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Old 10-17-2010, 07:40 AM
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Default 2000 XLT Front End Impact, Air Bags Did Not Deploy

Hey guys I thought I would ask here for some info on this since this site is Ranger focused.

I Had a 2000 XLT 4.0 Ranger up until yesterday when I was involved in a pretty bad crash. A car pulled out in front of me and I hit them at about 50MPH. Ive been searching online and finding air bag related issues with some rangers and just want to know what you guys think as far as if the air bag's should have deployed or not. I know its hard to tell from pictures but maybe someone has some experience with this. The car I hit took the impact on the drivers side front corner and her door air bag and drivers side air bag both deployed. I believe it was a toyota something, fairly new probably an 06 or newer. My passenger side air bag is set to on but neither air bag went off during the crash. Resulted in my head being slammed off the steering wheel at 50MPH. Here are some pics, what do you guys think? What I am concerned about is if there is an issue here but the truck is totaled and sent off to the scrap yard then nothing be proven. I know it will be totaled but I know it wont sit long before its junked.






















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Old 10-17-2010, 08:01 AM
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Welcome. Sorry to hear about your truck. I really have no explanation as to why the airbags never went off
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:03 AM
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Thanks for the welcome. I like rangers a lot. I was 2 payments away from paying this one off...go figure lol
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:04 AM
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keep it and rebuild! You'll have plenty of help here! I want that bed cover though, looks sharp!
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:13 AM
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Im not much for rebulding this one. It has to much damage to make it worth it. I already have a project car in the garage I dont need a truck too lol. I need something I can drive soon anyway
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:14 AM
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Default Re: 2000 XLT Front End Impact, Air Bags Did Not Deploy

I would think itshould have deployed. I have seen them go off at a 5 mph bumber tap.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:15 AM
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Im not much for rebulding this one. It has to much damage to make it worth it. I already have a project car in the garage I dont need a truck too lol. I need something I can drive soon anyway
understandable! You should sell me that bed cover then LOL....How much?
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:17 AM
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are you going to part it out /buy it back from the ins. company.?
If so I am interested in the middle back window that has the lock /catch built into it. also the rear 3rd brake light/cargo light .

too bad you had the accident looked like a good truck
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:59 AM
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I'm probably not going to buy it back. I need the ins check to buy something new. I'll see what I can get off it though. If I can get that bed cover off I will. I dont think it is damaged. The rail did become dislodged but I think its all in working order. Its a nice one w/ the hydraluics. My next day off is weds, Im off today but today is football day but on weds I'll see if i can get some stuff off it. Problem is I now have no way to get big things like the bed cover back here.

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Old 10-17-2010, 09:00 AM
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Shipping may be expensive but let me know, thats a real nice cover
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:06 AM
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Default Re: 2000 XLT Front End Impact, Air Bags Did Not Deploy

Did you buy the truck new?? Maybe the airbags are missing?

The airbags should have deployed..

Were you wearing your seat belt?? it looks like blood on the broken rear window.
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:42 AM
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I did not buy it new, I bought it used and I always wear my set belt.

Yeah shipping on the cover would be expensive b/c I use UPS often and have a good idea on the rates to ship stuff. The cover did not cost me anything it was replaced during a previous incident involving black ice a telephone pole and the flare side above the wheel. So I have nothing invested in the cover. As long as shipping was fully covered on my end I would sell it for a good price. I'll get more pics of it when I go back there on weds. I'm sure the insurance company is not going to give me extra for the cover being there, they usually dont add on stuff for modifications so I'm going to consider it mine either way

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Old 10-17-2010, 10:00 AM
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Maybe someone sold the airbags??
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:18 AM
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Default Re: 2000 XLT Front End Impact, Air Bags Did Not Deploy

If so dont you think I should have been notified of that at the time of sale from the dealership that sold me the car? IF............ The truck had a previous accident
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:08 PM
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Default Re: 2000 XLT Front End Impact, Air Bags Did Not Deploy

If it was disclosed to them, yes.


Also it doesn't have to be in an accident to have airbags stolen or simply removed & sold for cash.

Just throwing ideas out there for you. I don't have a crystal ball.
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