Mazda North American Operations is recalling 41,918 model year 2009-2010 Mazda6 vehicles manufactured February 4, 2008, to December 3, 2009.
The protective coating may not have been properly applied to the airbag control unit (ACU) and, as a result, moisture may damage the unit causing it to malfunction.
Failure of the ACU would illuminate the airbag warning light and prevent the air bags from deploying in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
What to do
Mazda dealers will replace the ACU free of charge; however parts are not currently available. Mazda will send interim notifications to owners beginning October 3, 2016 and mail a second notice when remedy parts are available.
Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9816H.