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Old 03-01-2006, 04:09 PM
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Video: Honda Ridgeline airbags unexpectedly deploy

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"Conor Twomey has published an interesting video documenting his unusual experience with a 2006 Honda Ridgeline. Twomey was testing the pickup for his website, The Online Car Show, when the drive-side curtain airbags deployed. He was performing a mild drift around a corner on a gravel road when curtain unexpectedly went off. Twomey didn't hit anything, nor did any wheels leave the ground. The car was traveling at a relatively low speed of 30 or 35 mph, according to the report."

Good thing he wasn't actually off-road or anything. That's two Ridgeline disasters now in the hands of testers. Wasn't it Autoweek that blew out a set of shocks on a backroad foray?
 
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Old 03-01-2006, 05:45 PM
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Jeez, if he had been in a rollover situation, they probably would have been mostly deflated by the time they were needed.
 
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Old 03-02-2006, 04:38 AM
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WOW. That there is grounds for a recall - especially given it happened in the hands of the media.

It will be interesting as to how Honda handle the situation.
 
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Old 03-05-2006, 07:08 PM
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talk about hurting sales!
 
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Old 03-05-2006, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by polarbear
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"Conor Twomey has published an interesting video documenting his unusual experience with a 2006 Honda Ridgeline. Twomey was testing the pickup for his website, The Online Car Show, when the drive-side curtain airbags deployed. He was performing a mild drift around a corner on a gravel road when curtain unexpectedly went off. Twomey didn't hit anything, nor did any wheels leave the ground. The car was traveling at a relatively low speed of 30 or 35 mph, according to the report."

Good thing he wasn't actually off-road or anything. That's two Ridgeline disasters now in the hands of testers. Wasn't it Autoweek that blew out a set of shocks on a backroad foray?
If I wasn't bound by contract I'd tell you about all the GM airbags that had misfires at the crash test facility I worked at last year. Give me one more year and then I've got some great stories. Might even post some video.
 
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Old 03-05-2006, 07:18 PM
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isnt saying the airbags had problems to begin with bound by contract?
lol, well i guess no one heres going run and tell people anyway.
 
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Old 03-05-2006, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by fordxfour87
isnt saying the airbags had problems to begin with bound by contract?
lol, well i guess no one heres going run and tell people anyway.
I was going to add something like "opps, I already said too much" but I figured someone would get it.
 
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Old 03-05-2006, 09:27 PM
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lol, hey...i think airbags arent the worst of chevys defects anyway. Youd be lucky to have your chevy ruuning long enough to get into an accident anyway. (note im not really serious to that statement)
 
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Old 03-06-2006, 02:47 AM
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Originally Posted by OSin86
If I wasn't bound by contract I'd tell you about all the GM airbags that had misfires at the crash test facility I worked at last year. Give me one more year and then I've got some great stories. Might even post some video.
At the test facility...well now, that's where it stops. Honda allowed these vehicles to go to the market...little different.
 
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:33 AM
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At the test facility...well now, that's where it stops. Honda allowed these vehicles to go to the market...little different.
Try again Nick, these were cars that came off dealer lots. Testing is done on cars both before and after they hit the market.
 
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This kind of stuff happens. Honda will do a recall once enough people die or until the NHTSA makes them.
 
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Originally Posted by fordxfour87
isnt saying the airbags had problems to begin with bound by contract?
lol, well i guess no one heres going run and tell people anyway.
No bother. It's not stuff people didn't know already or knew can happen.

With everything I hear about bad wrecks and airbags not deploying, you'd better believe the opposite happens.

On that note, I know my Ranger doesn't have 'bags....maybe my Camaro got 'em taken out as well.
 
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:17 PM
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Looks like that unmatched japanese quality,lol.
 
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