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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,000 miles

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2012 Scion xD seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Scion xD Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 112016

xD

  • 60,000 miles

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

I was the driver and only passenger of my 2012 Scion xb when I was tboned in the driver door by another vehicle. I was hit hard enough that the car looks almost bent in half and it was deemed a total loss. Even though I was hit so hard, no airbags deployed at all. The door was crushed in on me and I was knocked unconscious. I suffered a concussion, broken collar bone, fractured eye socked, cheek and jaw. Also lacerated cheek and eye lid. I also now have a damaged left eye with blurred vision and pain and nerve damage on the right side of my face which is now numb. The airbags should have deployed and prevented my injuries. I am afraid that some of my injuries are permanent. When I was hit I was in motion turning left on a city street.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 082014

xD 4-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
While traveling at approx 30 mph, the SUV in front of me stopped suddenly. I hit the brakes and felt the ABS kick in. Unfortunately I could not stop in time and rear ended a midsize SUV. Based upon damage to the SUV I was traveling at approx 15 - 20 mph. The air bags deployed and my 2012 Scion Xd immediately erupted in flames in the engine compartment. Within 5 minutes the fire spread to the interior and roof of the car. Ultimately, the entire interior became engulfed by fire. Excluding the fire damage, you cannot see any physical damage to the front fenders and the hood has a slight buckle from the impact. The insurance company currently has it as a total loss, with out completing the usual investigation. The damage to the SUV was limited to the bumper and possibly minor paint damage from the fire. I find it unusual that a car in a front collision at that speed should catch fire, especially with a four star rating.

- Corona , CA, USA

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