Flooded Car with Air Bags ALERT

Flooded Car with Air Bags ALERT

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:00 am

Fellow coal burners,

I was sent a copy of this memo from the Collingswood, NJ Fire Department regarding issues with flooded out vehicles. Very Important information !!!!

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Air Bag Alert letter
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IF your vehicle is caught in flood waters and you are still inside it, be aware that the airbags COULD go off due to the airbag controller being shorted out. The A/B controllers used to be located on the transmission hump under the dash. Some manufacturers are now placing them under the driver's seat which is a much lower location.

Be careful out there.

Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Flooded Car with Air Bags ALERT

PostBy: Sting On: Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:11 pm

Remember when we learned not to stand in front or behind burning cars because the 5 MPH bumpers shocks would "blow" and bumpers would fly off the cars?

:D I love a good car fire


My gap insurance came to good use several years ago when Smoken Hot drove my 3 month old RX8 down a flooded street. When the cold air intake located under the front bumper had sucked in enough sewage to crack the motor in half, the car stopped in the middle of the new stinky lake. And when the door was opened to bitch at the guys pumping the sewer - the thresholds were breached like a the levies of New Orleans. Ultimately the car met its demise not due to engine damage but all the body control ECM's - as you point out - under the seats.
Sting
 
Other Heating: OBSO Lennox Pulse "Air Scorcher" burning NG

Re: Flooded Car with Air Bags ALERT

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:32 pm

Sting wrote:Remember when we learned not to stand in front or behind burning cars because the 5 MPH bumpers shocks would "blow" and bumpers would fly off the cars?


Mythbusters did a show on that, it can happen.

Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite