Tag: airbags

31 Posts

Jan 10, 2017

Selling a Car with an Open Recall

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Sue is selling a Toyota with an open airbag recall. Here's how to rehome it with a clear conscience. 

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Sep 06, 2016

Does Extended Parking Cause Problems?

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Fred's Fit will sit for a bit while he waits for a replacement airbag. Will parking it a few months cause any problems?

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can you make a fifty year old car as safe as one released this year
May 04, 2016

Is this "Millennial" Falcon a Safe Bet?

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Can an older car be upgraded to more modern safety standards? Ken's friend has his sights set on an older Ford Falcon. Is it family car material?

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Jul 01, 2010

Eileen gets a nasty air bag surprise.

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I hope you can help me. My rear passenger side air bag deployed, along with the passenger side mid bag and the window shield. There was no impact. I was moving at 35-40 mph on a smooth road with no...

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Passenger airbag light is off
Jan 01, 2010

Today: An airbag answer that's "no charge."

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I recently purchased a 2009 Chevy Traverse. My wife, who is a vertically challenged 5 feet 1 inch, likes to sit on a cushion to gain greater visibility. However, when she sits in the front passenger seat with a fabric material cushion, the...

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Airbag light on after hitting armadillo
Aug 01, 2009

Today: could an armadillo set off an airbag?!

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I drive a 2004 Hyundai Elantra that was bought used, and I don't know the history of the vehicle. Last evening, I unavoidably ran over a fairly large armadillo. It was big enough, and the car sits low enough, that it...

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Are airbags affected by getting wet
Aug 01, 2009

Could a soggy air-bag go off unexpectedly?

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I live here in England (my wife is from New Jersey, and she introduced me to you guys). Recently my wife and I drove our "eBay special" Renault Laguna to Twickenham in Surrey. We parked not far from the river...


Do seat covers hinder airbags
Aug 01, 2009

Are seat covers a "no-no" when it comes to airbags?

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My daughter has an '07 Honda CR-V with side air bags. I gave her a set of cloth seat covers to protect her seats, and she was told by a mechanic that she should take them off, as the air...

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Mar 01, 2008

Will an airbag still protect you, if your car is running but not moving?

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Will an air bag deploy if the vehicle is running but not moving? For instance, you are waiting at a red light minding your own business, and a vehicle plows into your grill. Will the air bag deploy? What if...


is it unsafe to drive with your purse on your lap
Aug 01, 2005

Will airbag deployment launch my friend's purse through her ribcage?

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We are a couple of old broads in our 70s, both very hard-headed. My friend drives with her purse between her stomach and the steering wheel. I think this is probably very dangerous! I tried to tell her that when...

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