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Date Registered: 04-2005
Location: Blue Mountains NSW
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The 2 incidents where the airbag was in fact deployed have put my mind to ease a little



I dunno....the fact that you found any cars with major front-end damage and the airbag not deployed is a big concern I would think. I'd have expected Nissan to take this very seriously, not fob you off with an excuse along the lines of this is only a secondary safety feature etc.

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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
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Hi Guys,

After nearly 2 years of continues visits to the wreckers and MANY written-off xtrails, today and for the first time I finally managed to see one (series I) with BOTH air-bags deployed emoticon

It was smashed-up pretty bad (all 4 sides to be exact)

The way the air-bags are deployed would render your steering wheel useless and also the plastic cover of the passenger air-bag gets cut in half for the air-bag to deploy.

Both plastic covers of the steering (where the small nissan badge is) and the passenger side, would require full replacement (if the car is worthy of being repaired after that of course) and the air-bag material is tough nylon (light blue in colour)

I didn't have the camera with me, otherwise I would have taken some photos.

These air-bags will hurt for sure if they blow-up in your face emoticon But I guess they can save your life too!

I feel better now after seeing an exy with deployed air-bags emoticon

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Date Registered: 10-2005
Location: Orange. NSW.
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 I have attended numerous high speed/impact accidents where the airbags have deployed, with injuries to the drivers ranging from minor burning to a broken nose. But, it is a lot better then the other scenario.

 I have also seen dogs crushed and children receiving serious injuries from being in the front passenger seat, when the airbag has deployed.

 One word of advice, keep children and animals in the back.

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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BRETT72 wrote:
 One word of advice, keep children and animals in the back.




That's for sure. I actually got that habbit already cause in Russia it is 'Illegal to have kids sitting at the front! They didn't care that much about dogs LOL emoticon


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Date Registered: 03-2006
Location: Newcastle, NSW
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I was in an acco just after i brought my x-trail (2months and 2 weeks old) i ran up the back of a guy.

the whole front end was damaged back to the engine, the engine itself was ok and hadnt moved, the only thing damaged was the power steering pump as i recall, and all the front bar and body work were smashed.

it didnt seam like a real hard hit, the other car was hardly damaged, both air bags and seat belt tensioners went off.

i have a series 2

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Wow Keiron,

How fast were you going and what was the other car?

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Date Registered: 03-2006
Location: Newcastle, NSW
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the other car was one of those old square looking fords, i dont recall the model. from memory it just had a dint in the back and the rear bumper was smashed.

the other car was stationary turning into a service station and i wasnt paying attention. i was probably driving at about 65, and slamed the breaks on, i believe i probably but going between 50-60kph, its hard to say.

it really wasnt fun...

the air bags are set off by an explosive device filling them with smoky stuff, then deflate right away, letting all the smoke into the cabin. i thought the car was on fire!!! i crapped myself! emoticon emoticon

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it was only the front bit of the drivers side guard smashed, the power steering pump, the whole bumper, and the bonnet...
From memory, there was probably other things aswell, but they were the amin things i noticed, i didnt see the invoice to the insurance comapny

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