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    Default What do you make of this.

    Just been looking on another (non car) forum and found a thread about an 04 Astra which was involved a head on collision with a bus. According to the thread the car was doing 20-25 MPH.

    The OP asked why the airbags didn't go off but it was soon hijacked into why the car was parked on the pavement

    Anyway I'm puzzled as to why the airbags didn't go off too.

    The accident was last week and nobody was hurt. Here's a picture he posted up.


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    look's like the car was hit in the middle no where near the air bag sensor's.............
    but damn that must have hurt...
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    no air bags should have still gone off due to the front end has been pushed down into the chaise legs which should have set them off

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    Hit something by the looks of it , but it wasn't a bus.
    Head on with bus, front car passengers are goners pretty much every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hideous View Post
    Hit something by the looks of it , but it wasn't a bus.
    Head on with bus, front car passengers are goners pretty much every time.
    I was thinking the same...buses don't tend to make lamp post shape dints when they hit cars.

    I'd have expected the airbags to go off though.

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    when i was delivering car's a few yr's ago i had to fetch one of the lad's who had had a bad accident in a 2000 vec 'B' SRI front ender, he ran into another car at 45 mph and the air bag's didn't deploy on that......
    was told by vx engineer that sensor's were below head light's and this is why they were not activated......
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    Quote Originally Posted by ditchp View Post
    when i was delivering car's a few yr's ago i had to fetch one of the lad's who had had a bad accident in a 2000 vec 'B' SRI front ender, he ran into another car at 45 mph and the air bag's didn't deploy on that......
    was told by vx engineer that sensor's were below head light's and this is why they were not activated......
    not starting a slanging match but........
    i did 5 nearly 6 years as a accident repair panel beater and i have seen less damage than that and airbags have gone but.... i suppose it all depends if it hits it just right beacuse on any car there is no maybe it will maybe it wont its either yes or no because they are not that sensitive at all

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    The front bumper hasn't got any damage on it. That's a bit strange for a head-on crash, is it not??

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    when i was delivering car's a few yr's ago i had to fetch one of the lad's who had had a bad accident in a 2000 vec 'B' SRI front ender, he ran into another car at 45 mph and the air bag's didn't deploy on that......
    was told by vx engineer that sensor's were below head light's and this is why they were not activated......

    Air bag sensors are inside the vehicle or as its called the airbag control module.in simpl terms it works like a mercury switch and a bump causes it to make contact and then deploy the airbag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gvec View Post
    when i was delivering car's a few yr's ago i had to fetch one of the lad's who had had a bad accident in a 2000 vec 'B' SRI front ender, he ran into another car at 45 mph and the air bag's didn't deploy on that......
    was told by vx engineer that sensor's were below head light's and this is why they were not activated......

    Air bag sensors are inside the vehicle or as its called the airbag control module.in simpl terms it works like a mercury switch and a bump causes it to make contact and then deploy the airbag.
    on most moder day cars yes but pre 2005 there were little sensers on inside of chasie legs i used to sh!t my self when doing any jig work just in case i nocked them and when put battery back i used to cr4p myself juxst in case i had nocked them

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