WASHINGTON, DC (September 6, 2016) – On August 10, 2016, Mazda Motor Corporation filed a safety defect report with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to address a concern with certain 2009-2010 Mazda6 vehicles.
On the affected Mazda6 vehicles, due to insufficient protective coating on the air bag control unit power supply, moisture could enter the unit and cause corrosion, causing the unit to malfunction and turning on the air bag warning light. Continued driving in this condition could potentially cause the air bags to not deploy in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Approximately 41,000 vehicles are affected in the U.S.
There are no reports of accidents or injuries.
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through more than 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.
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Tamara Mlynarczyk, 202-467-5092
Jeremy Barnes, 949-727-6844