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Mazda Mazda3 Recall 04V468000

Airbag Warning Light May Illuminate Due to Faulty Crash Zone Sensor

Recall Details

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.

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.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 28, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
October 28, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
42,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V468000
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

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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