2618F – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode – 2003-2008 Mazda

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V402
Manufacturer Mazda North American Operations
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 269,618


Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.



Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2003-2008 Mazda6, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 and 2004 MPV vehicles nationwide. Mazda is also recalling 2005-2006 MPV vehicles in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these passenger air bag inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.



Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2018. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500 ,Option 4. Mazda’s number for this recall is 2618F. Note: This recall partially supersedes recall 16V354.



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.


Check if your Mazda has a Recall

June 15th, 2018


Subject:  Warranty Claim Submission for Passenger Air Bag Inflator Replacement – Affecting Safety Recalls 9416E, 0617A, and 2018A transitioning to 2618F.


Attention: Mazda Dealer Principals, Service Managers, and Parts Managers


As previously advised Mazda is preparing to transition Recalls 9416E, 0617A, and 2018A to a new permanent remedy inflator recall 2618F launching June 29th, 2018 using new, permanent remedy inflators with new part numbers. The part numbers affected by this action are GLYA57-K80 and F1Z1-57-K80.  

Again, to prepare for the new inflator kits, parts ordering for Recalls 9416E, 0617A, and 2018A closed on Tuesday, June 12th at 5:00 PM PST, and any outstanding repairs for these recalls were to be completed by Friday, June 15th.


Beginning Monday, June 18th, please make it a priority to do the following for the above 3 recalls:

  1. Submit Warranty claims for all COMPLETED recall repairs, use the provided templates for each recall.
  2. Claims MUST be submitted into eMDCS by June 27, 2018 at 2pm, Pacific Time in order to accurately count completion statistics for NHTSA reporting and owner mailings for Recall 2618F.
  3. Contact the Warranty department with ANY questions or problems regarding 9416E, 0617A, and 2018A claim submissions and we will resolve them.
  4. If they exist, submit recall claims for any OPEN Repair orders that have a completed recall. NOTE: Remember, you do not need to have all Warranty or Customer Pay work or Rentals completed on a Repair Order completed to submit this warranty claim.


During the weeks of June 18th to June 29th Mazda, along with the hazmat specialist, Shipmate, will work with your dealership to collect all your on hand inventory for part numbers GLYA-57-K80 and F1Z1-57-K80.  Please see the Dealer Email from earlier today sent by the Parts Operations Division.


Safety Matters. Your Safety is Important to Mazda.





Akira Ikemoto
Director, Technical Services Division
Mazda North American Operations

Takata Safety Recall update for 9416E, 0617A, 2018A affecting the Mazda RX-8

June 27, 2018


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Warranty Claim Submission for Passenger Air Bag Inflator Replacement – Affecting Safety Recalls 9416E, 0617A, and 2018A transitioning to 2618F

June 15th, 2018


Download (PDF, 132KB)

**UPDATE** – Takata Safety Recall Update for Recall 2618F – Mazda6, Mazdaspeed6 and MPV Launch Delayed until July 6, 2018

July 3, 2018


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Recall Acknowledgement

July 5, 2018


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