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Old 11-28-2012, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Happy Trails View Post
I was rear-ended by someone at a high speed and none of the airbags deployed on my 2004 BMW X3. I assumed that they typically don't from a rear hit when my front end was free to travel (nothing in the front to stop my car). Is this the case or should I have them checked out to make sure they are functioning properly?

If they should deploy from a rear end hit, what kind of force is required to trigger them - I'm surprised they didn't inflate when I've read about the dangers of pot holes setting them off.

Also, how do I know if the rear airbags are "on"? I have two small children (one in a car seat), and I'm wondering what is really the safest way to travel for them.

Thanks for any possible input.
The short answer is that it's not uncommon to have no airbag deployment in rear end collisions.

Since you were rear ended I'm assuming this accident was not your fault so just take the car to the nearest BMW dealer and have them check it out on the other guys dime. And don't let an insurance adjuster try to tell you where to take it. It's your car..... you can take it wherever you want.
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