U.S. Investigates Unintended Side Air Bag Deployments

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May 7, 2019—U.S. safety regulators are investigating reports that side curtain air bags can inflate for no reason in multiple Mazda models, according to a report by The Detroit Free Press.

The probe specifically pertains to the Mazda CX-9 large SUVs.The probe covers CX-9s from the 2010-13 model years.

Documents posted Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say two owners have complained about the problem. Four total people were hurt in one of the cases. 

In both complaints, owners told the agency that the left and right air bags went off for no reason while the SUVs were moving, according to the report.


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