Mazdaâ€™s line of B-series pickup trucks, marketed in North America, are to be recalled over issues with their airbags.
This recall was made public by the US NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). Mazdaâ€™s American branch, Mazda Motor of America, announced that the company has received reports for recalls to be made to their B-series of trucks.
The recall in question deals with an issue relating to the vehiclesâ€™ airbags, produced by Takata. The exciting agent within the airbagâ€™s inflator (ammonium nitrate) has been discovered to degrade when left in a damp environment while experiencing changes in temperature over a long period of time. This can exacerbate the risk of abnormal rupturing in the event of a car accident which has led to a recall being made on Mazda B-series trucks.
Vehicles affected by the recall are 2007 to 2009 model B-series trucks. Recalls are primarily concerned with the 3,743 units sold to customers in hot and humid climates.
Mazda North America has contacted customers who own vehicles corresponding to these conditions, stating that inspections and passenger seat airbag inflator replacements will be carried out at Mazda dealerships.
[Translated by Bryce Clarke]