Mazda Philippines Reiterates Takata Recall
Bermaz Auto Philippines, the exclusive distributor of Mazda vehicles in the country, is once again renewing its call to owners of specific Mazda models sold in the Philippines to have their vehicle’s Takata airbag inflators replaced. This follows a continuing global recall issued by the airbag manufacturer, along with other car brands, affecting millions of vehicles worldwide.
The airbag inflator replacement campaign for Mazda Philippines has been an ongoing preventive safety measure since December 2016. Registered owners of affected vehicles have already been contacted by its 20 dealerships nationwide at their last known addresses and contact details. So far, 744 Mazda vehicles have had their inflators replaced since the recall campaign had begun. Included in the safety recall are the following models with their corresponding VIN codes and specific manufacturing dates:
Mazda Philippines is once again requesting the owners of the specified models to get in touch with the nearest authorized Mazda dealership to further ensure that all affected vehicles are brought to the dealership for the required Takata airbag inflator replacement. Owners of affected vehicles are asked to confirm with the dealerships whether their car’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is included in the recall campaign and if so, to schedule an appointment for the replacement of the airbag inflators. The service will only take about an hour and is free of charge to the customer.
“We care deeply for our customers and their safety, regardless of the age of their Mazda, or where they bought their cars” says Steven Tan, president and CEO of BAP. He adds, “Most important is to reach them and persuade them to bring the affected cars in to replace the inflators. We urge the owners of the said vehicles to get in touch with the Mazda dealership nearest to them so they will know whether their vehicles are covered by this very important safety campaign.”
Bermaz Auto Philippines, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Mazda vehicles and parts in the Philippines. Its current product line-up now includes the Mazda2 sub-compact sedan and hatchback, the Mazda3 compact sedan and hatchback, the Mazda6 full-size executive sedan and sports wagon, the CX-3 freestyle crossover, the all-new CX-5 five-seater and the all-new CX-9 seven-seater premium crossovers, the MX-5 2-seater sports roadster and the BT-50 pickup truck. There are 20 Mazda 3S dealerships located across the Philippines and Metro Manila – Mazda Greenhills, Mazda Pasig, Mazda Quezon Avenue, Mazda North EDSA, Mazda Makati, Mazda Alabang, Mazda Otis, Mazda Cavite, Mazda Sta. Rosa, Mazda Pulilan, Mazda Pampanga, Mazda Dagupan, Mazda Cabanatuan, Mazda Tarlac, Mazda Negros, Mazda Cebu, Mazda Iloilo, Mazda Cagayan De Oro, Mazda Davao and Mazda Butuan. Opening soon in the 2nd Quarter of 2018 is Mazda General Santos in Mindanao.