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#534 of 5143 Steve
Jul 03, 2003 (9:29 pm)
If the SRS module detects that the occupant sensor(usually a pad in the bottom seat cushion) is bad then the SRS warning light is illuminated and the system will deploy the airbag. A friend hit a deer with his 1991 318is at a speed of 30 mph. The LF hood and fender were bent and the left headlamp assembly was trashed. The airbag deployed, even though the coupe was still operable. And he never found the deer...
Jul 03, 2003 (10:09 pm)
I'm getting over my head here, but bear with me.
It seems to me that if the passenger air bag fires for any reason, the driver's side should too. I think this should be the default behavior.
Remember, Maybe501 said The front passenger airbag did go off.
Then there's this air bag message today that just confuses me more, lol:
curls "-- Best Pricing on Murano or "What did you pay"?--" Jul 3, 2003 12:14pm
#536 of 5143 Cherokee Problems
Jul 04, 2003 (8:38 am)
My 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee has been a nightmare! I currently have 85,000 miles on my Cherokee and I've just been informed that my tranny needs to be rebuilt. I've already had to replace the transfer case and when I was deployed, the power steering pump went out. I owned a Cherokee sport prior to the JGC and didn't have any problems. I don't think I'll purchase another JGC, they're too unreliable!
#537 of 5143 Steve
Jul 04, 2003 (9:50 am)
OK, here's the way I think it could have happened: the driver is belted in and the SRS module detects a rate of deceleration that the belt alone can handle. On the passenger side the occupant sensor and/or the seatbelt latch sensor are on the fritz. The SRS module defaults to "worst case scenario" and deploys only the passenger airbag. FWIW, I know that on recent BMWs the passenger bag will deploy and the driver bag won't when:
1. The crash is a low speed event, and
2. The driver is buckled in and the passenger is not.
As for the Murano accident, I again think that the SRS system was evaluating the severity of the impact/rollover and deploying the airbag/curtains where needed. Remember that in both the GC and Murano incidents the drivers emerged relatively unscathed. That tells me that deployment of the driver bag/curtain was unnecessary.
#538 of 5143 Should I buy a used 2000 JGC?
Jul 04, 2003 (11:11 pm)
I am looking to buy a 2000 JGC. I liked the ride and the comfort of the car. I am concerned about the problems I am reading about as far as the brakes and other repairs. Should I stay away?
#539 of 5143 buying a used 2000 JGC
Jul 04, 2003 (11:50 pm)
Yes, stay away. Go through the posts and read the problems. I had one--love/hate relationship--was a lemon. If you do get one, get a long warranty.
#540 of 5143 2003 JGC Laredo Trans Prob?
Jul 06, 2003 (7:01 pm)
My wife's year-old 2003 GC Laredo V6, 4WD auto seems to hard shift into neutral or into 1st when comming to a complete stop or when you take your foot off the brake and start to accelerate. I'm suspecting rough shifts into and out of neutral. Problem happens 80% of the time, but sometimes while stopping and sometimes while starting. Is this common? Signs of impending tranny disaster?
Want to get it checked and/or fixed before warrenty runs out. Any advice? Thanks!
#541 of 5143 '04 Wind noise
Jul 07, 2003 (6:27 am)
Just bought an '04 GC Laredo to replace my old '94 Cherokee Sport.
Only one complaint so far.....
I hear a wind noise at highway speeds coming from left front area, not sure if front of window or windshield.
Any ideas on how to fix the problem? Would rather do it myself than take it to the dealer....
#542 of 5143 94 Wiper problem
Jul 07, 2003 (8:40 am)
I just bought a 94 GCL, and the wipers work, but oddly. On delay, they run on low. On low, they don't run at all. On high, they run on high. When you turn off the wiper switch, they stop wherever they are.
My question is: is this a problem at the switch, or a problem at the motor?
#543 of 5143 air bags
Jul 07, 2003 (5:47 pm)
Tidester... "the rigid frame construction may transmit an impulse across the vehicle almost as though the opposite side had been struck from the perspective of the accelerometer."
Sounds logical, but my experience doesn't support it. My recent situation with the Murano was the exact opposite. The impact was on the passenger side and the passenger side curtain deployed. The vehicle rolled onto the driver side, probably not hard enough/fast enough to cause driver side curtain to deploy. The velocity of the occupants would initially be away from impact, but then back toward the impact with more force. I believe that's the reason the impact side curtain should deploy. I cracked my head on the driver side window several years ago when t-boned on the driver side. A side curtain would have prevented that.
I think div2 is on the right track. However there was no reason for the passenger side curtain to deploy in the Murano if there is an occupant sensor. No thing or body was in the passenger seat. The only apparent reason it deployed is that the impact was on that side.