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Air Bags!!!!

LoneStarLawn

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
San Antonio, TX
Had a friend who got into in accident in a new dodge truck. He ended up hitting a concrete wall and distroyed the wall. The air bags did not deploy. Thank goodness he was ok.
 

Five Star Lawn Care LLC

LawnSite Bronze Member
this spring with my 99 dodge 2500 and a trailer w/ 3 full pallots of sod, i hit a stationary dakota going about 25mph and took off my front end and threw the palots of sod in front of my truck. the air bags didnt even go off. lucky i wasnt hurt at all but really pissed off.
 

thelawnguy

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Central CT
The airbags didnt deploy because the accidents werent serious enough. By that I mean something yielded, crushed, deformed etc to absorb the shock so the airbag wasnt necessary. Proof, nobody was hurt. The vehicle (any vehicle with airbag for that matter) requires exterme deceleration to set off the airbag.

 

HOMER

LawnSite Gold Member
I always wondered if I used my bumper to push somebody would it go off. Would the grill guards/brush guards keep the air bags from working if you had a head on?

Homer
 
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LoneStarLawn

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
San Antonio, TX
Hitting a concrete wall?????...He destroyed the wall and you say it was not serious enough???? Come on ...He was not hurt seriously (lucky him) but he did recieve bruies) I have seen the accident site and if you saw it you would say that someone probaly got killed in that accident. Take also in account that he was also a very fit person...someone older and not in good shape could have been seriously hurt...don't defend a bad product when lives could be in danger.

Ps the front end of his truck lost 2 feet
 

thelawnguy

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Central CT
The wall was destroyed; it absorbed the energy of impact. The truck is crumpled; it absorbed the energy of impact. Im sure if the wall was sturdier the bag would have deployed.

Dont be pullin a Charles/algore on us now lonestar...
 

landscaper3

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Southern, Maine
I worked for a Ford Motor Company owned business for 12 years. It was the largest car rental company in the world and we got up to 200 totaled and 600 plus damaged cars a YEAR and trucks and with our mechanics are trained by Ford, Dodge and GM and have taken many collision corses and all the manifacures state the air bag sensor is really small and where the sensor is located did not recieve any amount of damage the air bag may not deploy. I have personally seen destrode cars with no air bag deploy and the customer tries to sue the rental company and the manifacurer but never wins for the air bag is not 100% affective.
 
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LoneStarLawn

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
San Antonio, TX
I understand you statement thelawnguy and understand how the law of physics. I just saying that in this case at what point do you wonder "will my airbags deploy in a more serious accident" If my airbags do not deploy in any head on collision I would question it no matter what model vehichle I have.

And I don't know if I should take offense to your last statement (thelawnguy's)...I hope the statement was in fun and not personal.

[Edited by LoneStarLawn on 11-23-2000 at 02:03 AM]
 

thelawnguy

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Central CT
"If my airbags do not deploy in any head on collision I would question it no matter what model vehichle I have."

I suppose its an incentive to drive carefully.

The last comment was in jest. Trust me, there would be no mistaking any personal attack from me ;)

 
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