Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2004 MAZDA RX8

NHTSA Campaign Number: 04V074000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 1604B-B

Make: MAZDA

Model: RX8

Year: 2004

Component:
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Manufacturers Involved: MAZDA NORTH AMERICAN OPERATION

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20030410

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20040128

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 29300

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20040305

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Mazda North American Operations

Date Report Received By ODI: 20040217

Date Added To File: 20040301

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Defect Summary:
AS A RESULT OF AN NCAP TEST, CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES ARE BEING RECALLED FOR IMPROPERLY WIRED FRONT PASSENGER SEAT AIR BAGS.

Consequence Summary:
THE AIR BAG WILL NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION WHEN THE VEHICLE IS INVOLVED IN A FRONTAL CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW WIRING HARNESS IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT AIR BAG SYSTEM. THE RECALL BEGAN MARCH 5, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.