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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,096 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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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 #13

Nov 022015

MAZDA3

  • 128,000 miles

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

Was in accident hit ditch and tree head on and airbags did not deploy, causing injury to face from hitting steering wheel. Was on city street and in motion.

- Hebron, KY, USA

problem #12

May 012014

MAZDA3

  • 94,000 miles
When starting the car the air bag light comes on and stays on for weeks then it will turn off. This has been happening for over a year.

- Waipahu, HI, USA

problem #11

Dec 052014

MAZDA3

  • 127,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Mazda3. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 04V468000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 127,000.

- Burlingame, CA, USA

problem #10

Aug 022014

MAZDA3

  • 200,000 miles

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

My 2 boys and a friend were in the car and had ran into the back of a truck hard enough to move the motor back, the air bags did not go off, my children could have been seriously injured. Thank god they had their seat belts on. Why do I pay money for safety features if they are not going to work? I am really upset and disappointed and will make sure all of my friends and family know that our car was defective. I will look into an attorney to make sure you fix this problem.

- Saint Charles, MO, USA

problem #9

Jan 152009

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mazda3. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 45 mph and making a turn, the steering wheel seized and the contact lost control of the vehicle. As a result, the contact crashed into a curb, a tree, and the vehicle rolled over. The airbags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The driver sustained minor injuries and the front passenger sustained major injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 04V468000 (air bags). The approximate failure mileage was 80,000. Updated 10/8/14 updated 3/25/2015

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

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problem #8

Feb 182013

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • 53,252 miles
I was involved in a crash on I-35W just outside of downtown minneapolis. I was traveling at 60mph and hit a concrete wall. My airbags did not deploy. Unacceptable!!!

- Eden Prairie, MN, USA

problem #7

Dec 192012

MAZDA3

  • 110,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Mazda3. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph, the driver's side console air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 04V468000 (air bags: Frontal: Sensor/control module). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 110,000.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #6

Jun 082010

MAZDA3

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Mazda3. The contact stated that the air bag sensor light illuminated while driving 25 mph. The illumination of the air bag light indicated that there was a defect within the air bag or the air bag sensor, which could lead to the air bag malfunctioning during a crash. The contact noticed NHTSA campaign id number 04V468000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control module) and called the manufacturer. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer did not provide any further assistance. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #5

Dec 142009

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mazda 3. while driving 35 mph the vehicle slid on black ice and hit the guard rail. The air bags did not deploy. The contact was transported to the hospital and sustained injuries to her back. The vehicle was towed to her residence. The front and rear fender were damaged. The manufacturer was notified. A police report is available. The failure mileage was 77,000. Updated 02/18/10

- Wenatchee, WA, USA

problem #4

Mar 272009

MAZDA3

  • 85,000 miles
Airbag/SRS light coming on intermittently. Dealer says it is not covered by NHTSA campaign id number 04V468000. Diagnosis and estimate was for a driver's side seat belt pre-tensioner and an airbag module. They quoted $818.59 parts and labor.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #3

Apr 182005

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 15,000 miles

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

Involved in a head on collison on April 18 2005 air bags did not deploy have called and emails Mazda about this and they will not help me. The car was in the shop prior to the accident for the air bag lights flashing. I was traving at 25 to 30mph and the other car ( there fault ) was going about 20mph. I sufferd head, back, groin injurys. I very unhappy with the way Mazda is treating me on this!!!

- Charleston , WV, USA

problem #2

Apr 182005

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
The lights on the console keeps popping on. First it was the air bag light that took 4 unsuccessful visits to the dealer. That problem subsided? and now the engine light is popping on...

- South Plainfield, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 012004

MAZDA3

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The vehicle hydroplaned and had a head on collision with trees. Back and side doors were dented into the car and windows shattered. The air bag did not deploy.

- Clanton, AL, USA

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