Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Is it possible to repair deployed airbags?

asked by on

Is it possible to repair deployed airbags and if so, can you do it yourself? Is there an average for how much that type of repair might cost? Is it worth it or should I just get a new car?

My car has 15000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello there. Airbag deployment is a serious repair with your 2016 Ford Fiesta. Airbags cannot be repaired and must be replaced, as any repairs would make the vehicle unsafe. To give an accurate estimate, it is important to know which airbags where deployed and the extent of the damage to the vehicle. An accident that deployed the airbags will have damaged the vehicle as well. Generally, when airbags are replaced several other items are replaced as well, such as the seatbelt pre-tensioner, impact sensors, and, in some cases, the reset switch.

A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to offer advice on the best way to proceed with your vehicle and perform a vehicle safety inspection to assess the damage.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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: Front doors not locking with fob.

The front door lock actuators are controlled by the their respective door switch units. The rear lock actuators are controlled by the Body Control Module. When the key fob is pressed to lock or unlock. The Body Control Module receives...

Q: Power train warning light displayed on my Ford Fiesta 1.5 . Only had it four months and done just under 2000 miles. ( 24000 miles

The best way to determine the cause of a check engine light is a check engine light inspection. This will include checking the vehicle for trouble codes with an OBD2 scanner. Once this has been done, the code that the...

Q: Won't hold idle - 1999 Ford F-150

Hey there. This may be a sign of a dirty or failing idle air control valve or potentially an intake air leak. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel as it gets...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...