Mitsubishi, Mazda vehicles recalled over faulty airbags

MITSUBISHI and Mazda vehicles are being recalled due to faulty airbags.

The Australian Competitor and Consumer Commission issued a recall notice for Mitsubishi's ML and MN 07-14 Triton models because the "driver's side airbag inflator may release metallic fragments from the inflator container when the airbag deploys".

"In the event of an incident that deploys the drivers' side airbag, the airbag inflator may release metallic fragments and these metallic fragments may injure the vehicle occupants."

The commission also issued a recall for Mazda's Mazda2, B Series and BT-50s.

It said in the affected vehicles "continued exposure of the air bag inflator to high levels of absolute humidity may cause the front air bag inflator housing to rupture and deploy abnormally in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the frontal air bag" resulting in metal fragments "striking and potentially seriously injuring vehicle occupants".

List of Mitsubishi and Mazda vehicles affected by these recalls:

ML & MN Triton 07-14 MY - 57, 025

MM0DE10Y100106386 - MM0DE10Y100151682

B Series
MM0UNY0W200415000 - MM0UNY0W200433739

MM0UNY0*300613091 - MM0UNY0*300694615
MM0UNY0*400804803 - MM0UNY0*400912110

Both these recalls are part of a widespread Takata airbag recall.

>> What is Takata, and what is wrong with my airbag?

Japanese company Takata manufactures 20 per cent of the car industry's airbags.

In May, the number of vehicles affected by the Takata airbag recall had climbed to more than 50 million worldwide.

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