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4.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,833 miles

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2005 Mazda RX-8 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Mazda RX-8 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 112013

RX-8

  • 62,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 maxda Rx-8. the contact stated that the front seat belt was inserted into the rear seat receiver by a ten year old child. The child became trapped in the rear of the car. The harness was removed from the door so that he was able to maneuver his body out of the seat belt and exit the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 62,000.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jan 012007

RX-8

  • Manual transmission
  • 6,500 miles
- the front seat belt in a 2005 Rx-8 was inserted into the back seat receiver where the back seat belt would normally go. The individual that did this was unfamiliar with the car and ended up being trapped in the rear of the car. The individual who was trapped weight about 80-90 pounds, and had to wiggle his way out of the seat belt to get out. The contact states that the fact that the individual was able to get the buckle locked into the rear receiver and could not disengage itwas a serious safety issue. Updated 1/29/2007 - child accidentally used the passeger side front seat belt and buckled it into the rear buckle. The child was unable to unbuckle the seat belt. The consumer went onto the passenger side to open the door and help the child but the belt had retracted preventing the passenger side door from opening.

- Robinsville, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 302006

RX-8

  • miles
The front seat belt in a 2005 Rx-8 was inserted into the back seat receiver where the back seat belt would normally go. The individual that did this was unfamiliar with the car and ended up being trapped in the rear of the car. We had to cut the seat belt to get him out. We called the Mazda 800 road side assistance and after being on hold for 20 min were informed that there was no emergency release and would have to cut the belt. We were also informed that the Mazda dealer would take care of this as it should not have happened. Besides the fact that we had to cut the seat belt to get him out, the fact that he was able to get the buckle locked into the rear receiver and could not disengage it is a serious safety issue. 1. the belt would not provide the proper safety in a crash. 2. the inability to get out of the belt could have resulted in a fatality. Both the passenger side belt and the rear passenger side receiver have to be replaced at the owners expense. The repair has been scheduled for next week and is not being covered by Mazda.

- Milford, NH, USA

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