Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: Keep an eye on your tire's valve stems. There are reports that they can corrode, break and take your tire from inflated to mush in "what the heck just happened" seconds flat. Otherwise, most owners say it's pretty smooth sailing with this car.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,000 miles

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2009 Mazda MAZDA5 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Mazda MAZDA5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 112014

MAZDA5 4-cyl

  • 68,000 miles


The third row seatbelts in my '09 Mazda 5 being totally unusable for children and some adults, including myself. The seatbelts are positioned so high and so far forward that they are completely unsafe, therefore unusable. The problem is masked with a high back booster seat but even with a high back booster seat, when I jerked against the seatbelt to make it lock, there was at least 6 inches of motion forward and side-to-side before the seatbelt locked. When I tried this with a high back booster in the 2nd row, there was motion only 2 inches forward and none side-to-side. The seatbelt problem is totally unacceptable and am shocked there hasn't been a recall. There also isn't latch in the third row so how am I supposed to put anyone back there?

- Lehi, UT, USA

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