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I don't know, maybe applicable just for the Israeli market, but on my CX-30,
the "passenger airbag" white light indicator above the mirror remains on, even after the start initial check-up.
The rear belt white indicator eventually goes off but not the passenger airbag one.
The behavior is consistent with that in my wife's CX-5, there the indicator block is above the A/C controls.

Because I usually drive at night a lot, I find the white indicator remaining on quite disturbing...

I spoke with the importer service center, they don't have a clue if there is any possibility to
replicate the rear belts indicator behaviors with the passenger airbag light.
I asked them nicely to escalate the issue with Mazda Japan, but I don't hold my breath...

For now, I put a piece of black matte washi tape, so the light at night is barely visible.

So any other smarter suggestions?
 

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Here in the US, the airbag indicator is orange or amber in color, and it's not even a little bit obtrusive, day or night. So....yeah.
 

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Have the same issue just bought my cx30 2days ago and i noticed that the passenger airbag light always on
 

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The answer I got from Mazda Israel is that the indicator is alight "by design", and nothing can be done...
You can search "mt Solids Washi Paper Masking Tape Matte Black" on eBay, the tape is matte and semitransparent, barely visible on indicator, the light attenuation is just right.
 

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The israeli model is a little bit different, attached pictures with the ignition sequence, and the remaining white indicator (which in my car is covered by washi tape)
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I thought it was very annoying too. Especially at night. A 2"-3" piece of black electrical tape did the trick. The light does not show through. It felt like it was RIGHT THERE in my face.
 

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I don't know, maybe applicable just for the Israeli market, but on my CX-30,
the "passenger airbag" white light indicator above the mirror remains on, even after the start initial check-up.
The rear belt white indicator eventually goes off but not the passenger airbag one.
The behavior is consistent with that in my wife's CX-5, there the indicator block is above the A/C controls.

Because I usually drive at night a lot, I find the white indicator remaining on quite disturbing...

I spoke with the importer service center, they don't have a clue if there is any possibility to
replicate the rear belts indicator behaviors with the passenger airbag light.
I asked them nicely to escalate the issue with Mazda Japan, but I don't hold my breath...

For now, I put a piece of black matte washi tape, so the light at night is barely visible.

So any other smarter suggestions?
Mine has this too. All I can say is that you do get used to it. As an airline pilot I'm used to numerous indicator and switch lights at or above eye level but I can well understand why folk would find this annoying. It does seem a little at odds with Mazda's philosophy of pruning back unnecessary information that could distract the driver.
 

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It's been unnoticeable for me, but now that I read about it I find it annoying. And yeah, mine's white.
 

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Had this issue on my 2016 Kia Forte, except the light was right beside the clock, which was at the very top of the dash, always right in my line of sight and annoyingly bright.

So I bought a package of these: LightDims Customizable Original Strength - Light Dimming Sheets for Alarm Clocks, Electronics and Appliances and More. Dims 50-80% of The Light, Medium Size in Retail Packaging.: Amazon.ca: Tools & Home Improvement

It's essentially a tint film - I pulled the panel off the dash and added the film to the back of the panel window just over the part where the warning symbol was (not over the clock part), and it dimmed it considerably, to the point where I could still see the status of the indicator, but it was plenty dim even in the black of night.

Not sure how that upper console part comes off on the CX-30, but that's what I would try. Tape is fine and all, but if a passenger is sitting next to you and that light stays on (indicating the airbag is disabled), it could indicate a defect and you would probably want to know about that.
 

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I picked up a brand new CX30 today and the passenger airbag light is on. Manual says car is not safe to drive - not great for initial quality.
Every new car made in the last few years will have that light - it's required. It tells you when that airbag will not deploy (when the light is on), which is generally when either the passenger seat is empty or someone of such little weight is in the seat (such as a child) to trigger the activation of the airbag (which - if deployed against a very small, light person- could do more harm than good).

When another adult sits in the passenger seat, that light should go out (so the airbag is now active).

Also saves on cost in the event of a collision - deploying the airbag on an empty seat is an expensive waste.
 

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Every new car made in the last few years will have that light - it's required. It tells you when that airbag will not deploy (when the light is on), which is generally when either the passenger seat is empty or someone of such little weight is in the seat (such as a child) to trigger the activation of the airbag (which - if deployed against a very small, light person- could do more harm than good).

When another adult sits in the passenger seat, that light should go out (so the airbag is now active).

Also saves on cost in the event of a collision - deploying the airbag on an empty seat is an expensive waste.
 

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My point. It does not recognize when there is a passenger in the seat. Was delivered non-functioning. So airbags won’t deploy IG the is a passenger IN the seat. The dealer acknowledged that there is a fault. Like I said. Delivered broken.
 

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My point. It does not recognize when there is a passenger in the seat. Was delivered non-functioning. So airbags won’t deploy IG the is a passenger IN the seat. The dealer acknowledged that there is a fault. Like I said. Delivered broken.
Gotcha - I didn't see the part about someone being in the seat.
 

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Have to say, huge bummer to take a new car that has an issue that means no one is supposed to sit in the passenger seat. Needless to say my initial quality review is not good. Dealer (not their fault) can’t even address until service dept opens. So I have an unsafe car for passengers until then...
 

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Mine stays on in the car too (UK model). I've not noticed the light going out when I have a passenger, so I will have to look at that.
 
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