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RECALL Subject : Driver Side Air Bag Frontal Inflator May Rupture , 1 INVESTIGATION(S)

Report Receipt Date: JAN 29, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V048000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 19,781

Manufacturer: Mazda North American Operations


Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 B-Series trucks manufactured April 17, 2003, to May 2, 2006. Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 25, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9116A.
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