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.
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.