By stupid_airbag - / Monday 13 August 2012 08:06 / Australia
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By  peanutfoo  |  19

OH MY GOD!! That sucks op.. I hope you feel better!

  Mischief109  |  11

19- this is one of the only times on FML where suing is justified. Most of the time it's just "oh hey, OP slipped on a piece of ice in the middle of Alaska on the coldest day! He/she should sue!!"

By  SwagPuppet  |  3

That's a lawsuit waiting to happen! But dont be like every other crazy idiot in this world and sue!

  Psych101  |  9

So... it's a lawsuit waiting to happen, but OP shouldn't sue? Or should OP "not be like every other crazy idiot" and should sue?

Plenty of crazy idiots sue, I can tell you that right now. However, OP should sue, because this is clearly a problem with the maker of the car.


My cans seatbelt had been broken since we got it (in the drivers seat). We kept taking it back to GM telling them they need to fix it (especially since we were still under warranty). When I got into my car crash a couple years back my seatbelt (again) unclipped itself, airbags didn't go off, and I smashed right into my steering wheel putting a tooth through my lip and a bloody nose. I should have sued as I had all the paperwork to back up my side of the story, but I didn't bother with it. My point- I regretted not doing that because now my car seatbelt is right fucked and I can't properly click it in. Don't let this go unnoticed. Take them down. :)

  Xquisite1  |  28

You are absolutely right, air bags should work properly, this could've ended a lot worse for OP. This incident is actually lawsuit worthy and not a frivolous one whatsoever.

  lilpowers  |  3

not completely the car companies fault. thats like sueing a company because the tire went flat.

  folfg0  |  12

Besides, the car manufacture makes the air bags. Tire companies make tires because it's expected for wear and tear that they will pop, blow, lose the tread, etc. air bags don't, or shouldn't have wear and tear, nor should they deploy while your driving. Law suit.

  A7XCamaro  |  19

Just because the airbag went off randomly doesn't mean the manufacturer is at fault. For all we know OP's car could have been in multiple accidents since the car was made, in one of those accidents one of the airbag sensor wires would have been pinched and it just so happen to wear through enough to short while driving down the road.

  gracehi  |  31

I said a recall MIGHT be in order. And it's not an exaggeration if it's discovered that this is a flaw in the design of the whole model line rather than a a mere fault in OP's particular car.

  gracehi  |  31

47, You make a good point, and if that's the case then OP MIGHT have cause for suing the dealership that sold him the unsafe used car, but my guess is it would be a much harder case to win.

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