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.
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.
Hope this helps somebody!
There is something wrong with the SRS. This system can be very dangerous to work on. For that reason I recommend you take it to a professional for repair. Not a DIY repair
It is flashing a code for you to use in determining the reason the flashing purpose. in other words it has determined that there is a problem with the air bag system. it will flash the code for 5 times and the the light will stay on. it will be a 2 digit code. count the flashes to determine the code. Your Ford dealer can tell you what the codes mean and where to look for the problem.
Airbag, no, horn, it is possible.
There is no procedure without disabling the entire airbag system because there is no legitimate reason to do so.
You're not supposed to... it's there for a reason!
to warn you that if you hit the dash board with a certain amount of force than the airbag will be let loose. Also, if anything goes wrong with the car and you need to get to the airbag for any reason, you know where it is.
It is illegal. In many places, instead of the flashing red hand, there is a flashing "Don't Walk" sign, specifically for the purpose of re-enforcing that a pedestrian may not cross the flashing red light. There is a pedestrian symbol for a reason.
Turning off the airbag warning light on a vehicle is unsafe. The light is on for a reason, either a bad sensor, or an issue with the airbag. Either way, you should bring this in to a mechanic to have it looked at.
Caution, it is a vehicle that must go slow for some reason.
If the airbag light comes on in any Kia, it means that it might not work properly. In that case log on to http://www.safetyairbags.com/kia-airbags.html if you really need it to work! Take it somewhere and have your Kia airbag checked out. Were you in some kind of mild 'fender bender'? Sometimes little 'accidents' that don't seem to do any harm to anyone will start to activate the airbag to 'go off'. But then when you don't really get into an accident, it doesn't finish. If could be partially activated. It could go off for no reason. Or it might not go off at all if you are in an accident!
The blue light is the high-beam indicator. The only reason I can think of that it would be flashing is the headlight relay isn't latching into the high-beam position.
If you bought it used, that means whoever owned it previously took it out.
It is illegal to disable the airbag without permission from the NHTSA. You must have approval in writing and follow the approved procedure with an installed on/off switch. I doubt you would ever get approval for a car. What good reason would there be to disable the airbag? Airbags save lives which has been proven over and over. Keep small children out of the front seat and leave the air bags alone. This is very true, but sometimes you do need to disable them during repairs. There is a fuse that controls the airbag for all cars. Not sure which it is on a Sunfire so you'll have to look at your owners manual.
There may be a reason why a Ford Expedition's overdrive light is flashing. Check the manual to see if there is a reason. If not, take your Ford to a mechanic.
There are several reasons the airbag light will stay on, in your 1998 Dodge avenger. The most common reason is the airbag sensor is not functioning properly.
sometimes they don't. sometimes for no reason. sometimes because they're mean.
Working on the SRS can be very hazardous. For this reason I suggest you have this repaired by a professional.
No, Flashing your headlight's will have no effect on a traffic signal. The reason a traffic signal changes for emergency vehicles that have the lights flashing, is, they have a special transmitter that tells the light to change. This transmitter is connected to the emergency lights so it comes on when the lights are used.
Yes. I believe you are suppose to change it 12 or 15k miles
it is a camshaft position sensor check vaccume lines also as for some reason this will throw this cone because of rough idle
Yes as long as the airbag is turned off. It is perfectly safe. The only reason the back seat is recommended is to make it habit for people as most cars can not turn off the airbag. If you can turn it off there is no reason why it would be less safe in a single bench.
yes there is sometimes a good reason for people to sin
There's no real reason, sometimes it rains, sometimes not.
you have to talk with Cj in morse code twice,one after flashing the hardive
If you will notice the hazard lights are not actually flashing, reason being, the hazard flasher relay is defective. Replace it.