There's a Bomb in my Car!!

@OneOfMany (12426)
United States
March 16, 2018 12:30pm CST
Okay, there isn't exactly one... but there might be a potential failure that causes an explosion! I just got a recall notice in the mail stating that my car 'may' have a failure of the airbag inflator, should it be deployed in an accident. The inflator that fails, would explode, sending shrapnel through the interior of the car, basically killing anyone that it is supposed to protect. I'm supposed to get additional details in the future on when the parts become available, but let's hope that I have one of the non-exploding ones... or that better yet, I never have the need to find out!
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
16 Mar
Yikes ! We got the recall notice on both our cars about the airbags - I don't know if it said THAT though! Seriously get it done asap - we wouldn't want you to find out either!
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@OneOfMany (12426)
• United States
16 Mar
I think I'll give the dealership a call next week, to see what they know about it.
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
16 Mar
@OneOfMany If you don't call them, they will call you - and keep calling til it gets scheduled! They might tell you to switch cars with them (they'll give you a rental) until the fix is done - so you are not driving around in this potentially dangerous vehicle. I've had friends who had a rental for nearly 2 months! I actually had 2 recalls . . . one on the passenger side - and later on the driver side. The first recall I had a rental for about 2 weeks. The second time I had to go in for something - can't remember - and they were able to do it on the same appointment - just took a little longer that day.
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@OneOfMany (12426)
• United States
16 Mar
@much2say I'm tall, so I can't drive most cars. The last time they tried to give me a rental for a regular repair, I didn't even fit in the vehicle. I flat out demanded them to return my car and they complied. I drove there with no problem, so why were they thinking I would have one driving back? I will hope that it's a small repair. It doesn't seem like it would take all that much to replace.
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@Starmaiden (4974)
• Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
16 Mar
Thats cause for paranoia. Talk to the manufacturer. They should be able to tell you depending on the year it was made and the make of your vehicle. :-)
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@OneOfMany (12426)
• United States
16 Mar
I was sent the letter because it concerns my car in particular. XD But I'm a little less worried after re-reading the letter. It's not my airbag, but the passenger one. And I rarely travel with a passenger.
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• Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
16 Mar
@OneOfMany But still. During a crash don't they both inflate?
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@OneOfMany (12426)
• United States
16 Mar
@Starmaiden I have the option of turning it off. I think it senses when a passenger is there or not, because when I'm driving alone, it's off.
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@nomus24g (22170)
• India
16 Mar
that's something strange on manufacturers' part...
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@OneOfMany (12426)
• United States
16 Mar
Well, at least they are willing to replace it. It's weird that a problem of that level would exist.
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@nomus24g (22170)
• India
16 Mar
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@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
17 Mar
Yikes, hope you don't get to find out the hard way.
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@OneOfMany (12426)
• United States
17 Mar
Well, I haven't had an airbag go off in any car I've owned, but there was one time before when I was 16.
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@iridion9 (6923)
• Philippines
16 Mar
so it's just an air bag explodes?
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@OneOfMany (12426)
• United States
17 Mar
No, actually, it's the canister that inflates the airbag. Apparently, when it blows, it sends shredded bits of metal through the interior of the car, basically seriously injuring them or outright killing them. Sounds bad to me. XD
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@RasmaSandra (16998)
• Riga, Latvia
16 Mar
Well thank heavens they informed you and thank heavens nothing happened that you had to find out otherwise. Hope it all works out alright.
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@OneOfMany (12426)
• United States
17 Mar
Yes, I'm glad to know, but now I don't feel as safe driving! lol
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