Passenger Side Frontal Air Bag Inflator Permanent Remedy Repair (2318A) – 2006 Mazda B-Series

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V039
Manufacturer Mazda North American Operations
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 160

 

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger’s frontal air bag, the inflator could explode with sharp metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

 

Summary

Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2006 B-Series vehicles. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode.

 

Remedy

Mazda will notify owners instructing them not to drive their vehicles. Dealers will replace the passenger’s frontal air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 19, 2018. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda’s number for this recall is 2318A.

 

Notes

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 www.safercar.gov.

 

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January 18, 2018

Attention:  Mazda Service and Parts Managers

Subject:   ***CORRECTED*** – Announcing the launch of Safety Recalls 2218A and Safety Recall 2318A.  Driver Side Frontal Air Bag Inflator Permanent Remedy Repair (2218A) and Passenger Side Frontal Air Bag Inflator Permanent Remedy Repair (2318A) for 2006 Mazda B-Series Trucks

 

URGENT – THE VEHICLES IN THIS PROGRAM ARE NOT TO BE DRIVEN UNTIL THIS REPAIR HAS BEEN PERFORMED

The vehicles in this program are equipped with airbag inflators suspected to have a higher risk of inflator rupture during airbag deployment than other Takata airbag inflators.  These vehicles were previously included in safety recall 9116A and were to be recalled under Permanent Remedy Recall 1917L and Recall 1817L. There are 143 affected vehicles in the US.

Dealers are instructed to replace both the Drivers Side Frontal Airbag Inflator (Recall 2218A) and the Passenger Side Frontal Airbag Inflator (Recall 2318A) at the same time. 

Recalls 2218A and 2318A transitioned to modified (“Permanent”) remedy parts and superseded Recalls 9116A and 8315F. Corresponding NHTSA Campaign numbers are as follows:

Affected Vehicles Location Parts Mazda recall NHTSA recall
2006 B-Series 143 Affected Vehicles Driver Permanent 2218A 18V-038
Driver Original, like-for-like 9116A 16V-048
Passenger Permanent 2318A 18V-039
Passenger Original, like-for-like 8315F 15V-346

Both Recalls 9116A and 8315F which used non-modified (“Original Like for Like”) remedy Takata Driver and Passenger Air Bag inflators are closed.

The 143 affected vehicles include certain 2006 Mazda B-Series Trucks registered in all states.

Owners of affected vehicles will be notified in 2 mailings, by overnight mail and subsequently also certified mail starting January 17, 2018. The affected vehicles will display OPEN in all States and Parts Are Available.

Owners will be directed to contact dealers in order to arrange towing of their vehicle and a MCVP or Rental vehicle if needed.

It is imperative that all vehicles are located and repaired as soon as possible. As a dealer, MNAO is relying on your ability to assist in locating and repairing these vehicles as quickly as possible. You are authorized to provide a mobile repair at the owner’s residence in place of a tow. For other methods of outreach, please contact the warranty department at [email protected]. For full details to claim mobile repairs, please refer to the Parts and Warranty information on MGSS and eMDCS.

Recalls 2218A and 2318A will use these new Permanent Remedy Parts manufactured by TRW.

  • 1FT1-57-K00 for Drivers Inflator (Same as Recall 1917L)
  • 1FT1-57-K50A for Passenger Inflator (Same as Recall 1817L)

Note: Recall 2218A is the same repair and part as Recall 1917L which affects the remaining 2004-2006 B-Series Truck.

As of January 16, 2018 these parts can be ordered using the Restricted Parts Ordering Weblink on MXConnect, and selecting Recalls 2218A and 2318A from the menu.  Please note; all orders will be VIN specific and only VINs in an “OPEN” status will be accepted. The Weblink order will send both Driver and Passenger Inflators. You will need to contact the DAG for all other orders.

