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Mazda is recalling 19,000 cars in SA due to airbag safety concerns, as the Japanese car maker extends a global recall to cover a wider manufacturing period, its local unit said on Monday.
The recall was prompted by investigations in Japan and North America for three different types of Takata-manufactured airbags over concern that inflators were defective.
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in July that new testing was prompting Takata to declare 2.7-million air bag inflators defective in Ford, Nissan and Mazda vehicles.
Takata air bag inflators have been linked to 17 deaths and more than 180 injuries worldwide, and the recalls will eventually cover about 125-million inflators.Source: Reuters