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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Mazda 626 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Mazda 626 Owner Comments

problem #11

Jul 082003

626

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While traveling about 35mph on the highway and without prior warning.another vehicle made a sudden stop causing the consumer to hit her from behind. Upon impact, driver's side air bag didn't deploy.

- Pataskala, OH, USA

problem #10

Oct 051999

626

  • miles
On stated date, I was rearended on highway. Air bags did not deploy, however back part of drivers seat broke. It was found completely horizontal at end of impact. Mazda said it was built to do that for safety reasons! tow truck operator, auto body employees have never heard or seen such a "safety feature." Due to this defect in seat mechanism, I sustained back injuries that continue to this day. I have kept the broken seat track. I would like to have it checked out. If Mazda designed the seat back to break on impact as a safety factor, it has failed me quite drastically!!

- Richmond Hill, CA, USA

problem #9

Aug 222001

(reported on)

626

  • miles
I saw the item in the middle of the freeway traveling 55 mph during rush hour traffic. It was small and due to traffic, I ran over the item and the next thing I remember was an airbag in my face. I looked around to see if someone hit me or if I hit someone. Due to the force of the passenger airbag, it cracked my windsheild. No damage was reported underneath my vehicle so why did my airbags deploy? this defect could have caused major damage if I hadn't reacted calmly when it happended.

- Dunwoody, GA, USA

problem #8

Mar 232001

626

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Front impact crash at 30 mph, and neither airbag deployed, damage $ 2200.

- Mount Holly, NC, USA

problem #7

Jan 172000

626

  • miles
Both driver and passenger side air bags deployed without any apparent cause, violent condition of deployment caused injuries to consumers face and chest area.

- Mccomb, MS, USA

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problem #6

Jun 171999

626

  • miles
While driving through a green light consumer was involved in an accident which resulted in servere injury. However, both airbags experienced no deployment which could have prevented injury.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #5

Jun 171999

626

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving through a green light consumer was involved in an accident which resulted in servere injury. However, both airbags experienced no deployment which could have prevented injury.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 171999

626

  • miles
While driving at 65 mph driver's side and passenger's side air bags deployed for no reason. Consumer had to pull over to the side of the road due to air bag deployment.

- Dundas Ontario, KS, USA

problem #3

Mar 171999

626

  • miles
While driving at 65 mph driver's side and passenger's side air bags deployed for no reason. Consumer had to pull over to the side of the road due to air bag deployment.

- Dundas Ontario, KS, USA

problem #2

Dec 171998

626

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was in an accident with another car on 17 Dec 98, and air bags did not deploy. Also, passenger's seat belt inertia device did not lock. Failure of passenger's seat belt allowed passenger to be thrown forward, striking legs in dash and head hitting windshield. Consumer sustained alot of bruising and swelling, but did not suffer serious injury. Also, driver had some bruising and cuts. Both are undergoing physical therapy.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #1

Dec 171998

626

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was in an accident with another car on 17 Dec 98, and air bags did not deploy. Also, passenger's seat belt inertia device did not lock. Failure of passenger's seat belt allowed passenger to be thrown forward, striking legs in dash and head hitting windshield. Consumer sustained alot of bruising and swelling, but did not suffer serious injury. Also, driver had some bruising and cuts. Both are undergoing physical therapy.

- Omaha, NE, USA

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