Netizens speculated that there was not enough force to trigger the inflation of an airbag.
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Air bags reduce the chance that your upper body or head will strike the vehicle’s interior during a crash.
The basic idea is that the airbag inflates as soon as the car starts to slow down in an accident and deflates as your head presses against it.
Recently, a netizen complained on social media that the airbag on a Proton X70 did not deploy after a crash.
The incident raised question marks on the quality of the car as it was said to be a new vehicle.
Twitter user @annazrulan posted several photos of the car lying by the roadside after hitting a divider.
Based on the photos, the incident appeared to have happened along the Karak highway heading towards Genting Sempah.
X70 accident, lepastu airbag tak function. Quality apoooo Proton???? pic.twitter.com/wRc42CfGkA— Anaz. iDevice repair 📱 (@annazrulan) August 4, 2022
Should All Airbags Deploy In An Accident?
Meanwhile, netizens gave their opinions on why the airbag did not deploy.
Some said the crash conditions were not severe enough to trigger the deployment.
Others speculated that the airbag might not go off as the car occupants were not wearing seatbelts.
Some suggested that defects in the sensors that detect a collision prevent the airbag from deploying.
This might result from a design defect, poor calibration, or improper installation.
At the same time, some pointed out that it may not have anything to do with the brand of the car.
The reason is that others have had a similar situation with other cars by other manufacturers.
Not every accident will cause the airbags to deploy, however, when the collision is sufficiently intense, airbags need to inflate.
Even if you are wearing a seat belt, failure of airbags to inflate can lead to significant injuries.
This kind of impact will deploy the air bag. Air bag is the last resort in case of accident. Kalau lepas accident n driver still boleh selfie. It more than good enough dah tu. The passive safety protection pon dah cukup untuk save the driver. That is the main objective. pic.twitter.com/OsrztWSf2l— azmer basri (@azmer_basri) August 5, 2022