Mazda Canada issues “Do not Drive” Notice for 2006 B Series Pickup Trucks
Mazda Canada Inc. (MCI) is urging 2006 B-Series pickup trucks built between August 2005 and November 2005 to immediately stop driving because of Takata’s safety pad inflators that contain a propellant that may present an immediate hazard. for the safety. This problem is not related to other recalls regarding gas generators used in Takata airbags.
On January 12, 2018, Mazda was advised by Ford Motor Company that Takata’s airbag gas generator, which equips the 2006 Mazda Series B pickup truck, a Ford-built model resembling the Ford Ranger, was a major source of concern. Mazda then imitated Ford in its decision to recall the vehicles concerned in the United States, Puerto Rico and Saipan, and recommended to its customers to stop driving the vehicles concerned. In the light of new information from Ford and Takata, Mazda has decided to expand the number of models covered by the Do not Drive notice by including some 2006 Series B pickup trucks operating in Canada.
Although no fatal accidents have occurred in Mazda vehicles due to the abnormal deployment of Takata air bags, the safety of our customers being our top priority, we are issuing this notice to ensure that the airbags most likely to break in the event of a collision will be replaced as soon as possible.
The recall includes the 2006 B-Series pickup trucks built between August 5, 2005 and November 4, 2005. There are approximately 3,079 vehicles in North America, including 874 in Canada and 1,955 in the United States.
Mazda urges owners of vehicles not to drive their trucks immediately. Urgent reminder notices will be sent by registered mail and priority mail this week asking owners to stop driving and contact their local Mazda Dealer for further instructions. Mazda will take care of and pay for the towing of the vehicles to the dealers for repair, and will lend courtesy vehicles for the duration of the repairs due to the recall.