The Takata mess continues. This time, Mazda is forced to recall some 425,000 additional vehicles equipped with faulty airbag inflators manufactured by the Japanese supplier, including 50,587 in Canada.
Affected models include the 2004-2008 Mazda6 and Mazdaspeed6 sedans.
In some cases, the driver’s front airbag inflator could produce excessive internal pressure during airbag deployment. Increased pressure may cause the inflator to rupture, which could allow fragments to be propelled toward vehicle occupants, increasing the risk of injury.
Since the defect was first discovered, more than 19 million vehicles from 12 different makes have been recalled globally.
Last fall, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, and Ford announced that they would stop using some airbag inflators manufactured by Takata.