Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL - SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
04V559000MAZDA NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONSfrom 08/24/2004 to 08/25/2004V (Vehicle)211/22/2004MFRMAZDA NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS11/22/200411/23/2004
Defect SummaryOn two passenger vehicles, a crack in the solder connection attaching the acceleration sensor in the sas unit made contact with the base plate, damaging the solder connection.
Consequence SummaryThe airbag may not deploy when the vehicle is involved in a frontal crash and it can cause serious injuries.
Corrective SummaryDealers repaired these vehicles. the two vehicle owners were contacted by telephone on november 22, 2004, and these vehicles have been repaired.
NotesMazda recall no. 2504k. customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
AIR BAGS
080010703/30/200710021391Airbag warning light comes on with code b1877/b1881. *kb04/17/2007
080030610/04/200610021000Non genuine accessories affect air bag operation. *kb02/22/2007

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
AIR BAGS
01/02/201170000
 Vehicle invloved into highway collision during wet conditions. was struck by toyota tacoma after the tacoma had spun out. initial impact was driver side fender corner causing the vehicle to spin out, as it spun out , vehicle was struck 3 more times, by the out of control tacoma, on the passenger side rear door, front door and fender. rear passenger door caved in , panel assembly was pushed in , window shattered, bench seat dislodged. not one of the airbags deployed during any of the 4 impacts. despite full brake pressure applied, vehicle spinning and 3 seatbelts engaged. accordingly system was tested ok by mazda during vehicle repairs. i would suppose that the curtain side and side impact airbags would have deployed especially if the rear door was smashed in.
01/02/201170000
 Vehicle invloved into highway collision during wet conditions. was struck by toyota tacoma after the tacoma had spun out. initial impact was driver side fender corner causing the vehicle to spin out, as it spun out , vehicle was struck 3 more times, by the out of control tacoma, on the passenger side rear door, front door and fender. rear passenger door caved in , panel assembly was pushed in , window shattered, bench seat dislodged. not one of the airbags deployed during any of the 4 impacts. despite full brake pressure applied, vehicle spinning and 3 seatbelts engaged. accordingly system was tested ok by mazda during vehicle repairs. i would suppose that the curtain side and side impact airbags would have deployed especially if the rear door was smashed in.
01/02/201170000
 Vehicle invloved into highway collision during wet conditions. was struck by toyota tacoma after the tacoma had spun out. initial impact was driver side fender corner causing the vehicle to spin out, as it spun out , vehicle was struck 3 more times, by the out of control tacoma, on the passenger side rear door, front door and fender. rear passenger door caved in , panel assembly was pushed in , window shattered, bench seat dislodged. not one of the airbags deployed during any of the 4 impacts. despite full brake pressure applied, vehicle spinning and 3 seatbelts engaged. accordingly system was tested ok by mazda during vehicle repairs. i would suppose that the curtain side and side impact airbags would have deployed especially if the rear door was smashed in.
01/02/201170000
 Vehicle invloved into highway collision during wet conditions. was struck by toyota tacoma after the tacoma had spun out. initial impact was driver side fender corner causing the vehicle to spin out, as it spun out , vehicle was struck 3 more times, by the out of control tacoma, on the passenger side rear door, front door and fender. rear passenger door caved in , panel assembly was pushed in , window shattered, bench seat dislodged. not one of the airbags deployed during any of the 4 impacts. despite full brake pressure applied, vehicle spinning and 3 seatbelts engaged. accordingly system was tested ok by mazda during vehicle repairs. i would suppose that the curtain side and side impact airbags would have deployed especially if the rear door was smashed in.
01/02/201170000
 Vehicle invloved into highway collision during wet conditions. was struck by toyota tacoma after the tacoma had spun out. initial impact was driver side fender corner causing the vehicle to spin out, as it spun out , vehicle was struck 3 more times, by the out of control tacoma, on the passenger side rear door, front door and fender. rear passenger door caved in , panel assembly was pushed in , window shattered, bench seat dislodged. not one of the airbags deployed during any of the 4 impacts. despite full brake pressure applied, vehicle spinning and 3 seatbelts engaged. accordingly system was tested ok by mazda during vehicle repairs. i would suppose that the curtain side and side impact airbags would have deployed especially if the rear door was smashed in.
11/04/201044000
 Air bag light on, i see there is a recall for this problem for my 2005 mazda3, but mazda says that my vin number is not part of the recall eventhough the year and model match the recall
11/04/201044000
 Air bag light on, i see there is a recall for this problem for my 2005 mazda3, but mazda says that my vin number is not part of the recall eventhough the year and model match the recall
11/04/201044000
 Air bag light on, i see there is a recall for this problem for my 2005 mazda3, but mazda says that my vin number is not part of the recall eventhough the year and model match the recall
06/07/201065915
 Hi, i have two issues due to: electrical problem: airbag warning light may come on due to damaged pretensioner sensor wiring breakage from adjusting the seat. (2005) . this was on saturday 30,nov 2009. the airbag may not deploy when the vehicle is involved in a crash. check-engine light: the check engine light illuminate, issues due to a valve in the intake system jamming. the dealer mazda in ponce, puerto rico, check this issues, this is the part # lf82-18-740 valve,sole & lf70-15-170 they said to repair those parts. my car is out of warranty. thank you.
