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Airbags need servicing?

I was just involved in a head on collision and my entire front is crumpled in and the car doesn't move anymore. Since the moment I collided into the other vehicle the LED display screen has said "Airbags need servicing." Were the airbags supposed to deploy? Why do my airbags need servicing if the car was bought brand new and have never been deployed before? It was in for repairs in october, could I be a victim of airbag theft or did the sensors that deploy the airbags break during the crash?

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Check the sensors the wire is normally yellow in colour

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