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Old 03-09-2013, 10:29 AM
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air bag light

will air bags work if light is on car was Not in crash think problem is in seat
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:14 PM
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It depends on if you believe BMW would err on the side of safety or not. A malfunctioning SRS (supplemental restraint system) prevents the bags from deploying in their "normal response range".

Some interpret that as all the bags will/can deploy due to the system NOT knowing if it should or not. For example, if no one is sitting in the front passenger seat, normal response is for the bags for that seat NOT to deploy. If the SRS light is illuminated, then that bag may deploy.

Then there are those who think when the SRS light is illulminated, none of the air bags will deploy.

How do you interpret "normal response"?

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Old 03-11-2013, 09:49 AM
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The Airbags are disigned to deploy as all in once a $10,000 costly mistake in the default mode if the system has a malfuntion light on ...But as you mentioned above that would depend on the malfuntion of the system. I am not willing to take the chance after seeing it happen......... because after that.... this is all you will have left........
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:52 PM
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The Airbags are disigned to deploy as all in once a $10,000 costly mistake in the default mode if the system has a malfuntion light on ...But as you mentioned above that would depend on the malfuntion of the system. I am not willing to take the chance after seeing it happen......... because after that.... this is all you will have left........
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