The Japanese manufacturer reports that an incorrect chemical mixture could cause the inflator to not initiate, meaning the airbag may not deploy in the event of a crash.
If the condition occurs, this poses an increased risk of injury to the vehicle's occupants. Mazda Australia has confirmed that no cases of the fault have been reported locally, and that this isn't a Takata-related airbag recall.
Owners of the recalled BT-50 vehicles will be contacted via mail by Mazda Australia, and advised to present their ute to their local dealer.
For more information, contact 1800 034 411.