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If air bag deploys after hitting a small tree will it keepit from cranking

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  • Superbovine May 11, 2010

    It shouldn't, however when the bags deploy often the wiring to the bags melts. It is possible that it melted with the ignition switch wiring. Take your column cover off (philips screws from underneath) and inspect the wiring for melting.



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No, but newer cars have a fuel pump cutoff switch located somewhere on the vehicle that is triggered by inertia and will have to be reset after any accident

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I does not take much to wrinkle the steel. And vehicles are built with impact zones that are designed to crumble in order to absorb an impact.
Also hitting a tree, as long as there was no give, the air bags should deploy if you were doing 15mph+. If you hit a movable object like rear end a car it would be more like 30mph. But is not an exact science either. Say you were doing 30mph when you hit the tree. Did you brake just before impact? The speed would have been reduced by the time you hit the tree.

Then look at how that truck is built. Its a tin can. Its much less sturdy up front because it is a body on a frame. A uni-body would be stronger up front that that Toyota. The bumper is near nothing, not much of a radiator support, weak aprons. They just are not built like a Tonka truck. With all that stuff giving in there may not have been enough energy left to trigger both impact sensors.

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