have 2013 Flex, was at standstill, hit from behind. what speed would other driver have to be going for my airbag to deploy?

Asked by Jul 16, 2014 at 09:46 PM about the 2013 Ford Flex Limited

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airbag didn't deploy. don't know how fast guy was going that hit me from behind. i was at stoplight. police wouldn't let me talk to him. how fast does other guy have to be travelling for airbag to deploy?

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Rule of thumb is between 12 & 15 MPH.

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Normally, front airbags are triggered when hit from the front. Side airbags are triggered when hit from the side. Being hit from the rear would not trigger the front or side airbags unless you were pushed into something that triggered them.

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