Airbags

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Asked by Aug 05, 2015 at 10:57 AM about the 2008 Mazda MAZDA3 s Touring

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Weeks before I had an accident and i crashed the front part of the car. The front
Bumper and the Hood were hardl damaged but the Airbags did not open. I have heard that
there is in the front part of the car a chip which activates the airbags in any crash, even if
the crash was with 20 km/h. Is that true? Why did the airbags did not open?

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http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Shoppers/Air+Bags/General+FAQ

143,335

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/05/airbags_deployment.html

78,375

The sensors today are using both speed and G force to determine air bag deployment, it is true that you had reached and exceeded the speed threshold, it is possible that the G force was not sufficient to cause deployment. I would get the system thoroughly checked over, even though I despise all of this HiTech in cars today, this is one system that I do approve of, personal experience talking.

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@tennisshoes do you think that i should complain about it to the the Mazda Company?

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78,375

Start with your local Mazda dealer, with all of the negative activity about airbags right now they might just check it out for you with little or no charge.

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143,335

Even 20 km/hr...12½ mph? I believe you tennishoes, I just thought it was a bit faster than that

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