Last post on Nov 04, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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Mazda Tribute, Car Safety, SUV
Nov 02, 2009 (4:15 pm)
It depends on how the car senses the severity of the impact. Airbags are a last resort measure. In plenty of crashes the seat belt and seat belt pretensioners will do the job. In some 35mph car to car crash tests, the airbags in top rated cars won't deploy because they're not necessary and the seat belts are adequate. Did you hit your head violently on the steering wheel? If not the airbag wouldn't have helped thus the reason it didn't deploy.
#8 of 10 Mazda Tribute airbag defect
Aug 10, 2010 (3:30 pm)
I am wondering why Mazda is not being held accountable for the faulty airbag system. There are serious safety defects within the design, construction and performance of the airbag system on the Tributes. A defect trend exists and as of yet there is no recall. The airbags will not deploy in accident if the airbag light is on and this light is constantly on no matter how many times Mazda fixes it. You cannot drive this car with confidence due to this safety issue. It is mandated by the United States government that all cars have functioning airbags therefore, Mazda is breaking the law.
#9 of 10 Re: Mazda Tribute airbag defect [ciam5623]
Nov 03, 2010 (7:36 pm)
speed and how bad car is wrecked are irrelevant to if the bags should go off. it goes by how much impact to the passengers. the more the car crushes the least likly to go off. rule of thumb..if you didnt get hurt they should have gone off.
#10 of 10 air bab light blinking
Nov 04, 2010 (3:39 pm)
i have mazda tribute dx 2004 . last couple of monts air bag light blinking .some time in rainy days the light vanish .can some tell me whats the reason .