Should airbags have gone off?

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  1. WE0H

    WE0H Senior Member

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    Did you buy a new C or sumthin else?

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    I ended up getting a Subaru Impreza
     
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  3. WE0H

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    Oh no not a Scoobie :p

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    Subie's are great, congrats and enjoy!
     
  5. jbkcurls

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    OK, so here's another collision story when the airbags didn't deploy. Going 20-25mph; oncoming car abruptly turned left into me without slowing (or signaling) going roughly 35 mph. Main impact 18 inches or so midline of left driver's side headlight. Severe damage to entire front end and left front wheel. Neither driver's door nor passenger side door could be opened; car totaled. 2008 Touring model Prius. I loved my Prius but I was severely injured in the collision. I am no expert, not sure if the airbags would have lessened my injuries, but shouldn't at least some of them have deployed? image.jpg
     
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    I would've expected the driver's airbag to deploy.
     
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    each airbag sensor is independent and regadless of time fires the signal upon the sensor sensing the change in acceleration greater than setpoint, usdually half a g, or 16 fps per sec.r
     
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    yes. were they made by takata ?
     
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    If they were made by Takata, then maybe it was a good thing they didn't go off. :eek:
     
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    Yikes! That does look pretty scary. I am glad you are ok now
     
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    congrats, all the best!(y)
     
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