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Old 06-09-2016, 04:56 PM   #1
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Almost Got to Test my Airbag Today

I almost got a face to face with my unreplaced Takata airbag today. Out in the country for a leisurely ride with the top down. I'm driving 35 through a small town that consists of nothing more than a general store and a supper club. Some girl pulls up on a side street in a SUV, never looks, and rolls out right in front of me. I stand on the brakes as hard as I can and she stops directly in my path. My car stops about two feet from her front fender. Those anti-lock brakes saved me. Older cars would have just slid. She just waved and backed up.


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I thought about seeing if the dealership would just disable mine until they are replaced..but im sure they wont since its a safety device...with potential shrapnel lol.
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I hate it when people pull out in front of me and then freak out and stop in the middle of the road, blocking all of the paths to safely get around them... I totalled a car once, sending it into a telephone pole to avoid hitting a Volvo with a family of four in it.

I swore to myself that if it ever happens again, I will make no attempt to go around them, and just go ahead and T-bone them.
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I thought about seeing if the dealership would just disable mine until they are replaced..but im sure they wont since its a safety device...with potential shrapnel lol.
I just got my letter from Ford yesterday to call my local dealer to make an appointment as they now have parts. I will be calling them today. What timing!


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Called the dealer today and Ford only sent them one. They are putting in an emergency order for me. We'll see how long it takes to come in.


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Just got a call from dealer. Parts are in. Going next Wednesday.


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I thought about seeing if the dealership would just disable mine until they are replaced..but im sure they wont since its a safety device...with potential shrapnel lol.
I disabled mine a few months ago. Very easy to do.
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At dealer now. Been about 40 minutes.


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A little over an hour. Everything looks fine.


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Ronnie went out to bfast, how come you ain't having lunch?
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Ronnie went out to bfast, how come you ain't having lunch?
I usually eat one of their donuts and have a fruit drink when I go there, but I'm trying to eat healthier and get more exercise. I resisted temptation. I dropped about 10 pounds in the last few weeks, so it's worth it.


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I'm glad your safe op and Noone got hurt. A couple a months ago I had the same experiencr, except a deer nailed me in the side. Took out my hood, bumper, door, fender, and windshield. A little bit more towards the front of the car and my airbags would've went off.

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I'm glad your safe op and Noone got hurt. A couple a months ago I had the same experiencr, except a deer nailed me in the side. Took out my hood, bumper, door, fender, and windshield. A little bit more towards the front of the car and my airbags would've went off.

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Bummer. It's getting to be that time of year when they are going to start running all over the place. It's also getting to the time when I use the fun cars less and less. I guess that's the only good thing about it.

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