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Statement on Recall of Certain 2018 Mazda CX-5 Vehicles

Side Curtain Air Bag May Not Unfold Properly


June 22, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 22, 2018) – Mazda North American Operations filed a Part 573 with NHTSA regarding a safety concern with certain Model Year 2018 Mazda CX-5 vehicles. Due to an inappropriate manufacturing process during the production of certain curtain air bags, the air bags may not unfold properly during deployment. This may result in an increased risk of injury to a passenger in a crash where the curtain air bag deploys during a rollover event.

Approximately 682 vehicles are affected.

There have been no reports of accidents or injuries.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, California, and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at

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Tamara Mlynarczyk, Mazda North American Operations, 202-467-5092
Emily Taylor, Mazda North American Operations, 949-727-6182