New Takata recalls affect 1.5M Infiniti, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Infiniti, Saab, Subaru vehicles

June 1, 2016

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted a slew of new recalls related to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. All of these new recalls involve replacement of passenger-side devices.

Though information about some of these recalls has already been published by individual automakers, NHTSA's documents offer a greater degree of detail about the number of vehicles affected and how repairs will be performed.

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Most notably--and perhaps most frustratingly for owners--many of these recalls are being conducted by region. That's because the problem with Takata's airbags is the ammonium nitrate they use during deployment. Unfortunately, that compound destabilizes in the presence of heat and humidity, meaning that replacing airbags in hot, humid Southern states has been deemed a priority. As a result, many of today's recalls are limited to particular zones:

Zone A includes Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Zone B includes Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Zone C: Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

Keep in mind that, even though your car might not currently be registered in a particular zone, it may have been previously sold or registered in one of those areas. If so, it's affected by these recalls.

Also, please note that these are new recalls. Your car may have already been affected by a different Takata recall--perhaps because of the zone you live in, or perhaps to replace the driver-side airbag. Please read closely.

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Now, here's a rundown of the recalls published today that we've not previously covered.

Number of U.S. vehicles affected: 402,450
Customer service questions: 1-800-647-7261

  • 2005-2008 Infiniti FX35 (Zone A & Zone B)
  • 2005-2008 Infiniti FX45 (Zone A & Zone B)
  • 2003-2004 Infiniti I30 (Nationwide)
  • 2003-2004 Infiniti I35 (Nationwide)
  • 2006-2010 Infiniti M35 (Zone A)
  • 2006-2008 Infiniti M35 (Zone B)
  • 2006-2010 Infiniti M45 (Zone A)
  • 2006-2008 Infiniti M45 (Zone B)

Number of U.S. vehicles affected: 731,628
Customer service questions: 1-800-222-5500 

  • 2007-2011 Mazda CX-7 (Zone A)
  • 2007-2008 Mazda CX-7 (Zone B)
  • 2007-2011 Mazda CX-9 (Zone A)
  • 2007-2008 Mazda CX-7 (Zone B)
  • 2003-2004 Mazda6 (Nationwide)
  • 2003-2011 Mazda6 (Zone A)
  • 2003-2008 Mazda6 (Zone B)
  • 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 (Zone A)
  • 2004 Mazda MPV (Nationwide)
  • 2004-2006 Mazda MPV (Zone A & Zone B)
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 (Nationwide)
  • 2004-2011 Mazda RX-8 (Zone A)
  • 2004-2008 Mazda RX-8 (Zone B)

Number of U.S. vehicles affected: 38,628
Customer service questions: 1-888-648-7820 

  • 2006-2007 Mitsubishi Lancer built from June 29, 2005 to June 19, 2007 (Nationwide)
  • 2006-2007 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution built from June 29, 2005 to June 19, 2007 (Nationwide)

Number of U.S. vehicles affected: (included in Infiniti totals above)
Customer service questions: 1-800-647-7261

  • 2007-2011 Nissan Versa (Zone A)
  • 2007-2008 Nissan Versa (Zone B)

Number of U.S. vehicles affected: (included in Subaru totals below)
Customer service questions: 1-800-955-9007 

  • 2006 Saab 9-2x (Zone A & Zone B)

Number of U.S. vehicles affected: 383,101
Customer service questions: 1-856-488-8500

  • 2003-2006 Subaru Baja (Zone A & Zone B)
  • 2003-2004 Subaru Baja (Zone C)
  • 2009-2011 Subaru Forester (Zone A)
  • 2006-2011 Subaru Impreza (Zone A)
  • 2006-2008 Subaru Impreza (Zone B)
  • 2003-2004 Subaru Legacy (Nationwide)
  • 2009-2011 Subaru Legacy (Zone A)
  • 2003-2004 Subaru Outback (Nationwide)
  • 2009-2011 Subaru Outback (Zone A)
  • 2006-2011 Subaru Tribeca (Zone A)
  • 2006-2008 Subaru Tribeca (Zone B)
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