Mazda Recalls 57,000 Cars with Faulty Seatbelt Sensor

Volkswagen has attracted attention over last several months due to its emissions scandal. And now, Mazda has recalled more than 57,000 vehicles with faulty seatbelt sensor which could cause passenger airbags not to deploy during a crash. The vehicles in question are Mazda 6 models which were manufactured between November 3, 2013 and December 9, 2014.

The defect in the vehicles is a result of excess weld splatter on the passenger seat frame that could come in contact with seatbelt sensors that ultimately cause short circuit. As a result, the vehicle couldn’t sense when the seatbelt is engaged which would ultimately result in the airbag not deploying during an accident.

However, there hasn’t been any report of accidents or injuries associated with the malfunction according to the latest announcement made by the auto manufacturer. If you are wondering about other model you might own, then rest assured, the affected seats are unique to Mazda 6 and no other vehicles are included in the recall of the vehicles.

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