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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,567 miles

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2009 Mazda MAZDA3 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 222012

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • 57,000 miles


I was merging onto interstate 69 from center road in flint, Michigan on December 22, 2012 at approximately 11:30 a.M. there was a vehicle in front of me merging at the same time. That vehicle merged in front of a Jeep and I merged behind it. The driver of the Jeep stated the vehicle merging in front of him cut him off causing him to brake hard and swerve into center lane to avoid a crash. I braked hard to avoid rear-ending the Jeep. The driver of the Jeep also stated the vehicle in the center lane swerved into the left lane causing the vehicle in the left lane to swerve off the road and upon re-entering the left lane over-corrected and slid across center lane into right lane hitting the vehicle I was driving causing it to hit the guardrail then going into 360 degree spin and coming to a stop approximately 50 feet farther along the highway against the guardrail. I was wearing my seatbelt. The airbags didn't deploy. I was injured in the crash. I have a fractured sternum and bruises to my left knee, right arm and left side of my neck. [xxx] ud-10 serial #77152 flint police dept.- traffic division 210 E. fifth St. Flint, mi 48502 (810) 237-6890 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Burton, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 142012


  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Mazda Mazda3. The contact stated that the driver was traveling 60 mph when the vehicle crashed into another vehicle head on. The air bags failed to deploy. The crash caused head injuries to the driver. The police were contacted and a report was on file. The vehicle was destroyed. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop and the manufacturer was contacted. The failure and current mileages were 38,000.

- Woodland Hills, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 232009


  • 29,700 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Mazda 3. while driving approximately 5 mph a tractor trailer driving 45 mph crashed into the front driver side of his vehicle. The vehicle was completely destroyed, and none of the air bags deployed. The police and ambulance were notified. The driver was transported to the hospital and sustained severe injuries. The vehicle was towed to a collision facility. The failure and current mileages were 29,700.

- Bensalem, PA, USA

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