Passenger Air Bag Deactivation Switch

WARNING:
Do not deactivate the passenger air bag unnecessarily: Unnecessary deactivation of the passenger air bag is dangerous. If turned off unnecessarily, the passenger will not receive the added protection of the air bag.

Serious injuries or even death could occur. With the exception of passengers fitting
the categories described below, do not turn the air bag deactivation switch to the
OFF position.

Your vehicle is equipped with a passenger air bag deactivation switch. The switch is
located in the position shown in the figure below. The switch must be used to deactivate
the passenger front and side air bags and also the passenger seat belt pretensioner system
when the occupant of the passenger seat fits into one of the following categories (as
described in the request form for the passenger air bag deactivation switch, the appendix B
to part 595 of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA]): - Infants (less than one year old; for all types of restraint, but particularly the rear-facing
child restraint.).

- Children aged 1 to 12.

- People with certain medical conditions which, according to his/her physician, could be
adversely affected by air-bag activation

For more government release information on air bag deactivation, contact an


For more government release information on air bag deactivation, contact an Authorized
Mazda Dealer for the occupant categories as described in the request form for the air bag
deactivation switch in the NHTSA rules.

The air bag deactivation switch turns off the passenger front and side air bags and the also
seat belt pretensioner system. Make sure the passenger air bag deactivation switch is in the
ON position except when a passenger fitting the previous categories occupies the front
passenger seat.

When the ignition switch is turned to the ON position the passenger air bag


When the ignition switch is turned to the ON position the passenger air bag deactivation
indicator light comes on for a specified period of time.

If the passenger air bag deactivation switch is in the OFF position, the indicator light
remains on to warn that the passenger front and side air bags and also the seat belt
pretensioner system have been deactivated.

In addition to using the key to deactivate the passenger front and side air bags and the also
seat belt pretensioner system, the passenger front and side air bags and the also seat belt
pretensioner system is also deactivated and the passenger air bag deactivation indicator
light is illuminated automatically when the total seated weight on the passenger seat is less
than 30 kg (66 lb).

NOTE:


NOTE:
Have the passenger air bag deactivation switch inspected by an Authorized Mazda Dealer if any of
these conditions occur:
- The passenger air bag deactivation indicator light does not illuminate for a specified period of
time when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position.

- The passenger air bag deactivation indicator light does not remain on when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position and the passenger air bag deactivation switch is in the OFF position.

- The passenger air bag deactivation indicator remains on when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position and the passenger air bag deactivation switch is in the ON position.

To Deactivate the Passenger Air Bag

Before driving, always confirm that the passenger air bag deactivation switch is in the
appropriate position according to your requirements.

WARNING:
Do not leave the key in the front passenger air bag deactivation switch: (With advanced key).

Unintentional deactivation of the passenger air bag is dangerous. In an accident, the
passenger will not be properly protected. Serious injuries or even death could occur.

To avoid unintentional deactivation, always use the auxiliary key stored in the advanced key currently being used to operate the passenger air bag deactivation switch. After deactivating the air bag, put the auxiliary key back into the advanced
key. That way you will not leave the key in the passenger air bag deactivation switch.

(Without advanced key).

Unintentional deactivation of the passenger air bag is dangerous. In an accident, the
passenger will not be properly protected. Serious injuries or even death could occur.

To avoid unintentional deactivation, always use the same key to operate the passenger air bag deactivation switch and the ignition switch, that way you will not
leave the key in the passenger air bag deactivation switch.

1. Insert the key into the passenger air bag deactivation switch and turn the


1. Insert the key into the passenger air bag deactivation switch and turn the key clockwise
until the key points to OFF.

2. Remove the key.

3. Make sure the air bag deactivation indicator light remains illuminated when the ignition
is in the ON position.

NOTE:
(With advanced key).

After operating the passenger air bag deactivation switch, put the auxiliary key back into the
advanced key.

The passenger front and side air bags and also the seat belt pretensioner system will remain
deactivated until the passenger air bag deactivation switch is turned to the ON position.

To Ready the Passenger Air Bag

Before driving, always confirm that the passenger air bag deactivation switch is in the
appropriate position according to your requirements.

1. Insert the key into the passenger air bag deactivation switch and turn the


1. Insert the key into the passenger air bag deactivation switch and turn the key
counterclockwise until the key points to ON.

2. Remove the key.

3. Make sure the air bag deactivation indicator light turns off after the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position.

NOTE:
(With advanced key).

After operating the passenger air bag deactivation switch, put the auxiliary key back into the
advanced key.

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