According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, over 44,869 lives have been saved by airbags from the time of its invention to the year 2015—which means it’s only saved more lives since! There’s no doubt that airbags have proven themselves essential for reducing the fatalities resulting from vehicular accidents. The years have shown that cars are much safer with one than without one.
Unfortunately, injuries resulting from airbags are not unheard of. This is typically due to airbags being neglected from maintenance or being used incorrectly.
Faulty sensors can cause injuries
Faulty sensors can cause an airbag to deploy incorrect, resulting in harm. This can mean a number of severe and immobilizing injuries. Whiplash injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal injuries are just among them. Though exceedingly rare, injuries resulting from airbags are often life-altering and terrible.
What the statistics are saying, however, is that these injuries are often caused by airbags that have deployed incorrectly. Usually, this is associated with malfunctions in the crash sensor, which can result in the following unfortunate incidents:
- Airbag deployment during driving safely
- Deploying during a low-impact crash
- Failure to deploy during a grievous crash
- Partial deployment
- Late deployment
The key to an airbag being effective without causing injuries is timing. Even just a delay of a fraction of a second can cause intense injuries, especially since the airbag would deploy too close to the passenger’s head. That makes it of great importance to run diagnostics and take the vehicle in for SRS module repair if need be.
What injuries can they cause?
Should you neglect the need for SRS module repair, you are increasing the risks of the following injuries:
Like any machine or tool, your airbag system will encounter problems down the line. As such, it is important to be aware of the ways to maintain it. It is of even greater importance to regularly take your SRS module for repairs to ensure proper and safe deployment of your airbags.
If you’re in need of professionals who specialize in SRS module repairs, send us at Repair My SRS a message. We use the latest and most state-of-the-art techniques to keep drivers and passengers safe.