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I have found this site to be a great resource. I hope someone on the site might have safety comments on the 1997 Mazda Protege. My 19 year old daughter was involved in a critical auto accident in which a , Ford F-150 with way oversized tires made an illegal turn in front of my daughters 1997 Mazda Protege resulting in a combined collision speed of 80 MPH. The nature and physics of this crash was deemed a "head on collision" by reconstruction experts. My daughter was trapped in the vehicle for almost an hour. My wife and I were later informed that this event was the longest and most vigorous effort that the rescue squad had experienced to date to remove a victim from a impacted vehicle. All of this and neither of the airbags were ever deployed. My humble request to this organization or any members, is to foreword or refer any information to us regarding 1997 Mazda's airbag faults if any exist or other structual or safety issues. I thank all for any expertise in this area and eagerly await a response.

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P.S. This vehicle had 55,000 miles on the odometer and had not warning light or indication of an eminent failure of airbag deployment.

Hello. I have a story with the 1997 Mazda Protege's airbag light:

I have had my 1997 Mazda Protege since 1999. I bought it with only 14,000 miles on it and currently have 146,000 miles on the car. It is such a reliable car! I have been completely satisfied with how it has held up for me over the past decade. This past year, I began having problems with the alternator. Something was causing it to freeze up, resulting in the serpentine belt breaking. This belt needs to be turning because it keeps the battery in the car recharging while the engine is running. I ended up replacing the alternator 7 times before the real problem was solved: the belt tensioner was not functioning properly. Well, the point of my story is that every time the belt snapped, my airbag light would come on. I thought that odd. It all made sense to me when my Mazda broke down again on the side of the road. Just before the car stopped running, the airbag light came on. This time, the car broke down because a battery cable was loose. I have deduced that when my Mazda's airbag light comes on, there is a problem with the battery.

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Q: You have a 1997 Mazda Protege Sometimes the airbag light of the car starts flashing all of a sudden What could be the reason for it?
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