To help you effectively perform this recall, Mazda has developed the following resources:

  1. Parts and warranty information, repair procedures and owner letter are available on MGSS (Mazda Global Service Support) websites via MXConnect.
  2. Parts and warranty information is available on eMDCS.
  3. For technical assistance, contact the Technical Assistance Hotline at (888) 832-8477, Option 3.
  4. For warranty questions, contact the Warranty Hotline at (877) 727-6626, Option 3.
  5. For parts questions, contact the Corporate Dealer Assistance Group at (877) 727-6626 Option 2.
  6. We recommend using the Recall Customer Identification Report #JS30R192-2 available in Web Reports to encourage customers who received the recall notice to come in for the recall. Dealers may use such customer information for the sole purpose of conducting and performing this recall, and for no other purpose. Using it for marketing activities is strictly prohibited and could subject your dealership to serious fines. The information in the report is protected by state privacy and other applicable laws regarding disclosure of personal and/or confidential, restricted or blocked information. It is the dealer’s responsibility to protect the confidentiality of customer records and prevent the release of information to other parties.

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.

 

Sincerely,


PARTS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION
Safety Recall 2318A

 

CONDITION OF CONCERN

The passenger side air bag inflator (recall 2318A) in this vehicle must be repaired at the same time as the driver side air bag inflator.  Note:  The driver side airbag inflator in your vehicle may be part of a small population of inflators that pose a higher risk of explosion in the event of a crash that causes an air bag deployment.  Two inflators built at Takata on the same day as the driver side air bag inflator in your vehicle have exploded causing fatal injuries. An inflator explosion could result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other vehicle occupants, resulting in SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

 

These are the same vehicles subject to Safety Recall 2218A.

 

SUBJECT VEHICLES

Model VIN range Build Date Range
2006 B-Series Truck Varies – 143 vehicles – see MGSS for VIN’s Vehicles with a specific B-Series Takata air bag manufactured between September 3, 2005 and September 5, 2005

 

MANDATORY AIR BAG INFLATOR RETURN 

All inflator part numbers can be counted and shipped together for these returns. To schedule a return, please contact XPO at (877) 650-3476.  Detailed air bag inflator return instructions are provided in Attachment IV, and can also be found on MGSS and the Dealer Assistance Group website. Failure to return the original inflator will result in a Warranty Claim Debit.

 

OWNER NOTIFICATION

Mazda will notify U.S. owners by overnight and certified mail (2 mailings) beginning January 18, 2018.

 

PARTS INFORMATION

A web page to order parts for this recall is available in MXConnect.  A complete VIN is needed to process the order. 

Description Part Number Quantity Notes
Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator 1FT1-57-K50A 1 Permanent Repair
Campaign Label 9999-95-065A-06 1=50 labels Obtain in Mazda e-Store  (no charge)

 

WARRANTY CLAIM PROCESSING INFORMATION

Recall 2318A – PAB
“Permanent”  Repair
**CRITICAL**
Replacement of Passenger
Frontal Air Bag Inflator
Applicable Model B-Series
Warranty Type R
Process Number J1804A
Symptom Code 99
Damage Code 99
Part Number Main Cause & Quantity 1FT1-57-K50A / 1 pc
Labor Operation Number YY795XRX
Labor Hours 0.7 hrs.

 

RENTAL CAR INFORMATION

PLEASE CLAIM ANY RENTALS ON RECALL 2218A


2006 B-SERIES – DRIVER AND PASSENGER AIR BAG SAFETY RECALLS 2218A AND 2318A


A. VEHICLE INSPECTION PROCEDURE

  1. Verify that the vehicle is within the following ranges:
Model VIN Range
2006 B-Series All – Currently 143 vehicles are affected

 

  • If the vehicle is within the above ranges, proceed to Step 2.
  • If the vehicle is not within the above ranges, return vehicle to the customer or inventory.
  1. Perform a Warranty Vehicle Inquiry using your eMDCS System and inspect vehicle for Campaign Labels Recalls 2218A and 2318A attached to the vehicle’s hood or bulkhead. Refer to eMDCS System – Warranty Vehicle Inquiry Results table below.

               NOTE:  Be sure to verify Recall number as the vehicle may have multiple Recall labels.

CAMPAIGN LABEL CAMPAIGN LABEL

 

eMDCS System – Warranty Vehicle Inquiry Results:

If eMDCS displays: Campaign Label is: Action to perform:
 

RECALLS 2218A and 2318A OPEN

Present Contact the Warranty Hotline at (877) 727-6626 option 3 to update vehicle history.
Not present Proceed to “B. REPAIR PROCEDURE”.
 

