To "caradiodoc"--- thanks so much for the super answer to my question about airbag sensors on a 2004 Mercury Mountaineer. I have another question. Why would both side curtain airbags suddenly deploy at the same time while just driving down the road at about 55mph? The dealer is telling us that evidently one of the airbag sensors was deactivated when the SUV had a run in with a ditch two years ago and another sensor was jarred. The airbags did not deploy then. So he said it was just a matter of time before that second sensor deactivated and caused both airbags to deploy. He said at least two sensors have to be deactivated before airbags will deploy. I found info on the web that said that airbag sensors on Ford products reset thenselves after an accident or hard bump where the airbags did not deploy? They want to charge us $80 to run a diagnostic test to see why those airbags deployed, but we would still have to pay the bill for replacing both airbags and headliner. I don't have that amount of money.
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 AT 3:33 PM