hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,000 miles

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2010 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2010 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 222015


  • 48,000 miles


The seat height adjuster is operated by a lever on the side of the seat. The lever rotates a rod with two brackets (one on each side of the seat) which are welded to the bar on one end and pinned to the seat adjuster base. The bracket cracked at the base of the weld on the outboard side of the seat. The failure occurred while accelerating from a stop; however, I had noticed some a rattle or creaking sound from the seat for a few days before the final failure occurred. The seat is not completely loose at the front left corner. The seat has side airbags. I am concerned that they will accidentally deploy due to the excessive seat movement in a panic breaking event. Mazda has changed the part design, but the repair is not covered under a recall or extended warranty even though a defective seat is a safety issue. The only repair is to replace the seat adjuster assembly or entire seat.

- Appleton, WI, USA

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