Question about Kia Cars & Trucks
I had an accident in my 2008 KIA Sportage I had a head on collision into a cement pole.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If this was a reportable accident, your insurance company should take care of the air bag and consequencial damages. Bypassing safety devices as such creates greater risk of severe injury because the rest of the vehicle is designed with all systems functional. Ck w/ insurance co.
Posted on May 07, 2009
NO ITS NOT COMMOM FOR YOUR CAR BUT IF THE IMPACT IS JUST HIGH ENOUGH AND WITHIN 30 DEGREES OF THE CENTER OF THE CAR AND OVER 15MPH IT WILL DEPLOY
Posted on Mar 05, 2010
You would need to consult a lawyer in your state/province, the dealer can only go by the CarFax info as supplied but their mechanic should have been able to note the previous damage during the safety inspection, the air bags not going off may have been due to the location and speed of impact, as the air bags are triggered by the crash severity sensors. If the air bags where deployed previously and the crash sensors where not replaced, this may be the reason the bags did not deploy again, although the vehicle should have had air bag codes and a light on if they had not been replaced. again this sounds like a legal matter, so if I would consider legal consultation before going back to your dealer!
Posted on Mar 22, 2010
You may need to call several salavage yards, but there should be one out there that will sell you one without the air bag. If your steering wheel isn't damaged, you might be able to disconect the air bag from the steering wheel.
Posted on Sep 10, 2010
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