Mazda Recalls 270K Vehicles with Takata Air Bags
July 9, 2018—Mazda is recalling nearly 270,000 vehicles with Takata air bags, reported USA Today.
According to the report, the potentially deadly defect can be found in passenger-side air bags on certain 2003-2008 Mazda6, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 and 2004 MPV vehicles nationwide. It also involves 2005-2006 MPV models in certain states.
Over the last several years, about 50 million air bag inflators have been recalled in the U.S., with 22 deaths and more than 180 injuries linked to the defect.
Takata has since been bought by Chinese-owned U.S. mobility safety company Key Safety System, reported USA Today.
Taking Advantage of Recalls
CCC Information Services recently made a push to alert collision repair shops of how advantageous it can be to alert customers to recalls. By informing drivers of important repairs that can be fixed at the dealership for free, Jim Kinsherf, vice president for CCC's OEM division, says body shops can retain more customers for future work.