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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,000 miles

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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 152016


  • 90,000 miles


After 90K miles, the airbag light came on. I took the car into the dealership, the diagnostic required me to replace the SAS module. I would need to re-calibrate the airbag sensors, if this was unsuccessful then I would need to spend another $2400 replacing the airbag sensors. The car has been in no accidents and no fender benders, seems like a manufacture defect.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 232014


  • 52,000 miles
TL-the contact owns 2012 Mazda Mazda3. The contact stated that the air bag light illiminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician stated that the error code B229A had to be corrected. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000. Pam

- King George , VA, USA

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