Mazda Recalls 270,000 Vehicles With Takata Air Bag Defect

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By Susan McFarland

Mazda is recalling nearly 270,000 vehicles in the United States that are equipped with a potentially deadly air bag defect, safety officials said.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the automaker will recall 269,618 vehicles—including the 2003-2008 Mazda6, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 and 2004 MPVs nationwide. The 2005-2006 MPVs are being recalled in certain states and territories.

The defective Takata air bags inflators have exploded in some vehicles, sending metal pieces into the passenger cabin.

The defect

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