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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,500 miles

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2004 Mazda MAZDA3 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 302005

MAZDA3

  • miles

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

The passenger's side air bag failed to deploy in the 2004 Mazda 3 upon impact. ** answer required*** the passenger sustained an eye injury. The vehicle was a total loss. A few months after the vehicle was purchased the consumer received a recall for the crash zone sensor. Jan 2005 the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the sensor was replaced. Since the accident the consumer is skeptical as to whether the recall repairs performed.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 132006

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
I own a 2004 Mazda 3S, VIN #[xxx]. previously, in the end of December 2005 I was hot from behind in cambridge. MA. and incurred about 700 worth of damage. My care was repaired and I picked it up on Friday January 6th, 2006. Unfortunately, I was involved in a hit and run on Friday January 13th, 2006. Exactly a week from the day I picked up my car from the auto body shop. Anyway, I was traveling at a speed of 50 miles per hour when hit from behind, which put me in a spin of about 6 360 degrees. Then, I hit the concrete barrier with the front of my car and then bounced off and did another 5 360degree turns and then the back of my car hit the concrete barrier. Unfortunately, none of my air bags were deployed, however, I did have my seat belt on and have a sore neck and head. I am feeling better, but am concerned with the fact that the air bags did not deploy in this situation. There was a recall with the front air bag sensor for my model, but apparently, my car was manufactured on 05-13-04. The manufacturing dates the recall affected were from 6-24-03 - 3-22-04. My insurance company is not being cooperative when it comes to the air bags. They are not sure if they should of deployed, but are saying that they may not have. The speed I was traveling at and the level of impact leads me to say with a high degree of confidence that the air bags, side and front should have deployed upon the impact. Please help me, as I the manufacturer is extremely unwilling to help me or provide any specification or crash test results, etc. Best regards, [xxx]; [xxx]. updated 07/17/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Beverly, MA, USA

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