Mazda re­calls 19 000 cars in South Africa

The Star Early Edition - - BUSINESS REPORT -

MAZDA is re­call­ing 19 000 cars in South Africa due to air bag safety con­cerns as the Ja­panese car maker ex­tends a global re­call to cover a wider man­u­fac­tur­ing pe­riod, its lo­cal unit said yes­ter­day. The re­call was prompted by in­ves­ti­ga­tions in Ja­pan and North Amer­ica for three dif­fer­ent types of Takata man­u­fac­tured air bags over safety con­cerns that in­fla­tors were de­fec­tive. The US Na­tional High­way Traf­fic Safety Ad­min­is­tra­tion said in July that new test­ing was prompt­ing Takata to de­clare 2.7 mil­lion air bag in­fla­tors de­fec­tive in Ford, Nis­san and Mazda ve­hi­cles. Takata air bag in­fla­tors have been linked to 17 deaths and more than 180 in­juries world­wide, and the re­calls will even­tu­ally cover about 125 mil­lion in­fla­tors.

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