Safety Recall 8215F – Takata Frontal Driver Side Air Bag Inflator – 2003-2008 Mazda6, 2004-2008 Mazda RX-8 & 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V474
Manufacturer Mazda North American Operations
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 308,992


Driver’s Frontal Air Bag May Rupture

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.



Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2003-2008 Mazda6, 2004-2008 RX-8, and 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 vehicles.

The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion and other factors, including manufacturing variability that, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.



Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver’s frontal air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin in September 2017.

Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500.

Mazda’s number for this recall is 1417G.

Note: This recall supersedes recall 15V-382.



Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to


Check if your Mazda has a Recall


August 02, 2017


Attention:  Mazda Service and Parts Managers


Subject:   Safety Recall 8215F – Takata Frontal Driver Side Air Bag Inflator.


Recall 8215F (NHTSA Campaign No. 15V-382) will supersede to Recall 1417G (NHTSA Campaign No. 17V-474) as the manufacturer of the remedy driver air bag inflator has changed.  As the new manufacture no longer uses PSAN based propellant, the replacement remedy parts are considered “permanent”.


Affected vehicles include 2003-2008 Mazda6, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 vehicles and 2004-2008 RX-8 vehicles.


Owners of unrepaired vehicles currently in Recall 8215F will display OPEN in eMDCS for Recall 1417G when it launches starting September 1, 2017.

Owners will be notified by mail starting September 1, 2017.


Starting on August 02, 2017 through August 31, 2017, during the transition to Permanent Remedy parts, dealers will be allowed to use either the current or new replacement part to perform repairs for Recall 8215F.  Beginning the week of August 14th, and through the end of August, Mazda will work with Shipmate to remove the current supply of Recall 8215F parts from your inventory.


Parts collection instructions for removal of current inflator part numbers GPYA-57-K80 and F1Y2-57-K80 from dealer inventory will be sent out on Friday, August 11, 2017.

The new Permanent Remedy Part numbers are GLYC-57-K80 (Mazda6) and F1Z4-57-K80 (Mazda RX-8).


Mazda will accept claims for Recall 8215F, regardless of parts used, during the month of August 2017.  The transition is anticipated to be completed for all Mazda dealers by August 31, 2017 and Recall 8215F will be closed.  Starting September 1, 2017, Recall 1417G will LAUNCH and only new, remedy parts can be used to complete recall repairs.


Warranty claims for recall 8215F repairs performed after August 31, 2017 will be rejected.





Recall 8215F will continue to display on eMDCS until August 31, 2017.  Please submit all outstanding 8215F claims by September 1, 2017.  Prompt submission of warranty claims will assist in the proper and prompt notification of the customer’s recall status.


Please make certain the appropriate personnel in your dealership are aware of these resources and are familiar with the details of this recall before responding to customer inquiries.

We apologize for any inconvenience this recall may cause you and your customers.   Your understanding and support in carrying out this campaign is greatly appreciated.

Because Driving Matters, Safety Matters. Your safety is important to Mazda.


Mazda Technical Services

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