Report Receipt Date: APR 11, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V130000

Component(s): AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 149

All Products Associated with this Recall:
PotentiallyAffectedVehicles:

Identification of the vehicles potentially affected:

2003-2004 model year Mazda6, built from January 14, 2003 through May 29,2003 at
Auto Alliance International, Inc. Flat Rock, Michigan. 2004 model year RX-8, built from
June 25, 2003 through June 30, 2003 at Hiroshima Plant of Mazda Motor Corporation.
Japan.

Manufacturer: Mazda North American Operations

SUMMARY:
Mazda is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Mazda6 vehicles manufactured January 14, 2003, through May 29, 2003; and 2004 RX-8 vehicles manufactured June 25, 2003, through June 30, 2003, to address a safety defect in the passenger side air bag which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag.


CONSEQUENCE:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.

REMEDY:
Owners of all vehicles on which a defective air bag may have been installed either as original equipment will be notified. Dealers will inspect vehicles, and where a defective air bag inflator is identified, the inflator will be replaced, free of charge. The safety recall will begin in May 2013. Owners may contact Mazda Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-222-5500, option #6. Mazda's recall campaign number is 6913D.

NOTES:
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 Home | Safercar -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).