1998 CHEVY MALIBU SHOULDN'T THE AIR BAGS GONE OFF, ON MY 19

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  • lilangel89108
  • 1998 Chevrolet Malibu

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1998 Chevy Malibu 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 118000 miles

I was in wreck yesterday, and flipped my 1998 malibu compelety over, total my car.

The thing is my air bags didnt deploy


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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/373148_70cee937c6a0_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/373148_bc2882875894_1.jpg

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 AT 6:25 PM

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  • mhpautos
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HI there,

Looking at the pics there is no evidence of frontal impact, air bags are triggered by sensors that are sensitive to rapid deceleration, (decelerometers) in a roll over this forces is insufficient to trigger deployment, some with side impact airbags can deploy in roll over, but in your case the incident although enough to do considerable damage was insufficient to deploy the SRS.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 AT 8:14 PM

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