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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,000 miles

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2005 Ford Thunderbird seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Ford Thunderbird Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 172006

Thunderbird 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving to work at approx. 65 mph, my drivers side, side airbag deployed. Thankfully I didn't lose control of my vehicle. I pulled to the side of the road and exited my vehicle. I checked my car, although I knew I didn't hit anything or run over anything. There were no signs of impact and nothing in the road behind me. I took my vehicle to the dealership where I bought it. They said they'd never seen anything like it. That was 2/17/06. Today, on 2/20/06 they told me they would not repair it as I have 40,000 miles on my car and that the deployment was caused by my running over something in the road. Apparently that's what the computer code told them. There was absolutely no reason for that air bag to deploy. I believe they just don't want to admit responsibility for a malfunction. I could have been seriously injured at that speed. It knocked my over towards the passenger side of the car. My insurance company is now taking care of the claim and the airbag and seat will be repaired at their and my cost. The thing that upsets me is, that airbag shouldn't have deployed from running over something. They couldn't even tell by looking under the car that I ran over something, only what the computer code told them.

- Manchester, TN, USA

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