Mazda‘s Chinese joint venture will recall 74,310 Mazda2 sedans for the purpose of replacing defective airbags, behind pressure from Chinese regulators.
The Mazda2 sedan joins multiple other Mazda vehicles fitted with Takata’s defective airbag inflators, such as the 2003-2008 Mazda6, 2004-2006 B-Series, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6, 2004-2008 RX-8 and the 2008 MPV.
Last month, the Takata recall grew by 1.3 million vehicles on Japanese shores, with the likes of the Mazda 2 (or Mazda Demio), RX-8 and Bongo van known to be affected.
As reported by Autonews, China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine stated that Mazda will contact affected vehicle owners through authorized dealers and replace their airbags free of charge.
“Like all other recalls, we work with local authorities and react seriously,” said Mazda spokesman Hideki Taira. “There’s no delay in the procedures in China.”
According to the Chinese regulator, the affected Mazda vehicles were manufactured between July 24, 2007 and June 17, 2015.