Last post on Nov 17, 2010 at 9:11 PM
You are in the Honda CR-V
What is this discussion about?
Honda CR-V, SUV
#3 of 8 Re: 2008 Passenger Side Airbag Problem [crvexl2008]
Apr 07, 2010 (9:42 am)
Do you lean on the window sill, or the armrest when driving?
If yes, have you read the OWNER's MANUAL?
#4 of 8 air bag on a 2010 crv
Nov 17, 2010 (4:44 pm)
have anyone had a problem with the airbag in their honda crv, let meknow what model and when, i hit a deer going 65mile per hour on a highway and the air bage never came out.
#5 of 8 Re: air bag on a 2010 crv [diane49]
Nov 17, 2010 (5:21 pm)
An air bag is only deployed when the impact reaches a certain threshold, i.e. some particular rate of deceleration of the vehicle. Even though you may have been traveling fast, you may not have reached the threshold for deployment.
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#6 of 8 Re: air bag on a 2010 crv [tidester]
Nov 17, 2010 (5:29 pm)
what do u mean a certain threshold
#7 of 8 Re: air bag on a 2010 crv [diane49]
Nov 17, 2010 (9:08 pm)
Think of it this way. A soft or small bump to the car will not set off the air bag while a very hard or severe bump will. A soft bump would be like bumping into a parking meter or a simple fender bender where no serious injury to the occupants is likely to occur. Severe means that serious injury to the occupant is likely.
The manufacturer sets the threshold someplace in between soft and severe meaning that the air bag will only deploy if the bump is above that level.
Note also that there is a difference in the severity of, say, a head on collision with a telephone poll at 50 miles per hour and sideswiping that poll. The air bag will likely deploy in the head on collision but probably won't in a sideswipe situation.
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#8 of 8 Re: air bag on a 2010 crv [diane49]
by kyfdx HOST
Nov 17, 2010 (9:11 pm)
It means the impact wasn't severe enough to set off the airbag.... How fast you are going isn't the issue... It's how fast you decelerate when you hit something... If you struck a deer, but then ran over it, or it flew over top of the car, then it's possible (even likely) the airbags weren't needed...
A good test? Did you hit your head on the windshield or steering wheel? Did the steering column get forced back into your chest from the impact? If not, then you probably didn't need airbag deployment..