Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 03:28:56 GMT
From: "Brian Howerton" <>
Subject: Re: Airbags tested on 9000 (me too)

I had the airbag go off as well as the pyro seatbelt tensioners in my '93 9000 CSE when I hit a deer two years ago. The seatbelts worked great. I didn't get anywhere near the bag. I was even able to drive the car another 90min home. Total cost, however, just to put the airbag/seatbelt system back right according to the SAAB service manual: $6300US for parts and labor. My insurance company nearly totaled the car. If I ever have it go off again, they will total it. The service report looks like a novel with every related component including the steering column and wheel being replaced. Guaranteed to work though so I guess the lawyers are happy. Regards, Brian '93 9000 CSE 118K "Joachim Baptist" <> wrote in message news:3bfe9fa5$0$186$ > I crashed my car ;-( into a wall yesterday. It wasn't at high speed and no > one was hurt. I can now say that airbags do work. Damage i have is the > following. Broken front glass (probably due to a glitch that was there > allready). > One lamp broken. > both side signals got broken at there fixing points. > front bumper of course and the grill. > Also the 2 airbags exploded. > It's a 9000 cde from 94. I went to the garage and they say that it will set > me back something around 10.000 $ The high cost is because of the exploded > air bags. > Problem is that i was going to sell the car because of a big journey next > year. Only thing i can do is try to sell it to the highest bidder and maybe > get back some 2.000 $ max. Even if i get it fixed i will never get the money > back out of it. > > Anyone an idea to what would be the best option? Can you get it fixed and > leave the airbags out? I have been told that some do it but it is illegal > over here in Belgium. > > Anything would be greatly appreciated. > > Thanks, > Jo. > >

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