CAN THE PASSENGER AIRBAG DEPLOY UPON IMPACT WITH...

  • Tiny
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  • 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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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 AT 10:57 PM

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

Roy

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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 AT 11:03 PM
  • Tiny
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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?

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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 AT 11:57 PM
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Thats your choice but I would. It is a safety feature that could save your life

Roy

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Sunday, November 4th, 2012 AT 1:00 AM
  • Tiny
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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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Sunday, November 4th, 2012 AT 1:17 AM
  • Tiny
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98 camary, worth about 4 to 4500.

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

Roy

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Sunday, November 4th, 2012 AT 1:45 AM
  • Tiny
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Thank you for your input.

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Sunday, November 4th, 2012 AT 3:30 AM

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