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 #10807  by brywvu
 Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:28 am
I was in a minor fender bender in my 2011 Kizashi today. When I say minor, the bumper didn't crack or anything, a mere scuff on it.

However, all of the airbags deployed except the front passenger (no one was sitting in it). The side curtain airbags on both sides, both driver and passenger seat airbags, as well as the small ones in the rear seat all deployed.

Is this typical? I was traveling at approximately 10-15 mph when this occurred. Please let me know your thoughts. I could understand possibly the driver airbag, but not the whole system deploying.

Thanks in advance for any insight anyone may have!
 #10808  by Moto
 Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:45 am
You are the second person this has happened to FYI.

I think it probably has something to do with the placement of the sensors in the bumper. I know the sx4 also had some trouble, but I don't think Suzuki admits any fault at this point.
 #10809  by Ronzuki
 Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:46 pm
Wow, that is going to be one huge repair bill. Safety first, damn the torpedoes fire all the airbags! Of course there's no fault for overkill. That's not going to bode well for insurance rates on these cars once statistical history of this kind gets out there.

They're going to have to replace your seat cushion assembly w/ the sensors in your butt because the bags fired. a meager what $1500 ??
 #10811  by Moto
 Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:37 pm
The insurance company totaled out the last car this happened to because it costs so much to repack all the air bags.

Supposedly wasn't a scratch on the car.
 #10820  by brywvu
 Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:45 pm
Suzuki is nuts. Side Curtain should not deploy over a tap of the front bumper. I used to love this car, but this has me questioning everything! Thanks for the replies.
 #10824  by eatrocks
 Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:07 am
i want to believe they fixed this, i notice that everytime someone is in the front seat the air bag light does not come off
 #10825  by brywvu
 Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:47 am
Does anyone think that it is something that Suzuki is at fault for? Honestly?

I have spoken to several people and no one that works in body shops believes the airbags should have blown the way they did and have suggested I send the car to a Suzuki dealer to get an explanation from them before proceeding to have it fixed.
 #10827  by ~tc~
 Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:53 am
Good luck with that.

Imagine if they ever did NOT blow when they should and someone died. The money involved says they will always lean towards blowing
 #10831  by Moto
 Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:26 pm
It shouldn't have happened, but I don't really think they will help you. It is probably worth a try though.
 #10852  by Ronzuki
 Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:09 pm
It is Suzuki's repair guides that REQUIRE all airbag related equipment (sensors included which includes the seat cushion assembly) to be replaced once fired. SELL MORE PARTS. Once again all caused by government mandates. I'd personally like the option of whether my car is equipped with all of this government mandated technology.

Just like this:
http://www.newsmax.com/US/rear-view-cam ... /id/430889

There's serious expense that someone has to pay for every time this crap is mandated. Like I said, what do you think is going to happen to a Kizashi's insurance rates when the insurers realize they'll need to total a car because someone smply kicks it hard in the nuts? Is it Suzuki's fault? Love to sit in the courtroom and here that argument.