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Front end damage air bags deployed is it fixable?

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Fixable possible depends on front end damage needs to go to bodyshop to have front end and frame" checked to if repairable and they should be able to replace airbags as well but will probably need a new airbag module also ? not that familiar with ford procedures and whos paying for this it wont be cheap and insurance may total it???

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