OK, read that backwards, thought he'd hit head on, then slid sideways to the other side. That's what I get for trying to quick read while at work. Side impacts should not deploy the bags aither (unless equipped with side curtains I think).
Agree that the sensor only reads frontal deceleration, normally wont deploy from a rear end impact.
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72
'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis
2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI...at least its a diesel
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