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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 #1

Apr 042001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


On two occasions seat belt retractor failed to operate, leaving occupants without any restraint. Dealer notified and made repairs. Consumer states the seat belt are pulled out to make it lock for child safety seats, consumer states the first failure rear and middle belts broke, belt would hang and not retract, second and third occasions belts would get twisted inside frame and would not pull out and retract.

- Ocala, FL, USA

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