RECALLS 2218A and 2318A CLOSED

Present Return vehicle to inventory or customer.
Not present Proceed to “C. CAMPAIGN LABEL INSTALLATION”.
RECALLS 2218A and

2318A are not displayed

Does not apply  Recall does not apply to this vehicle. Return vehicle to inventory or customer.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to follow the packing and shipping instructions provided in the carton and in Air Bag Inflator Return Instructions.

 

CAUTION:

  • Use the same carton which was used to deliver a new inflator. It is a specialized box that is internationally accepted for shipping an inflator.
  • Pack the old inflator in the box exactly in the same manner as the new inflator was packed.

 

B. REPAIR PROCEDURE

Overview:

 Remove the driver and passenger airbags from the vehicle and replace only the inflator portion. The removed  inflators will be placed into the packaging from the new inflator and shipped to Takata using the included return shipping label.

 

DRIVER AIRBAG INFLATOR REPLACEMENT Air Bag Module Removal:

WARNING:

  • Perform the replacement in a clean environment. Oil, grease, water, etc. on components may cause the air bag modules to fail to deploy in an accident, which may cause serious injury. Do not allow oil, grease, water, etc., on components.
  • Inserting a screwdriver, etc., into the connector of an air bag module may damage the connec- tor and cause the air bag module to deploy improperly, which may cause serious injury. Do not insert any foreign objects into the connector.
  • Do not make an attempt to directly supply electrical power to the module and the inflator.
  • Keep the module facing of the pad surface upwards at all times, except during replacement.
  • Do not use the module and new inflator if they were dropped on the ground.
  • Avoid module and inflator exposure to temperatures of 194 degrees F (90 degrees C) or more.
  1. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
  2. Record the customer’s preset radio stations.
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable and wait for one (1) minute or more.
  4. Remove the driver air bag module. Refer to MGSS online (DRIVER AIR BAG MODULE REMOVAL / INSTALLATION).
  5. Lay a protective cloth on the work bench, then place the air bag module on it to avoid any damage or scratches to the surface.

WARNING: Do not allow any debris on or around air bag once the inflator is removed.

 

Inflator Replacement:

  1. Release the retaining tab and slide the connector (1) of the air bag inflator (2) off the retainer.

air bag inflator (2)

 

  1. Remove and discard the four air bag inflator retaining nuts (3).
  2. Remove the air bag inflator and set aside for return shipping.

NOTE:  In order to verify the correct airbag inflator is installed, mark the old airbag inflator with a felt tip marker prior to removal.

  1. Install the new inflator into the driver air bag. The retainer (1) will be used for the electrical connector.

NOTE:  The new air bag inflator must be installed in the same orientation as the original part to ensure the inflator module and air bag harness electrical connector T-shape indexes are aligned properly.

air bag inflator

 

  1. Install four new air bag inflator nuts onto the driver airbag.

Tightening torque: 6.5 Nm (57 lb-in) in the specified sequence [1] [2] [3] [4]

  1. Align the T-shape index on both the wiring harness electrical connector and the airbag inflator by gently pulling on the wiring harness to ensure it is properly seated.
  1. Slide the connector (1) of air bag inflator (2) onto the retainer.

air bag inflator (2)

 

Air Bag Module Reinstallation:

  1. Install the driver air bag module. Refer to MGSS online (DRIVER AIR BAG MODULE REMOVAL / INSTALLATION).
  2. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
  4. Verify that the air bag system warning light illuminates for approx. 6 sec., then goes out.

NOTE:  If the air bag system warning light does not operate in the manner described above, there is a mal- function in the system. Inspect the system following the on-board diagnostic system procedure according to MGSS online.

