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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,667 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 #3

May 082009


  • miles


The light for the air bags just started to flash on the panel - car only 8 years old & done around 50000 kms - have been told it is the module and needs replacing - also that the bags could either inflate without warning or may not work at all if car involved in an accident - therefore considered dangerous. Cost of approx au$1500. Should this really be happening in a car of this age. We feel it is a fault with the car and the module should be replaced as a 'car defect replacement'. has anyone had any dealings with this problem before and if so what was the outcome. I feel we should not have to pay for this as it is definitely a manufacturing problem.

- Tullamarine, 00, USA

problem #2

Oct 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
My husband was driving our 2001 madza 626 with about 59000 miles (can't be accurate because it is still in the shop). He hit a pick-up truck from behind while going approximally 40 miles per hour. A car in front of the truck stopped quickly when the light changed. When the truck stopped, he was not able to stop. The truck had a large iron round bumper guard. My husband head hit the steering wheel along with his body being throw forward. The airbags did not deploy. Because of his head injury and back pain he had to be transported to hospital. He is still having headaches. Because we only have the minum full coverage all of his hospital bills and cost of the Transport is on us. We have not received all of the hospital bills, but the Transport itself is over $900. He also was not able to go to work for three days. If the airbags had deployed he would not have hit his head and been thrown forward. The cost of the car repairs are $3,800. The date of this accident was October 20,2003. The airbags has not been looked into at the body shop and the car is almost ready. I feel this is a defect in the car. I am concerned that if another accident occurs, this will happen again with greater injuries or maybe death.

- Brazoria, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 302002


  • miles
Consumer states: While driving at the speed of 35 mph was involved in a frontal collision neither air bag deployed. Dealer has been notified. If you have any additional information feel free to add.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

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