Mechanics

TOYOTA CAMRY AIR BAG PROBLEM

1998 Toyota Camry • 148,000 miles

Can the passenger airbag deploy upon impact with no passenger? Driver side airbag deployed as well as passenger, after hitting a curb at 40mph. There was no damage done to the front right side of the vehicle. Only front left wheel and fender.
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KRC7988
November 3, 2012.




Yes it can. Did it have a switch for the passenger air bag to be shut off?

Roy

If it did, I was not aware of it. I know that newer model Camrys have sensors in the seat for passenger airbags. Wasn't sure if the older models did too. But I was curious because there was no passenger and it deployed. Is this worth fixing? Being that it's an older model Camry?

Tiny
KRC7988
Nov 3, 2012.
Thats your choice but I would. It is a safety feature that could save your life

Roy

What I meant was, financially is it worth fixing. I was told that the repair costs can exceed the amount of what the car is worth. I appreciate your insight, Roy.
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Tiny
KRC7988
Nov 4, 2012.
98 camary, worth about 4 to 4500.

Repair about 1500-1800. Once again. Personal choice.

Roy

Thank you for your input.

Tiny
KRC7988
Nov 4, 2012.

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