Last post on Nov 25, 2013 at 6:29 PM
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Mazda Tribute, Car Safety, SUV
#9 of 12 Re: Mazda Tribute airbag defect [ciam5623]
Nov 03, 2010 (6:36 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 12 air bab light blinking
Nov 04, 2010 (2:39 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 .
#11 of 12 Re: air bab light blinking [mug6366]
Nov 25, 2013 (3:41 pm)
In my 2001 LX, I just got sideswiped head on while sitting at a stop sign. I'm glad to still be around... it wasn't a "huge" collision but I very much expected the airbag I've stared at for the past twelve plus years ( I actually got it in November of 2000) to have gone off if for no other reason shear boredom. I like my Tribute very much it had 204K miles ( replaced AC, transmission and alternator-twice) but and has gone from Chicago to Miami and is still a powerful mid size SUV. But as much as I want to get another... this air bag issue has me very much on the fence if not flat out spooked. I checking out info on the 2005 models, I think this is when Mazda restyled and made some changes, I hope.
Bag less but Blessed
#12 of 12 Re: air bab light blinking [longo84]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 25, 2013 (6:29 pm)
Hm, "sideswiped head on" may be the problem. The air bag sensors are designed to trigger in specific kinds of accidents and this one may not have hit in the "right" way.
Triggering Conditions (Wikipedia)
Glad you're okay!