Mazda recalls 19 000 cars
Japanese multinational automaker Mazda is recalling 19 000 cars in South Africa due to airbag safety concerns
Mazda South Africa has extended its recall campaign on certain vehicles due to defective airbags. According to Mazda an additional nineteen thousand units have been affected in South Africa, and they are cars produced from 2003 onwards.
The recall follows investigative recalls by Mazda in Japan and North America for three different types of Takata Corp manufactured airbags over safety concerns that inflators were defective. Takata air bag inflators have reportedly been linked to 17 deaths and more than 180 injuries worldwide, and the recalls will eventually cover about 125 million inflators. None of those in South Africa.
Speaking to PMLive anchor, Tsepiso Makwetla Warranty and Technical Manager at Mazda South Africa Henry Gerber says the recall is a preventative measure since there have been no reports of defects in Mazda vehicles in the country.
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