On certain vehicles, the passenger frontal airbag inflator could produce excessive internal pressure during airbag deployment. Increased pressure may cause the inflator to rupture, which could allow fragments to be propelled toward vehicle occupants, increasing the risk of injury. This could also damage the airbag module, which could prevent proper deployment. Failure of the passenger airbag to fully deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of injury to the seat occupant. Correction: Dealers will replace the passenger frontal airbag inflator. Note: This recall supersedes recalls 2013-112 (Mazda Recall 6913D), 2014-245 (Mazda Recall 7714F), 2015-624 (Mazda Recall 9015L), 2016-259 (Mazda Recall 9416E) and 2017-011 (Mazda Recall 0617A).
On certain vehicles, long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, could eventually degrade the propellant contained in the passenger frontal airbag. This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal. As a result, if the vehicle were involved in a collision that warrants airbag deployment, fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants, and the airbag assembly could be damaged, preventing proper function. These issues could increase the risk of injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the airbag inflator. Note: Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly. The recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk, and is expected to replace airbag inflators before their function would be affected. Additional Note: The recall for the 2004 RX-8 model has been superseded by recall 2018-038 (Mazda Recall 2018A), and the recall for the 2004 MPV model has been superseded by recall 2018578 (Mazda Recall 2618F).
On certain vehicles, the liftgate stay dampers and stud bolts may rust and stick together, causing the stud bolds to break off. In the worst case, this condition may allow the liftgate to suddenly drop during opening or closing, injuring the operator. Correction: Dealers will replace the left and right dampers and stud bolts.
On certain vehicles, the tire inflation pressure indicated on the vehicle certification label is not correct. Each of the labels includes tire inflation pressure information in kilopascals (KPA) and in pounds per square inch (PSI) for one of the three sizes of tires available on MPV's. In every case, the maximum tire inflation pressure specified in PSI is incorrect while the information provided in KPA is correct. The labels show the maximum tire pressure as 240 KPA / 32 PSI when it should be shown as 240 KPA / 35 PSI. Correction: Owners will be notified of the non-compliance by mail and will be provided with a corrected label that they can apply to their vehicle.