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Mazda Is the Latest Takata Airbag Victim

There’s a disturbing trend starting to emerge in the automotive world. Following a warning from NHTSA and a recent Toyota’s recall, both Nissan and Mazda have announced Takata recalls of their own.

This is the first Mazda recall for the dangerous, exploding inflators. It is limited to vehicles originally sold in, or currently registered in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands. From CarComplaints.com:

The automaker says the 2003-2007 Mazda6, 2004-2008 RX-8, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6, 2004-2005 MPV and 2004 B-Series trucks are recalled, but Mazda didn’t say which air bags would be repaired. Some automakers are replacing just one front air bag while others are replacing both air bags.

Notifications are expected to go out to roughly 46,000 vehicle owners by October 17th, 2014.

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