2005 Honda CRV air bags

Tiny
CHUNDERMAUS
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  • 2005 HONDA CRV
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 53,000 MILES
Hi guys!
I was recently turning into my subdivision and my side curtain airbags went off without warning, and with no apparent reason. I called the dealership, and with a little aggravation, they agreed to tow my car to the dealership and take a look. After about 10 days, they called to let me know that there was no defect found, that the air bags were outside of warranty, and that my insurance company ought to be notified. After notifying my insurance company, they said that since there was no accident, that this was just a mechanical issue, and that they did not need to be involved. There are still a couple of issues pending, but as it stands, I am looking at about $5000.00 in repairs due to a fluke during the normal use of my car. Do you have any suggestions? I can drive the car (my airbags are tied up with string), but my seatbelt is locked and I don't feel quite as safe as I did in the past. I guess I could get a couple of quotes, but air bags aren't something to go cheap on, and I don't think you can recycle them.
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Monday, July 7th, 2008 AT 11:06 PM

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Tiny
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Hi chundermaus,

thi is a tricky problem with safety issues at stake so you should thread with caution.

When air bags are activated, there should be a triggering source. It might be the sensor, wiring or a defective air bag.

Replacing the air bag might still have a potential problem if the former two were the cause. You would need to replace the sensors for good measure.

You need to check for intermittent shorting possibilities with that circuit.

Air bags are not recycleable and it is required to replace the SRS control Unit when it has been activated, at least a reprogramming is required.

The SRS system is now deactivated so you would have no problem of them self acticating unless the bag themselves are faulty.
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Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 AT 3:12 AM

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