The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1996 Mazda 626, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: OVERSENSITIVE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT

    NHTSA #EA97012

    Status:
    RECALLED

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  2. INVESTIGATION: INAPPROPRIATE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT

    NHTSA #PE97006

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  3. INVESTIGATION: HEADLIGHT FAILURE

    NHTSA #RQ99022

    Status:
    RECALLED

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  4. INVESTIGATION: SPEEDOMETER INOPERATIVE

    NHTSA #SQ98024

    Status:
    RECALLED

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