Last post on Jan 22, 2009 at 7:09 AM
You are in the Toyota Corolla
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Corolla, Accidents, Safety Technology, Sedan
#2 of 21 Re: concern for toyota corolla drivers [injh]
Jan 18, 2009 (8:02 pm)
I take it you are referring to a late-model Corolla, because my 1998 model doesn't even HAVE side airbags. Glad you're OK.
#3 of 21 Re: concern for toyota corolla drivers [injh]
Jan 18, 2009 (8:19 pm)
Which airbag didn't open up? If you are talking about the front airbag, it would not normally go off on a side impact. If you are talking about a Corolla with side and curtain airbags, then in a crash like you described both of those should have gone off on the side of the impact. If that is the case, you should report the incident to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) so they can investigate.
If you bought the car used, another possibility is that the air bags were previously deployed, but not replaced.
#4 of 21 Re: concern for toyota corolla drivers [injh]
Jan 18, 2009 (10:24 pm)
A couple of things. First off I assume your sure that your car was equipped with side curtain airbags, right? Secondly, if it wasn't equipped with side curtain airbags the car is not designed to set of the front air bags in the crash your describing as they would not help you in a side impact crash. Thirdly, the dealers do not check airbags before they sell a new car. If it was your transmission that failed you would say it was the dealers fault because they didn't take the trans. apart and check it before they sold the car to you? And lastly, when you say that Toyota does not care about safety for the drivers of their cars, YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME! Did you ever read the leading consumer magazines to find out that Toyotas are one of the safest cars out there? Glad your okay but really . . . . . .
#5 of 21 Re: concern for toyota corolla drivers [terceltom]
Jan 20, 2009 (1:04 am)
Toyota may have a high safety rating, but occassionaly every car company builds a flop and there might be something really wrong with this car. He is only trying to tell people to be cautious of there own cars, so lay off the poor guy.
#6 of 21 Re: concern for toyota corolla drivers [joshuag]
Jan 20, 2009 (5:45 am)
Obviously he doesn't know how airbags work so it was my intent for his own safety, to let him know for any future accidents he might have. Secondly, being an avid Toyota owner I do get offended when someone who doesn't know any better states that "Toyota doesn't care about there owner's safety" when they are one of the safest cars made and one of the biggest reasons, besides reliability, that they are one of the leading car manufacturers in sales in todays market.
#7 of 21 Re: concern for toyota corolla drivers [terceltom]
Jan 20, 2009 (9:56 am)
Obviously he doesn't know how airbags work ...
That isn't obvious at all. We still don't know whether his car is equipped with SABs and curtains, or not. If it is, then they should have deployed in a "T-bone" kind of crash as it was described.
#8 of 21 Re: concern for toyota corolla drivers [terceltom]
Jan 20, 2009 (3:44 pm)
You don't know what options his car has, it might have the side airbags, and they really might not have deployed. True, Toyota builds a great car, but occasionally they build a bad car. A friend of mine had a Camry that qualified under the California lemon law because of major transmission problems. I'm not saying that every Camry has that issue, but their's did. Just the same, this guy may have a car that has a problem with the airbags.
#9 of 21 Airbag Safety
Jan 20, 2009 (7:06 pm)
How safe is airbags generally when it deploy for someone like me who is 5 feet and weighs about 100 pounds? Cuz i was told that the force of the airbag can kill me if it ever deploys. I have read somewhere on the internet that when airbags where build it was tested on average size men who where about 5' 8" and 180 pounds. (if i remember this face correctly). So airbag was never tested on smaller women who does not meet the the criteria on who they have tested on. Does anyone know anything about this.
#10 of 21 Re: Airbag Safety [shortee]
Jan 20, 2009 (7:32 pm)
Does anybody think it is a little strange that he/she posted only once with an issue with such high of a priority like this. He/She logged on once posted once then gone i am not suggesting anything but strange it is.
#11 of 21 Re: Airbag Safety [mnf]
Jan 20, 2009 (7:36 pm)
Well, everyone has to make a first post sometime. He or she may or may not be back, but we can discuss the subject of air bags regardless.
Do you (or does anyone else) have any help for person you answered?