Q: Right side curtain air bag

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The right (passenger) side curtain air bag deployed while the car was not moving, from the door being shut forcefully from the outside. The previous year, the vehicle was hit on the same side while parked, not serious damage. There was a recall on the SRS system for the vehicle, which was performed after all this happened. Honda is denying the side curtain air bag being a defect, because of the damage on that side of the car. How can an airbag go off a year after impact? I have found a recall that describes this very thing, and this vehicle falls into those specs.

My car has 114650 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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