The automaker blames the problem on an incorrect chemical mixture that could cause the inflators to malfunction, meaning the airbags may not deploy in a crash.
Airbags that don’t work when they should increase the risk of serious injury and even death to all occupants.
Recalled BT-50 utes were sold from Dec. 29, 2016, to April 4, 2017. Click on the link to view a VIN list of affected models.
Owners of the recalled BT-50s will be contacted via mail by Mazda Australia, and advised to present their ute to their local dealer.
To date, Mazda Australia has received no reports of the problem, and believe it or not, this airbag recall has nothing to do with Takata. I repeat, this one is not your fault, Takata. I would say the company can now breathe a much-needed sigh of relief, except that the whole outfit went belly-up in June, and is long past the point of being able to sigh or even breathe, unfortunately.