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Old 12th September 2007, 08:51   #76
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once the airbags deploy, they cant be put back in or repaired. new module and airbags are installed and in india they cost a lot as they are imported. i have a swift zxi, and met with a head on accident and both the airbags were deployed. the airbags costed me around 60,000.

Was it covered by the insurance company, or did they give you a run-around?
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Old 12th September 2007, 11:00   #77
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Hi, my $0.02... There's a video (FifthGear I think) on YouTube, where they show the kinds of tests manufacturers conduct to ensure that air-bags deploy only under the right circumstances. It's incredible how much thought has gone into the design of modern air-bags, & the tests they come up with to ensure their safety.
Yes, indeed. Have already posted the link in the thread earlier. It is a Fifth Gear video at the Volkswagen research center where they are testing cars to check if airbags are deployed inessentialy. Heres the link:

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Old 12th September 2007, 19:39   #78
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HS, 60kph is a pretty high speed. Calculate the deaccelration in metres per second and you would translate to roughly 17 m /sec. Just imagine what damage a fist thrown at some ones face can do. In case of an automobile crash the speeds and the weight is a lot more. Most bumpers are designed to handle upto 7-8 kph impacts and this was more than 8 times that speed.

The fact that your friend suffered no more than second degree burns is a testament to how safe the Honda Civic is. Unfortunately airbags like anything else are not 100% foolproof. So tell him to consider himself lucky to walk away with minor injuries and not to mix drinking and driving the next time round. He could have killed some one had it been a human being instead of a pole and landed behind bars for causing an accident while drunk ( a la Alister Pereira)
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A quick google search turned up the following
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[A second-degree burn related to air bag deployment: a case report]

[Article in Turkish]


Oktay C, Cete Y.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Medicine Faculty of Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey. cemoktay@akdeniz.edu.tr
Although air bags have been shown to reduce mortality and morbidity in motor vehicle crashes, they are associated with specific injuries. Burns due to air bag deployment account for more than 5% of all air bag injuries and typically involve upper extremities or head and neck. Aside from friction burns, thermal and chemical burns are also seen resulting from the use of certain chemicals for the deployment mechanism. We reported a female patient who presented to the emergency department with a second-degree burn in her left breast, six days after a motor vehicle crash. She was treated with irrigation with saline solution and 2% sodium fusidate ointment. The burn area healed within a week, without any further treatment. Only a slight scar tissue remained after a six-month follow-up.
PMID: 15497069 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Analysis of Burn Injuries in Frontal Automobile Crashes.
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Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation. 25(4):357-362, July/August 2004.
Jernigan, M. Virginia MS; Rath, Amber L. BS; Duma, Stefan M. PhD
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to investigate burn injuries resulting from frontal automobile crashes and to determine the effects of frontal airbags on the incidence of burn injuries. The study included 25,464 individual cases from the National Automotive Sampling System database files for the years 1993 to 2000. Occupants were at a significantly higher risk to sustain a burn injury when exposed to an airbag deployment (1.54%) compared with those who received a burn injury when not exposed to an airbag deployment (0.02%; P = 0.02). In contrast to previous publications, this study found that 1.53% of front seat occupants exposed to an airbag deployment sustained an airbag-induced burn injury. The vast majority of airbag-induced burn injuries were minor (98.7%); however, in cases with no airbag deployment, the burns were often much more serious, including fatal burns (29.6%). Occupant weight, height, sex, seatbelt use, and seat position were all found not to be significant in predicting the risk of airbag induced burn injury, whereas age and crash velocity were found to be significant.
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The Daimler/Chrysler Corporation has reported that first- and second-degree burns upon the air bag deployment have occurred in approximately 100 out of 2000...

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The airbags in my vehicle deployed during a minor accident 3 days ago. Attached a photo of the minor superficial burns due to the airbags.There isn't any pain. I prefer this any day to any other head/hand injuries.
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The airbags in my vehicle deployed during a minor accident 3 days ago. Attached a photo of the minor superficial burns due to the airbags.There isn't any pain. I prefer this any day to any other head/hand injuries.

This burn is hardly anything VBN. The burns will disappear in a week's time. Wish you have a speedy recovery. Airbags do provide a lot of safety to driver/co-passenger in case of a crash along with seatbelts. This is another case where driver was saved from lot of injury due to airbags.
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Default Re: 2nd Degree burns from airbag deployment!!!

One more case of burns whist airbag deployment. Vehicle is a vento.

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2nd Degree burns from airbag deployment!!!-10682420_933851156655610_5929325178294323623_o.jpg

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