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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 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 #3

Jun 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles


My daughter has a 1998 Mazda 626. She hit a tree head on at about 40 miles per hour and the air bag did not come out. We have had the car repaired and she is driving it now. It really concerns me that this is a dangerous car if she has a wreck that is worst that the one she already has.

- Foley, AL, USA

problem #2

Mar 132004


  • miles
While driving 30 mph consumer's vehicle was involved in a rear end collision which caused a chain reaction. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Driver and two other passengers sustained minor injuries and were transported to the hospital. Vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection.

- West Valley City, UT, USA

problem #1

Mar 011999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
False deployment of air bag caused injury to consumer upon collision, upon inspection concluded possible undercarriage damage. Nlm

- Dundas, Ontario, CD, USA

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