series Truck
Mazda Motor Corp's Mexican arm is also recalling around 2,816 cars to check for possible defects in airbags. The car producer will be contacting Mazda6 owners, with cars sold between 2006 and 2008. All Mazda owners will be notified and instructed to take their automobiles to a Mazda dealer to replace the airbag inflator with a new one. All work will be performed by Mazda approved dealers, free of charge to the vehicle owners.
How Do I Know If My Car Has Been Recalled?
Manufacturers are required to inform owners by mail within 60 days of informing NHTSA of a recall decision. You can search for your car on NHTSA's website https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/ or your car manufacturer's website to see if it is under a recall. You will want your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to do the lookup. If there is a safety recall, your manufacturer will repair the car or equipment free of charge.
You can, also, download the Safercar mobile app and search for all automobile recalls. The Safercar mobile app is available for iPhones (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/safercar/id593086230?ls=1&mt=8) and Android systems (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nhtsa.safercar&hl=en).
Primary Causes of Airbag Failure
Defective airbags are influenced by both their design and manufacture and some of the most common issues with defective airbags include:
- Deployment at a wrong angle
- Slow deployment
- An unnecessary deployment in case of a minor accident or does not deploy when necessary
- Deployment with too much force
The deployment of airbag systems can be influenced by a number of factors, such as:
- Airbag folding
- Airbag venting
- Angle of deployment
- Design of the airbag module
- Material inside the airbag
- Occupant position and weight
- Position of the occupant's seat
- Sensor design
What Will The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary Do for You?
Sean M. Cleary is skilled in aggressively advancing the legal right of clients injured as a result of defective products. We work with various specialists, technicians, accident reconstruction specialists, and others who are able to properly investigate the circumstances of your accident and establish whether there was a design or manufacturing defect involved.