I was rear ended by a car he was doing 40 miles an hour and I was at a complete stop which threw me into the car in front of me so I reread it hurt and my airbags never deployed why

Asked by Apr 16, 2015 at 07:19 PM about the 2004 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Question type: General

Stopped at a stoplight five cars back car rear ended me he was
doing 40 miles an hour his airbag went off mine didn't .my car
was slammed into the car in back of the car in front of me. My
airbag still didn't go off why

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The air bag sensor works from deceleration. Going from X mph to 0.in a pre-programmed time, milliseconds Since you were at a complete stop save the movement in to the car ahead...4 feet? Maybe less? there was no deceleration to deploy them

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FordNut got it right, you have to be going over 30 MPH and then experience a very fast deceleration with what you would feel is a sudden stop, but it actually deploys slightly before you feel it.

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