By CRM Staff
Toronto, Ontario — July 6, 2018 —Japanese automaker Mazda has recalled close to 270,000 vehicles equipped with Takata airbags, which the company fears have the potential to explode, according to the Associated Press.
The possibility exists that, under certain conditions, chemicals used in the inflation of the airbags could start to deteriorate. This would cause the bags to deploy with an added amount of force, crushing the metal canister inside the bag. The result would be flying shrapnel.
In the last seven years over 50 million airbags have been recalled in the United States alone.
Vehicles that could be dangerous due to these fatly airbags include select 2003-2008 Mazda6, 2006-2007 Mazadaspeed6 and the 2004 MVP vehicles nationwide. Also included are the 2005-2006 MVP models in certain states.
Takata is now owned by Chinese-owned company Key Safety System.