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Anyone get in an accident and the airbags deployed?

Happened to me Thursday. A 20 something, driving in over his head crossed the center line and hit me broad side. The worst part was the gunpowder smoke and the smell......Why don't they put air freshener in those things? It's bad enough to ruin the car, but the smell? It would have been nice to have "Spring Meadows" scent as I am assessing the damage to my car.


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Re: Anyone get in an accident and the airbags deployed?

could be to wake you up in case you pass out
if it smelled good, id try to get comfy and sleep more.


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[quote author=backwithit link=topic=104951.msg2133904#msg2133904 date=1205009875]
could be to wake you up in case you pass out
if it smelled good, id try to get comfy and sleep more.
[/quote]I think getting hit and spun around a couple of times woke me up.....The smell got me out of the car as fast as I could.


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Re: Anyone get in an accident and the airbags deployed?

In my S40, I never noticed the smell, the seat AND the curtains deployed, nothing, I just remember hanging upside down. :shock:
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Re: Anyone get in an accident and the airbags deployed?

[quote author=Shiney_McShine link=topic=104951.msg2133910#msg2133910 date=1205010092]
[quote author=backwithit link=topic=104951.msg2133904#msg2133904 date=1205009875]
could be to wake you up in case you pass out
if it smelled good, id try to get comfy and sleep more.
[/quote]I think getting hit and spun around a couple of times woke me up.....The smell got me out of the car as fast as I could.
[/quote]

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Re: Anyone get in an accident and the airbags deployed?

I just remember the burning sensation I got from the airbag .

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Re: Anyone get in an accident and the airbags deployed?

I had the airbags deploy in about a 45mph frontal crash in my 6 which deployed the airbags.



I was disoriented from crash and all I could think about was where is the smoke coming from. Not a fun experience whatsoever.

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Re: Anyone get in an accident and the airbags deployed?

i was sitting on the passenger seat in my friends car when when we got clipped by another car. both front airbags deployed along with the curtain airbag on the passenger side. man it stung... the smell really didn't get to me, it was more of the cloudiness inside the car, since the bags released some kind of powder. heres a pic of the car... the whole right wheel assembly got ripped out of the car, and the front right of the car was being dragged on the frame.


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Re: Anyone get in an accident and the airbags deployed?

[quote author=atomic_rice link=topic=104951.msg2138116#msg2138116 date=1205172265]
i was sitting on the passenger seat in my friends car when when we got clipped by another car. both front airbags deployed along with the curtain airbag on the passenger side. man it stung... the smell really didn't get to me, it was more of the cloudiness inside the car, since the bags released some kind of powder. heres a pic of the car... the whole right wheel assembly got ripped out of the car, and the front right of the car was being dragged on the frame.

[/quote]

I like it. Friend at work had a similar accident on her lunch break in her 3 week old civic. Front and side airbags deployed.

BTW, the powder is there to act as a dry lubricant to prevent the airbag from sticking together.

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