Novel Mazda waits on SA’s guidance on vehicle recall
Mazda Namibia, under the Novel dealership, will have to wait for instructions as to how the recall protocol is to be implemented, following a global recall by Mazda Motor Corporation, according to the dealer in Namibia.
The Mazda Motor Corporation announced on Monday that it had extended the Airbag Recall Campaign on certain Mazda2, Mazda6 and Mazda RX-8 vehicles for three different types of Takata Corporation manufactured airbag inflators.
Novel in a statement this week Novel Mazda have been made aware of the global recall and Namibian Mazda drivers are to take note that only Mazda 2 (year of manufacture from February 2010 to September 2010), Mazda6 (year of manufacture from March 2005 to December 2008) and Mazda RX-8 (year of manufacture between August 2003 to June 2007) are affected.
In the statement Novel said an easy way to see which Namibian vehicles are affected is to check whether Mazda2, Mazda6 and Mazda RX-8 Vehicle Identity Numbers (VIN) start with MM6DE, JM6GG or JMZSE.
“VINs are clearly indicated on the licence disc of your vehicle for easy reference. These particular units are equipped with the “PSDI-4” driver-side air bag inflator, the “SDI-160” driver side air bag inflator, or the “SPI”, “SDI-230” and the “PSPI” passenger-side air bag inflators,” the statement said
“Currently, Novel Mazda awaits instructions. Once the process is in place, Novel Mazda will implement the recall as quickly as possible under the guidance of Mazda South Africa and in a way that does not inconvenience any of our customers,” they added.
Furthermore the statement said although no cases of abnormal deployment or dangerous flaws have been found in any Mazda vehicles in the course of the investigative recall, the concern had deemed an extended formal recall campaign necessary.
At present, initial information shows that there are not many vehicles within the affected range on our roads.