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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,912 miles

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2001 Mazda 626 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Mazda 626 Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 212005

626 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The contact's vehicle was involved in two rear end collisions. Upon impact, the airbags did not deploy. The speed of the first collision was not available, but it was at a low speed. The second collision occurred at 30 mph. Both times the contact sustained injuries. There was damage to the vehicle. A police report was taken. There has been no inspection or repairs made to the airbags.

- Lorton, VA, USA

problem #7

Aug 172005

626 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Mazda 626. The contact's vehicle hwas involved in an accident on August 17, 2005 while driving 35-40 mph. Upon impact, none of air bags deployed. There where two occupants in the vehicle, husband the driver and contact the passenger. Both occupants where wearing seat belts. There was pre-impact braking. The impact was on the right fender bending the hood of the car. The air bag light came on and went off only when starting the car, which was what the manual stated that it should do. There was one person injured. A police report was taken.

- San Deigo, CA, USA

problem #6

Apr 272004

626

  • miles
While driving 35 mph vehicle collided with a telephone pole. Upon impact, both frontal air bags did not deploy. The seat belts did not lock up, and driver sustained minor injuries. Vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection, but dealer did not resolve the problem.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 162003

626 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I was involved in a collision where I rear ended the vehicle in front of me. The collision occured in a 45 mph zone. As a result I sustained a concussion and was taken to the hospital. I now have a cut on my head and two black eyes. The air bags never deployed despite the $7500 in damage to the front end of my vehicle. Please contact me if you have any further questions. I want to help prevent other people from going through the trauma that I have been through. Please help to rectify this ongoing airbag situation with the Mazda 626. I have also contacted the Mazda dealer.

- Ny, NY, USA

problem #4

Nov 242002

626 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,298 miles
Vehicle was hit a 30 mph in the front center of the vehicle but the air bag did not deploy causing minor injuries to the consumer. The drivers seat belt did not hold and as a result the driver head went through he windshield. The dealer was notified.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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problem #3

Jun 052002

626

  • miles
During a total frontal collision, where my Mazda rear-ended a Lexus SUV, at a speed B/T 25 and 30 mph, the frontal airbags did not deploy. There was over $5600 worth of damage to the front end of my car due to the force of the collision. However, the airbags did not deploy. I suffered muscular and compression injuries in this collision. Medical care was sought for these injuries. These injuries may have been prevented had the airbags deployed correctly. During the collision, I went underneath the SUV and therefore the lowest part of the front bumper was not touched. However, the rest of the front end suffered much damage. The airbag sensors must be located in this lower bumper area. This is not good, if I would have hit the SUV harder, I would have still gone under their trunk and would have possibly suffered more damages but without the airbags deploying because the sensors would have still been located too low to be activated.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 082002

626

  • miles
My son hit a telephone pole after he hit some black ice. He was going about 30mph and the air bags never deployed. I have pictures of the car inside and out if you would like for me to forward them to you. Mazda is really passing the buck. I am thankful my son only had a broken wrist and had to have surgery to put a screw in. It could have been a fatality. I wouldn't want another family to go through something like this. Please contact me with any information you may have to get some results out of Mazda. Thanks again!!

- Gastonia, NC, USA

problem #1

May 282001

626

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle involved in a frontal collision with a 1984 Dodge, 6000; at 35 mph. Upon impact, both air bags did not deploy. Dealer / manufacturer were notified.

- Newark, NJ, USA

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