Recall Alert: 2004-2006 Mazda B-Series Pickups

2006 Mazda B3000 recall

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 16,900 model-year 2004-06 B-Series pickup trucks have been recalled as part of the ongoing Takata airbag inflator recalls (similar in scope to the recent expanded Ford Ranger recall). 

The Problem: Previously recalled for defective passenger-side airbags, the B-Series pickups are now being recalled for defective driver-side airbags.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the airbag module at no cost to owners.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Mazda at 800-222-5500 or contact their local Mazda dealer to verify that their vehicle is part of the recall and to schedule service. Owners also can use the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle identification number look-up tool.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service and Repair to find your local dealer.

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I wonder if the Ranger will be hit with the same problem?

This airbag issue has only started. at honda/acura we started with d/s front then p/s front now i hear its almost ever airbag we have sold for 10 plus years and they are rolling the recalls out in stages, next will be the side air bags in the seats. Basically all of takatas inflators were made with the same chemical and all of them will need to be replaced. Parts are the problem now honda has 2-3 different companies making us new inflators.

Creeping ever closer to my little girl. 19 years old and she thinks she's only 2.

Yes, I'm talking about my '97 Ranger. I've begun to think she's about to get herself a new airbag (and I don't mean me.)

they will simply unplug and deactivate the airbags when you take it to the dealer, then they will place a warning sticker on the dash saying the airbags have been disconnected

This was the same recall on the Rangers, which doesn't surprise me since both the Ranger and the Mazda truck are basically the same truck made in the same plant.

@Roadwhale - poor metaphor there dude.

they will simply unplug and deactivate the airbags when you take it to the dealer, then they will place a warning sticker on the dash saying the airbags have been disconnected

Posted by: Lou_DC | Feb 3, 2016 2:54:09 PM

That sounds like something Ford would do. No offense Road Whale

Ever watch or see someone replace cab corners on late 90s-2011 Ford rangers and the Mazda twin? Ford use plastic bags, like zip lock sandwich bags for sound deadening materials. LMBO can you say cheap?

For what the government has spent on this stupid recall already, you could probably buy a brand new truck for the handful of 2004-06 B-Series pickup owners who were most affected by it.

But that would not justify the jobs of all the bureaucrats and connected political appointees who run this federal agency. What a bloody waste of time. I wish Mazda would tell the feds to F-off.

@papa jim All the auto makers and people with common sense should tell the feds to go f them selfs. No one in their right mind would pay more for a v6 eco pop with less power less MPGs then a big V8 with fake v8 sounds.

Tell your comments to people that have had shrapnel in their faces or the families that buried a person hit with shrapnel. '
Maybe if if it was your mother or father your opinions would change. these recalls don't cost the car manufacturers money takata will foot the bill. Some manufacturers have bypassed takata and will sue them for the bill. How would you like it if you bought a helmet for your bike but when you fell on it instead of it helping you it stabbed you in the head. But i think you were dropped on your head few times.

You do know that if you disable your airbags and a passenger dies or gets hurt without knowing what you did you have opened you self of for a big lawsuit and possible jail time. jfyi

SKEETER When you get in any car/truck you should know the risk, you count die.


In the owners manual of my pickup it says to use wheel chocks when changing a flat tire but NO wheel chocks are supplied with the jack and the tire changing tools.
They need to supply me free wheel chocks.

Skeeter, you may be too young to remember, but it was the F-ing government in Washington who forced the automakers to put airbags in cars/trucks to start with. Typical.

"@Roadwhale - poor metaphor there dude."
-- Posted by: Lou_BC | Feb 3, 2016 5:37:12 PM

If I didn't say it, somebody else would have. I just took the wind out of their sails before they could.

Airbags were made mandatory in both front seats in 1998 not that long ago and while i do agree the government controls too much i don't believe airbags and making sure the product works correctly is one of them. Auto manufacturers have been putting airbags in cars as early as the 1940-50s and the government didn't tell them to.
Now tpms, ldw, cafe reg. ect...are all things should be options not mandatory.

And who needs wheel chocks allot of cars don't come with spare tires anymore.

It would be interesting to see what a 2017 Mazda pickup truck would like here in North America. I almost forgot that they even made trucks until I saw this recall.

This article is about an air bag recall not a wind bag recall.

@LMAO--I will stop posting if you stop posting.

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