What Types of Car Crashes Cause Mazda Air Bags to Deploy?

By Product Expert | Posted in Stories of Interest on Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 3:32 pm
Do Mazda Air Bags Deploy in Every Collision?

Do Mazda Air Bags Deploy in Every Collision?

With the use of air bags in all vehicles these days, many drivers wonder what situations could cause the air bags to deploy. Do Mazda air bags deploy in every collision, or just some? How serious does a crash have to be to activate the air bags? We’ll explore those questions here and help you find the answers you’re after.

Determining in what situations your car’s air bags might be deployed depends on a number of factors. One of those factors is the severity of the collision.

So, to answer the question right up front: no, the Mazda air bags will not deploy in every collision. There are some situations where it might be best for the air bags to not deploy at all. Other situations might cause some of the air bags to deploy, but not others.

[Read more: Learn more about Mazda model safety capabilities through the 2016 CX-5’s i-ACTIVSENSE® Package]

When Do the Air Bags Deploy in a Collision?

The best way to determine the types of situations when your Mazda’s air bags might deploy is by checking out your owner’s manual. It should provide you will all the information you need to not only determine when they might deploy, but also their various locations throughout the vehicle.

To help you out, we’ve provided some of the information found in various Mazda model owner’s manuals regarding air bag deployment. Keep in mind that much more information can be found should you actually access your full owner’s manual. Also note that the images shown below are for the 2016 model year.

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As you can see from the images, determining if Mazda air bags deploy in every collision depends on a number of factors, including vehicle type, collision type and even whether or not the car detects a front-seat passenger. If you’d like to learn more about your Mazda’s safety in a collision, feel free to contact us at Mazda of Lodi.

3 Responses to “What Types of Car Crashes Cause Mazda Air Bags to Deploy?”

  1. Raul Magallanes says:

    My wifes airbags didnt deploy after front collition. Was about 40 mph. Is there a recall on her truck. 2014 mazda cx-5. Please let me know. Thank you

  2. My passenger air bag didn’t deploy when I hit a coach doing 20mph, is there a recall on my Mazda CX3 65 plate. If you could get back to me that would be great. Thanks

  3. Tina Tsonis says:

    My airbags didn’t deploy- l was the driver and my daughter was front seat passenger. My Mazda 3 2011 model which l had only bought recently was rear ended 3 times and the force caused me to collide with another vehicle twice. I was driving 60km and the vehicle that caused the accident was driving 80km.
    Negligent rear driver couldn’t stop her acceleration hence my vehicle was completely written off and my daughter and l due to impact sustained head and spinal injuries. Given front and rear impact l can’t understand why the airbags didn’t deploy.

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