Driver and Passenger Occupant Classification System

First, please read Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Precautions .

carefully.

Driver Seat Slide Position Sensor

Your vehicle is equipped with a driver seat slide position sensor as a part of the
supplemental restraint system. The sensor is located under the driver seat. The sensor
determines whether the driver seat is fore or aft of a reference position and sends the seat
position to the diagnostic module (SAS unit). The SAS unit is designed to control the
deployment of the driver air bag depending on how close the driver seat is to the steering
wheel.

The air bag/seat belt pretensioner system warning light flashes if the sensor has a possible
malfunction.

Passenger SeatWeight Sensors

Your vehicle is equipped with a passenger seat weight sensors as a part of the supplemental
restraint system. These sensors are located under both of the passenger seat rails. These
sensors determine the total seated weight on the passenger seat. The SAS unit is designed
to prevent the passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner system from
deploying if the total seated weight is less than approximately 30 kg (66 lbs).

To reduce the chance of injuries caused by deployment of the passenger air bag, the system
deactivates the passenger front and side air bags and also the seat belt pretensioner system
when:
- There is no passenger in the passenger seat. (The passenger air bag deactivation
indicator light does not illuminate.).

- The total seated weight on the passenger seat is less than approximately 30 kg (66 lbs).

(The passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates.).

This system shuts off the passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner
system, so make sure the passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates
according to the following table.

The air bag/seat belt pretensioner system warning light flashes and the passenger air bag
deactivation indicator light illuminates if the sensors have a possible malfunction. If this
happens, the passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner system will not
deploy.

Passenger air bag deactivation indicator light

This indicator light illuminates to remind you that the passenger front and


This indicator light illuminates to remind you that the passenger front and side air bags and
seat belt pretensioner will not deploy during a collision.

If the passenger weight sensors are normal, the indicator light illuminates when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON position. For a specified of time it goes out.

The passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates or is off under the following conditions:

If the passenger air bag has been deactivated using the key, the passenger


If the passenger air bag has been deactivated using the key, the passenger air bag deactivation indicator light will remain illuminated as long you leave the passenger air bag turned off, and the chart above no longer applies.

Refer to Passenger air bag deactivation switch .

* If the passenger seat belt is buckled, the passenger air bag deactivation indicator light illuminates, however this does not indicate a malfunction.

If the passenger air bag deactivation indicator light does not illuminate when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON position and does not illuminate as indicated in the above chart,
do not allow a child to sit in the passenger seat and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer as
soon as possible. The system may not work properly in an accident. You must deactivate
the passenger air bag using the key  and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

WARNING:
Do not decrease the total seated weight on the passenger seat: When an adult or large child sits on the passenger seat, decreasing the total seated
weight on the passenger seat from the total seated weight of approximately 42 kg (93 lbs) required for air bag deployment is dangerous. The passenger seat weight sensors will detect the reduced total seated weight condition and the passenger front
and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner system will not deploy during an accident. The passenger will not have the supplementary protection of the air bag,
which could result in serious injury. Decreasing the total seated weight on the passenger seat from the total seated weight of approximately 42 kg (93 lbs) could
result in an air bag not deploying under the following conditions, for example: passenger Luggage or other items placed under the passenger seat or between the
passenger
seat and center console that push up the passenger seat bottom.

weight is not placed on the seat sitting too close to the door. The passenger seat occupant sits in a manner such that the occupant's entire
weight is not placed on the seat sitting too close to the door.

seat are attached to the passenger seat. Any accessories which might decrease the total seated weight on the passenger
seat are attached to the passenger seat.

The passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner systems will deactivate if the total seated weight on the passenger seat is close to 30 kg (66 lbs).

and they will reactivate before the weight exceeds 42 kg (93 lbs).

Do not increase the total seated weight on the passenger seat: When an infant or small child sits on the passenger seat, increasing the total seated
weight on the passenger seat from the total seated weight of approximately 30 kg (66 lbs) is dangerous. The passenger seat weight sensors will detect the increased
total seated weight, which could result in the unexpected deployment of the passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner system in an accident
and may cause serious injury. Increasing the total seated weight on the passenger
seat beyond the total seated weight of approximately 30 kg (66 lbs) could result in
the passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner system deployment
in an accident under the following conditions, for example: passenger seat is approximately 30 kg (66 lbs) or more. The total seated weight of the child with the child-restraint system on the
passenger seat is approximately 30 kg (66 lbs) or more.

child-restraint Luggage or other items are placed on the seat with the child in the
child-restraint
system.

Liquids are spilled on the seat. The seat is washed.


The passenger seat is moved backward, and it is pushed into luggage or other Liquids are spilled on the seat.


items placed behind it. The passenger seat is moved backward, and it is pushed into luggage or other
items placed behind it.

console. Luggage or other items are placed between the passenger seat and center
console.

seat are attached to the passenger seat. Any accessories which might increase the total seated weight on the passenger
seat are attached to the passenger seat.

The passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner systems will deactivate if the total seated weight on the passenger seat is close to 30 kg (66 lbs).

and they will reactivate before the weight exceeds 42 kg (93 lbs).

CAUTION:
sensors in the seat bottoms: To assure proper deployment of the front air bag and to prevent damage to the
sensors in the seat bottoms: them. Do not place sharp objects on the seat bottoms or leave heavy luggage on
them.

To allow the sensors to function properly, always perform the following: Do not spill any liquids on the seats or under the seats.


Adjust the seats as far back as possible and always sit upright against the To allow the sensors to function properly, always perform the following:
seatbacks with seat belts worn properly. Adjust the seats as far back as possible and always sit upright against the
seatbacks with seat belts worn properly.

system If you place your child on the passenger seat, secure the child-restraint
system
properly and slide the passenger seat as far back as possible.

NOTE:
- The system requires about 10 seconds to alternate between turning the passenger front and side air bags and seat belt pretensioner system on or off.

- The passenger air bag deactivation indicator light may illuminate repeatedly if luggage or other
items are put on the passenger seat, or if the temperature of the vehicle's interior changes
suddenly.

- The passenger air bag deactivation indicator light may illuminate for 10 seconds if the total
seated weight on the passenger seat changes.

- You must deactivate the passenger air bag using the key  and consult an Authorized
Mazda Dealer.

Driver and Passenger Buckle Switches

The buckle switches on the front seat belts detect whether or not the front seat belts are
securely fastened and further control the deployment of the air bags.

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