I had a problem with my airbag warning light coming on and staying on. I took the 8 to the dealer and was told I needed a new airbag installed for $592. I did some research here and saw comments about loose wiring under the seat. After giving the wiring harness under the seat a good squeeze the light went out and stayed out.
I'm glad I checked here before shelling out the cash. I am very annoyed that the dealership tried to sell me a new airbag. I did some more checking and found a Mazda Service Bulletin regarding this problem. There are 5 things the tech should check according to the bulletin. Replacing the airbag does not appear on the list.
It's time for a new car for me. I really like the Mazda but since there is only the one dealership convenient to my house and I now know they can't be trusted, I won't be buying another Mazda.
I don't know if the dealer's service folks are dishonest or just stupid. It doesn't really matter to me at this point.