WASHINGTON, DC (December 4, 2014) – Mazda today announced the following steps in the Takata recall:
Mazda has decided to expand the area of the high-temperature, high-humidity region recall to include the Gulf Coast states.
The following states and territories comprise the High Absolute Humidity Region – Florida; Puerto Rico; Hawaii; Saipan; Guam; American Samoa; US Virgin Islands; Georgia; Alabama; Louisiana; Mississippi; Texas.
As of December 4th, the estimated vehicles in all Mazda-Takata campaigns is 86,773. (Pending Polk Data confirmation).
We have discussed with Takata to move forward the supply timing for replacement airbags. For our customers, we continue to encourage customers to respond to our recall by making phone calls and re-sending notification letters.
With safety as our first priority, we are cooperating with Takata to work toward finding a solution to this problem as early as possible.
Toyota has proposed an independent, industry-wide joint testing initiative and Mazda has agreed to join the initiative.
This situation is fluid, and updates will be provided regularly.