The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

MAZDA South­ern Africa is con­duct­ing a re­pair pro­ce­dure to re­place the driver-side airbag and/or the pas­sen­ger-side airbag in­fla­tor with an im­proved unit on the pos­si­bly af­fected ve­hi­cles.

This re­call fol­lows in­ves­tiga­tive re­calls by Mazda in Ja­pan and North Amer­ica for three dif­fer­ent types of Takata Cor­po­ra­tion-man­u­fac­tured in­fla­tors and al­though no cases of ab­nor­mal de­ploy­ment or dan­ger­ous flaws have been found in any Mazda ve­hi­cles, the com­pany had deemed an ex­tended for­mal re­call cam­paign nec­es­sary.

To date it has been recorded that about 19 000 units across three mod­els are af­fected in South Africa.

Th­ese cars were pro­duced from 2003 with VIN num­bers start­ing with MM6DE, JM6GG and JMZSE and are the: • Mazda2, • Mazda6, and • RX-8.

Al­though the num­ber of af­fected ve­hi­cles will be sub­ject to fur­ther re­view and may change, Mazda SA urges all own­ers with pos­si­bly af­fected ve­hi­cles to con­tact the Mazda SA Dealer Net­work or the Mazda SA Cus­tomer Care Cen­tre on 086 006 9700 or e-mail cus­tomer­

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