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Old 10-16-2010, 06:07 PM
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Default Airbags deployed in 2001 Ford Ranger Edge

Hey guys,

I know someone that has a 2001 Ford Ranger Edge with a 4.0 SOHC. His son had an accident in the truck and the airbags deployed.
Would this prevent the engine from starting or do you think it's because the fuel inertia switch tripped over?
I hope it's just a matter of resetting the fuel switch, I've never been in a situation where the airbags went off.

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Old 10-16-2010, 06:09 PM
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Default Re: Airbags deployed in 2001 Ford Ranger Edge

The SRS system is completely independent of the engine and it's computer. It has no interface to do that. It is likely just the inertia switch or something else is broken.
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Old 10-16-2010, 06:42 PM
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The SRS system is completely independent of the engine and it's computer. It has no interface to do that. It is likely just the inertia switch or something else is broken.
agreed. i've been driving with a blown airbag for 7 years.
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Old 10-16-2010, 06:48 PM
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Default Re: Airbags deployed in 2001 Ford Ranger Edge

Hey guys,

Thanks for your help ... I'm assuming the safety inertia switch is under the glove box or around that area.
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:21 PM
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Yes
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:48 PM
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Update: It was the safety inertia switch.
The owner reset the switch and that 4.0 SOHC started right up. I can't wait to get that thing in my truck.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:37 PM
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Default Re: Airbags deployed in 2001 Ford Ranger Edge

I have a 01 ranger with a 2.5 and I was snatchin a buddy out of a mud hole and my air bags deployed so I went ahead and pulled the out the steering wheel and dash on the right side in front of the seat but I can get it to stop beeping now.... how do I get it to stop beeping?
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:50 PM
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I have a 01 ranger with a 2.5 and I was snatchin a buddy out of a mud hole and my air bags deployed so I went ahead and pulled the out the steering wheel and dash on the right side in front of the seat but I can get it to stop beeping now.... how do I get it to stop beeping?
Put air bags back in...
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:51 AM
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why do people bring back dead threads from 31 months ago? (not you, Yeller)
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:53 AM
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why do people bring back dead threads from 31 months ago? (not you, Yeller)
At least it was in an appropriate thread lol
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