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Mazda Mazda3 Recall 04V468000

Airbag Warning Light May Illuminate Due to Faulty Crash Zone Sensor

Body, Interior & Misc., October 28, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The airbag warning light may illuminate due to a faulty crash zone sensor. In the event of certain types of frontal crashes, the airbag will not deploy as designed, increasing the risk of serious injury.

What Should You Do?

Please contact your Mazda dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary:

A crack in the airbag crash zone sensor housing can allow water to enter the sensor, causing illumination of the airbag warning light. As a result, the airbag will not deploy as designed in certain types of frontal crashes, increasing the risk of injury to the driver and front seat passenger. This recall began during October 2004. The Mazda recall number is 2304J.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2004

Manufacturer's Report Date: October 28, 2004

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V468000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 42,000

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, A CRACK IN THE AIR BAG CRASH ZONE SENSOR HOUSING CAN ALLOW WATER TO ENTER THE SENSOR, CAUSING A SHORT CIRCUIT AND ILLUMINATING THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT.

Consequence: IF THIS PROBLEM EXISTS, THE AIR WILL NOT DEPLOY AS DESIGNED IN CERTAIN TYPES OF FRONTAL CRASHES, INCREASING THE RISK OF DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY TO THE DRIVER AND FRONT SEAT PASSENGER.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE CRASH ZONE SENSOR AND REPLACE IT, IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 28, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.

Notes: MAZDA RECALL NO.2304J.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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