Mazda is recalling nearly 261,000 model-year 2004-07 Mazda3 sedans and hatchbacks due to a problem with the plastic emblem on the steering wheel airbag module cover. In the event of a crash that results in the deployment of the driver’s airbag, the plastic emblem may shatter, sending fragments throughout the vehicle and increasing the risk of injury.
Mazda will begin notifying owners on Aug. 28. Owners can call the automaker at 800-222-5500 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the airbag module cover.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.