Q: Air bag deploying

asked by on

I was in the middle of a 4 car pile up years ago. My air bags did not deploy. I just received a notice for a recall for my air bag deployment capability during a crash. My question is: should my air bag gone off or could it have been from the recall?

My car has 99600 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

There have been many cases of defective airbags or systems causing a fault code to be stored in the system computer. If there is a fault code stored, the air bag will not deploy because the system has been shut down due to the fault. If your airbag light was on right before the accident, this may be why the airbags did not deploy. Updates may have been done when the car was repaired and if not, your local dealer will be able to take care of any devices covered under the recall. For an issue like this the best place to go for good answers is your local dealer.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Air bag deploying

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Where would the vapor leak detector pump be located on my chrysler sebring convertible.

If you are looking for the pump, it is only on California emissions level vehicles. All others have a purge valve only. If you have the pump, then it will be located on or very near the fuel tank. Look...

Q: If I modify my truck, will that affect how well the airbags and other safety gear work?

There are a number of ways for people to modify their trucks. Sometimes it is for utility reasons, like adding a snow plow. Other times the vehicle may be lifted to fit larger tires for better ground clearance. Here’s how...

Q: Wont start

You should have the vehicle scanned for codes to see if you have codes to the camshaft or crankshaft sensors. Either of these may cause the no spark condition. If the fuel pump regulator is bad, then you would...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...