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well all this talk about all the mods i wanna do is gone out the door...just got into my first accident wit my first truck...went to go answer my phone looked up and bang! my front end is pretty bad bumper and hood is smashed in also passenger door has dent... still starts dont look like any engine copartment damgae but wacked my face on steering wheel so litlle bruised.....and also the air bag didnt deploy??? i figured it would because of the collison but idk gotta have a talk wit nissan about dat...me and my boy little shaken up but all good...only damage on tree....FUC*ING SUCKS MEAN A$S
 

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i hope you and your son are alright, you'll get back on track soon enough to mod your ride. how fast were you going? i am curious as to why your airbag didn't deploy either.
 

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Man I am sorry about your luck. I hope you and your son is ok. I am just curious too about how fast you were going and if you were on the brakes. I hope you get back rolling soon.
 

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J_RoD_808 said:
well all this talk about all the mods i wanna do is gone out the door...just got into my first accident wit my first truck...went to go answer my phone looked up and bang! my front end is pretty bad bumper and hood is smashed in also passenger door has dent... still starts dont look like any engine copartment damgae but wacked my face on steering wheel so litlle bruised.....and also the air bag didnt deploy??? i figured it would because of the collison but idk gotta have a talk wit nissan about dat...me and my boy little shaken up but all good...only damage on tree....FUC*ING SUCKS MEAN A$S

I'm glad you and your son are ok.

Don't waste your breath with Nissan over the airbags. My wife had a bad wreck in her GONE '98 Durango (I know, I know)and they didn't deploy,also I had a 40 mph head on in my 2003 Tundra and they didn't deploy.

Basically they don't deploy unless they crumple up to one of the sensor's that cause the airbag to deploy,plus from what Toyota Corp told me they did that on purpose so people wouldn't receive a worse injury from the airbag deploying than the wreck itself..........my guess is the airbags are dangerous on younger children,and the insurance companies get out of replacing more airbags.The guy that adjusted both of my vehicles said had both the airbags deployed,both vehicles would've been totaled easily.
 

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Glad to see you and your boy is ok. I don't know in the new airbags, but back in late 90's they will not deploy above a certain speed because it can kill you. Also they have to see that the car was slowing down. Meaning if I'm going 40-50 miles per hour and hit someone headon, they will not deply. Because the airbag will kill you, also the airbag has to see if the seat belt tightened. if the seat belt didn't tighten then airbag won't deploy.
 

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yah i was figured that the airbag wouldnt depoly because that could cause worse damage but as i can remember i think i was going about 30-35 mph luckilly i hit the curb first which slowed me down a bit then the tree stopped me...but lookin at myself my lip and chin is pretty fat...nothing on my boy just a lot more quiet probably still scared
 

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J_RoD_808 said:
well all this talk about all the mods i wanna do is gone out the door...just got into my first accident wit my first truck...went to go answer my phone looked up and bang! my front end is pretty bad bumper and hood is smashed in also passenger door has dent... still starts dont look like any engine copartment damgae but wacked my face on steering wheel so litlle bruised.....and also the air bag didnt deploy??? i figured it would because of the collison but idk gotta have a talk wit nissan about dat...me and my boy little shaken up but all good...only damage on tree....FUC*ING SUCKS MEAN A$S
Glad you and your son are OK...but the highlighted part was the excuse given to me when I got plowed from behind by a cat driving an Suburbian...gots to pay more attention bro'.

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Sorry to hear about your accident it must be tough seeing your truck in that condition. This morning I almost got broadsided by a young girl that never saw me and didn't even care. Its tough these days drivers it seems are getting worse alot of teens dying on the road around where I live its a shame.
 

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You are in Hawaii.
Here's what I want you to do: Have your buddies go to the accident scene, and CUT DOWN THAT TREE!
 

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You are in Hawaii.
Here's what I want you to do: Have your buddies go to the accident scene, and CUT DOWN THAT TREE!
well my front bumper and my hood pretty much did all that only get flatend out shrubs and one of the smaller stumps about 6" dia. is stuck under my truck tried to pull it out but that ting is pretty stuck but a truck is a truck and can be replaced...we both came outa there with minor brusies but we ok and thats all that matters to me
 

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The stuff above about airbag deployment is not correct.

I was the test manager of an electronic contract manufacturer in Hillsboro, Oregon for 2 years. We made automotive electronics for NEC who supplies Honda.

The facts are as follows:

1) If you are very light and short, say under 90 pounds, the airbag won't deploy at all. The seat has a capacitive antenna in it (all makes and models of all cars sold in the U.S.A.) and knows how tall you are.

2) If you are a bit heavier and taller, maybe 120 pounds and 3/4 of the way up the seat back, then half of the propellant fires and that's it.

3) A bit heavier and taller yet, then half of the propellant fires, followed by a time delay, followed by the other half of the propellant.

4) Big, tall guy or gal, it all fires at once.

5) Will NOT fire below a certain "g" level. If that "g" level was exceeded (probably not since you are alive and well), and if it did not fire, then the g-sensor is likely a bad unit. There is a VERY low probability of that, on the order of less than 1/10 of 1%.

So, if you are short and light, it won't fire. if you are medium, it SHOULD fire if you exceed the threshold "g" force. If you did, and if it didn't fire, you were probably very heavily injured and barely survived. If not, you most probably didn't exceed the required "g" force to fire the unit.

A relatively light tap, like you hitting a big pothole or a fender bender, should NEVER cause the airbag to fire. If it does when it doesn't need to do so, it can injure you badly. So, they monitor the "g" force and your height very closely.

I used to run the department that maintained the test equipment for manufacturing these things that went into Hondas, and the above is TRUE.

Other makes and models have to pass the SAME standards with the SAME reliability, no exceptions, for all cars sold in the U.S.A. It's Federal Law.

By now, 2008, every new car sold in the U.S.A. knows how tall you are and how much you weigh as soon as you sit in the seat and turn on the ignition key. Actually, it doesn't know if you are taller than the seat, but it knows if you are shorter than the seat. Weight is simple to measure.

The real failure rate is astronomically low since the circuits are simple and reliable. Most so-called "failures to deploy" are accidents that did NOT exceed the "g" force necessary to deploy the airbags.

Think of the lawsuit if you could injure someone by stepping in front of a car with a driver and/or passenger and simply hit it with a a sledge hammer causing injury to driver or passenger. That would NOT be a good product. It needs to recognize false "wrecks."

The threshold of deployment is really the threshold of bodily injury to a human being of average size and health, seated and belted properly. The car manufacturers have no need to protect you if your seat belt is not fastened since a fastened seat belt is the law if youa re driving. They also have an issue if the airbag deploys accidentally ... and they work to see that does NOT happen.
 
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