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      02-12-2006, 03:20 PM   #1
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airbags went off

i was involved in a small fender bender without really speeding or anything and my airbags went off!!! all of them


no scratches on either car but my windshield broke and my car doesnt start due to BMW programming i have a bad headache from the airbags and lady friend has some scratches on her leg!

this is bs are cars shouldnt be that sensitive


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OH my God.

I hope you will be ok.
I had a similar expierence with airbags in a C Class Merc.
Your ears are ringing like shit right.

Sorry to hear about it. We will support you.
I assume you have insurance so don't worry to much.

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Wow, I am glad to hear you’re not too badly hurt, but those air bags put out a lot of force. I sounds like our air bags maybe just a little too sensitive. Let us know what the dealer or the mechanics have to say about this.
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Wow, I am glad to hear you’re not too badly hurt, but those air bags put out a lot of force. I sounds like our air bags maybe just a little too sensitive. Let us know what the dealer or the mechanics have to say about this.
i think i plan on going to BMW and blaming them, its a car storage right now so i ahve to figure out what i want to do with it tmw...
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Did the front and side airbags go off? If so, that sucks.
Sorry again to hear about your misfortune.
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i was involved in a small fender bender without really speeding or anything and my airbags went off!!! all of them


no scratches on either car but my windshield broke and my car doesnt start due to BMW programming i have a bad headache from the airbags and lady friend has some scratches on her leg!

this is bs are cars shouldnt be that sensitive


please chime in....
I´m confused. If you hit something with enough force to break the windscreen, why should the airbags NOT have gone off.

Also, if you hit something that made the windscreen break, how could there be no scratches? Not trying to criticize, I am just having trouble envisioning this.

As long as you emerged unscatched, that is what is important.
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I´m confused. If you hit something with enough force to break the windscreen, why should the airbags NOT have gone off.

Also, if you hit something that made the windscreen break, how could there be no scratches? Not trying to criticize, I am just having trouble envisioning this.

As long as you emerged unscatched, that is what is important.
Not that I know but I have seen airbags break the windshield because of the force that they hit on the windscreen, its like a punch from Mike Tyson.

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Not that I know but I have seen airbags break the windshield because of the force that they hit on the windscreen, its like a punch from Mike Tyson.

Dunno

Tyson couldn't even pop a balloon these days......... lol

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I´m confused. If you hit something with enough force to break the windscreen, why should the airbags NOT have gone off.

Also, if you hit something that made the windscreen break, how could there be no scratches? Not trying to criticize, I am just having trouble envisioning this.

As long as you emerged unscatched, that is what is important.
my airbags broke the windsheild....
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Did the front and side airbags go off? If so, that sucks.
Sorry again to hear about your misfortune.
front side and rear!!
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Tyson couldn't even pop a balloon these days......... lol


Ummh... Ok Like a punch from his glory days.
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That is really odd. The airbags should only pop once one of the sensors are hit with enough force.
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Were you or your passanger not wearing a seatbelt ? (makes it more likely they will pop )

Car wouldnt start because the positive battery terminal gets cut by a small explosive charge when car is in a accident
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That is really odd. The airbags should only pop once one of the sensors are hit with enough force.
Maybe it was airbags made of LEMON!
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How did she get scratches on her leg ??
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Were you or your passanger not wearing a seatbelt ? (makes it more likely they will pop )

Car wouldnt start because the positive battery terminal gets cut by a small explosive charge when car is in a accident
both of us had our seatbelts..
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How did she get scratches on her leg ??
honestly i have no idea where the scratches came from....the airbags?
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That is really odd. The airbags should only pop once one of the sensors are hit with enough force.
i know, but sometimes airbags are faulty there are a few people on the e46 board that got airbags blown out with no impact what so ever just randomly!
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honestly i have no idea where the scratches came from....the airbags?
Amil I know it's too soon to ask but will you post some pics when you feel better or get a chance. Pleeease!!
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Maybe you hit harder than you thought and the damage is hidden behind the plastic part of the bumper. Often people cannot see the damage because the plastic part seems fine, but the real damage is in the metal behind it.
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Maybe you hit harder than you thought and the damage is hidden behind the plastic part of the bumper. Often people cannot see the damage because the plastic part seems fine, but the real damage is in the metal behind it.

I'm with Fleet on that one. The E90 has dual stage deploying airbags.
Maybe it got triggered with only 50% of the force it should have, because it was a minor but according to the cpu of the car enough of an accident to be deployed but at only a 50% deployment force.

CPU's are clever things.
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