Mazda Recalls U.S. Cars With Faulty Takata Air Bags

Japan’s Mazda Motor Corp will broaden a recall of cars sold in the United States because an air-bag inflator, supplied by Japan’s Takata Corp, could rupture and seriously injure occupants. The issue of ruptured inflators – which can hurl metal shrapnel at vehicle occupants – has bedeviled Takata and triggered the recall of millions of vehicles last year. The recalls were expanded this year as issues cropped up in newer models equipped with Takata air bags and inflators. In a filing Friday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mazda said it would recall about 18,000 older models, including 18,000 Mazda6 sedans and 50 RX-8 sports cars from 2003-2004.–E95ISwIA/story01.htm

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