06/07/201065915
 Hi, i have two issues due to: electrical problem: airbag warning light may come on due to damaged pretensioner sensor wiring breakage from adjusting the seat. (2005) . this was on saturday 30,nov 2009. the airbag may not deploy when the vehicle is involved in a crash. check-engine light: the check engine light illuminate, issues due to a valve in the intake system jamming. the dealer mazda in ponce, puerto rico, check this issues, this is the part # lf82-18-740 valve,sole & lf70-15-170 they said to repair those parts. my car is out of warranty. thank you.
06/07/201065915
 Hi, i have two issues due to: electrical problem: airbag warning light may come on due to damaged pretensioner sensor wiring breakage from adjusting the seat. (2005) . this was on saturday 30,nov 2009. the airbag may not deploy when the vehicle is involved in a crash. check-engine light: the check engine light illuminate, issues due to a valve in the intake system jamming. the dealer mazda in ponce, puerto rico, check this issues, this is the part # lf82-18-740 valve,sole & lf70-15-170 they said to repair those parts. my car is out of warranty. thank you.
06/07/201065915
 Hi, i have two issues due to: electrical problem: airbag warning light may come on due to damaged pretensioner sensor wiring breakage from adjusting the seat. (2005) . this was on saturday 30,nov 2009. the airbag may not deploy when the vehicle is involved in a crash. check-engine light: the check engine light illuminate, issues due to a valve in the intake system jamming. the dealer mazda in ponce, puerto rico, check this issues, this is the part # lf82-18-740 valve,sole & lf70-15-170 they said to repair those parts. my car is out of warranty. thank you.
06/07/201065915
 Hi, i have two issues due to: electrical problem: airbag warning light may come on due to damaged pretensioner sensor wiring breakage from adjusting the seat. (2005) . this was on saturday 30,nov 2009. the airbag may not deploy when the vehicle is involved in a crash. check-engine light: the check engine light illuminate, issues due to a valve in the intake system jamming. the dealer mazda in ponce, puerto rico, check this issues, this is the part # lf82-18-740 valve,sole & lf70-15-170 they said to repair those parts. my car is out of warranty. thank you.
04/15/2008672301
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 mazda 3. the contact stated that when he readjusted his driver's seat, the air bag sensor on the instrument panel illuminated. this indicated that the air bag was not operating properly. the dealer stated that there was no recall available and advised him to bring in the vehicle for a diagnosis. the vehicle is still under warranty and has not yet been repaired. the failure and current mileages were 67,230. updated 6/16/08 *cn the consumer stated when he started the vehicle with the drivers door opened, it would reset and light. updated.
04/17/2008540001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 mazda 3. while driving between 35-40 mph, the contact was involved in a frontal crash. the airbags failed to deploy. the contact was injured and a police report was filed. the vehicle was not destroyed and the dealer had not been notified. the purchase date was unknown. the current and failure mileages were 54,000.
01/17/2008106/12/2006
 I was in an accident yesterday morning on the way to work. there was an accident on route 10 east, parsippany, nj in the left lane. i was driving and did not realize that two cars had just got into an accident and were at a complete stop. they did not have their hazards on. as i approached the cars, i slammed on my brakes and hit the one car straight on going about 35 mph. my air bag deployed but never inflated. my car is a mazda6 2005. i brought the car at saturn of tomsriver, nj as a certified pre-owner vehicle. my car is currently being assessed by my insurance carrier. i will notify them not to touch the air bag in case you are going to do an investigation. *tr
09/30/200747000408/27/2005
 My son was involved in a single motor vehicle accident driving my 2005 mazda3, 4 door sedan. he left the roadway, broke thru a farm property fence, spun around, went through another section of fence, then impacted the rear of the vehicle on a large hemlock tree, causing extensive damage to the front and rear of my vehicle. he was wearing his seatbelt, and feels very lucky to have survived, because not one airbag deployed. no steering wheel airbag, passenger side front, or neither of the two side curtain airbags deployed. i have photos, the car was classified as a total loss by insurance company.
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL
03/30/201067295
 When driving water entered a sensor, which caused a short circuit and illuminated the air bag warning light. the airbag will not deploy when in certain types of frontal crashes which increases the risk of death or serious injury to the drivier and front seat passenger.
12/16/200629000305/30/2005
 My wife sondra was stopped in our 2005 mazda3 when she was struck from behind by an individual driving a 2001 malibu. the vehicle was doing approx. 30 mph when it stuck our car. our car was then pushed into the vehicle stopped in front of her. my wife was injured and transported to the hospital, injuries were, 8 stitches to the bridge of the nose, back and neck injuries, she is under going therapy and is waiting for more test to be performed. the reason that i am contacting you is because of some of the concerns i have about the following safety that failed. 1. the drivers seatback broke during impact. 2. the airbag did not deploy when she struck the vehicle in the front of her. 3. the emergency switch that shuts down the fuel system did not activate. our vehicle was totalled from all the damage, the car is valued at $ 18,700.00. i emailed mazda approx. 10 days ago about my concerns and still have not received a response. *nm
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL - DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
01/17/2008106/12/2006
 I was in an accident yesterday morning on the way to work. there was an accident on route 10 east, parsippany, nj in the left lane. i was driving and did not realize that two cars had just got into an accident and were at a complete stop. they did not have their hazards on. as i approached the cars, i slammed on my brakes and hit the one car straight on going about 35 mph. my air bag deployed but never inflated. my car is a mazda6 2005. i brought the car at saturn of tomsriver, nj as a certified pre-owner vehicle. my car is currently being assessed by my insurance carrier. i will notify them not to touch the air bag in case you are going to do an investigation. *tr