WASHINGTON, DC. (July 2, 2021) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) has filed a defect notification with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a safety defect, which exists in MY2004-2007 Mazda3 vehicles. In the event of a crash that causes the driver frontal air bag to deploy, the plastic Mazda logo on the steering wheel air bag module cover may shatter and project fragments into the vehicle interior.
Due to an improper material specification, the plastic logo may become brittle over time. In this condition, the logo may shatter during a normal air bag
deployment. Plastic fragments of the shattered logo may hit occupants during an air bag deployment in a crash, increasing the possibility of serious injury to occupants. There is no prior warning for this defect.
Approximately 260,915 MY2004-2007 Mazda3 vehicles are affected.
Affected owners will be notified by mail. Please check mazdarecallinfo.com or nhtsa.gov for the latest updates.
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, California, and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico through approximately 780 dealers. Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada Inc. in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at InsideMazda.MazdaUSA.com/Newsroom.
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