  1. Proceed to “PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG REPLACEMENT”.

 

PASSENGER AIRBAG INFLATOR REPLACEMENT

Air Bag Module Removal:

WARNING:

  • Perform the replacement in a clean environment. Oil, grease, water, etc. on components may cause the air bag modules to fail to deploy in an accident, which may cause serious injury. Do not allow oil, grease, water, etc., on components.
  • Inserting a screwdriver, etc., into the connector of an air bag module may damage the connec- tor and cause the air bag module to deploy improperly, which may cause serious injury. Do not insert any foreign objects into the connector.
  • Do not disassemble the vehicle, other than instructed here.
  • Do not make an attempt to directly supply electrical power to the module and the inflator.
  • Keep the module facing of the pad surface upwards at all times, except during replacement.
  • Do not use the module and new inflator if they were dropped on the ground.
  • Avoid module and inflator exposure to temperatures of 194 degrees F (90 degrees C) or more.
  1. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable and wait for one (1) minute or more.
  3. Remove the passenger air bag module. Refer to MGSS online (PASSENGER AIR BAG MODULE REMOVAL / INSTALLATION).
  4. Lay a protective cloth on the work bench, then place the air bag module on it to avoid any damage or scratches to the surface.

WARNING: Do not allow any debris on or around air bag once the inflator is removed.

 

Inflator Replacement:

  1. Cut and peel back the wiring sleeve to expose the inflator wiring (1).

Cut and peel back the wiring sleeve

 

  1. Install a wiring shunt (1) between the inflator wiring connector and the inflator body. This will cause the inflator to become inert.

Install a wiring shunt (1)

 

  1. Cut the inflator wiring between connector and the shunt (1).

Cut the inflator wiring

 

  1. Remove and discard the four airbag inflator retaining nuts (1) and the bracket (2).

four airbag inflator retaining nuts (1)

 

  1. With an assistant holding the airbag assembly, remove the inflator from the airbag assembly by pushing outward on the inflator (1).

remove the inflator

 

  1. Remove the airbag inflator harness electrical connector.

airbag inflator harness electrical connector

 

  1. Align and install both new inflator end caps.

NOTE:  Both new inflator connector end caps must be installed with the tab features aligned and fully seated.  Both end caps are specific to either end of the Inflator.

Inflator Connector End Alignment Feature Connector End Cap Alignment Feature
Inflator Connector End Alignment Feature Connector End Cap Alignment Feature

 

  1. Install the inflator (1) into air bag assembly with the connector end cap facing out (2) and tail end cap facing inward (3) so that the alignment feature is aligned directly facing up (4).

Install the inflator (1)

 

  1. Align and install (1) the new inflator retaining bracket (2) so it is aligned under the tab (3).

Align and install (1) the new inflator retaining bracket (2)

 

  1. Install the four new nuts, making sure the pop-up indicator (1) on the air bag assembly is present. Tightening torque: 6.5 Nm (57 lb-in) in the specified sequence [1] [2] [3] [4]

Install the four new nuts

 

  1. Align the T-shape index on both the wiring harness electrical connector and the airbag inflator, then connect the new airbag wiring harness to the inflator module.
  1. Make sure the connection between the wiring harness electrical connector and the airbag inflator (1) is properly seated by gently pulling on the wiring harness.

electrical connector and the airbag inflator (1) is properly seated

 

  1. Install the inflator harness connector (1) to the air bag assembly bracket.

Install the inflator harness connector (1)

 

 

Air Bag Module Reinstallation:

  1. Install the passenger air bag module. Refer to MGSS online (PASSENGER AIR BAG MODULE REMOVAL / INSTALLATION).
  2. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
  1. Verify that the air bag system warning light illuminates for approx. 6 sec., then goes out.

NOTE:  If the air bag system warning light does not operate in the manner described above, there is a mal- function in the system. Inspect the system following the on-board diagnostic system procedure according to MGSS online.

  1. Re-enter the customer’s preset radio stations.
  2. Proceed to “C. CAMPAIGN LABEL INSTALLATION”.

 

C.  CAMPAIGN LABEL INSTALLATION

  1. Fill out a blue “Campaign Label” (9999-95-065A-06) with Campaign No: “2218A” and “2318A”, your dealer code, today’s date.

CAMPAIGN LABEL

 

  1. Affix it to the hood or bulkhead as shown:

CAMPAIGN LABEL

 

  1. Release the retaining tab and slide the connector (1) of the air bag inflator (2) off the retainer.

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