Compulsory Recall of Vehicles Fitted with Alpha-type Takata Airbags

The New Zealand Government has announced the compulsory recall of vehicles equipped with Alpha-type Takata airbags due to a safety risk associated with their improper inflation when deployed.

Mazda has identified 6310 vehicles subject to this recall including 2002 ~ 2004 Mazda6/Mazda Atenza and a narrow range of RX-8 models sold new in New Zealand and imported as used vehicles from Japan

Owners of affected vehicles will have already received two written notification asking them to confirm their details on the dedicated Mazda Recall Campaign Centre  after which time they will be contacted by a Mazda Dealer to arrange time for repairs to be completed.

Of the total number of Mazda vehicles equipped with the Alpha-type Takata airbags, 4277 vehicles have been fitted with replacement inflators. A further written notification will be issued to those customers that have yet to complete this repair, advising that their vehicle is now subject to a compulsory recall and that they should register their contact details on the dedicated Mazda Recall Campaign Centre site

Separately, Mazda will continue to contact owners of vehicles subject to the recall of non-Alpha-type airbags, to ensure repairs are completed at the soonest opportunity.

Customers are invited to visit should they have any questions regarding whether their vehicle is affected.

BT-50 commercialcare disclaimer

** is also available to new BT-50 owners where every scheduled service completed by Mazda specialist technicians for a 3 year/100,000km term (whichever wherever occurs first) will cost no more than $200 (incl. GST) per service for models built after 1 November 2012. *** 3,350kg applies to earlier models.

* whichever occurs first