Mazdaâ€™s recall of the Atenza conducted on June 4 in Japan for defective airbags has expanded to the US as well.
This recall is due to an issue with the inflator of its Takata airbags. In Japan, the recall applies to a total of 42,790 units of the Mazda Atenza.
On June 4, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that they have been notified of this recall for the Mazda6 (model name used in North America for the Atenza) by Mazda North American Operations. Same as in Japan, this recall for the US market is due to a defective inflator on its Takata airbags.
In the US, the recall applies to a total of approximately 400,000 vehicles including 2003 â€“ 2008 models of the Mazda6 as well as 2006 â€“ 2007 models of the Mazdaspeed Atenza. The recall in the US pertains to driverâ€™s side airbags.
Mazda will be notifying the owners of these vehicles and the airbag inflators will be replaced at their dealerships if necessary.
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)