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Old Yesterday, 05:49 PM   #61
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Wow, seriously? Can you elaborate a little more? That's insane that the airbags can deploy from hard driving in a performance vehicle.

Glad you're okay, I'm sure that was quite the mid run surprise!
Thank you, I am too. Luckily the helmet took the majority of the impact.

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...eployment.html

https://jalopnik.com/5915824/watch-a...ding-autocross

https://www.motor1.com/news/250202/c...irbags-deploy/

https://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=291450

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=164403
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=253642
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=254445
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6429699

I'd say they have a problem dating back to the 5th gen. Unfortunately, in the 6th gen you can't just pull a fuse to disable the airbags when you head to the track. The videos showing the ZL1 1LE on the Nurburbring also show the dash lit up with the airbag light from them being turned off.

GM's response in these cases has been to deny the warranty altogether, stating that the system acted as it should have to prevent injury.

In my case, I slid on the course after some light rain made it wet, and as I was sliding with two feet in, the car hit a pothole in the lot. No damage to the outside of the car, the wheel is fine and the tire is still beaded to the rim. I was in first gear when this happened. The curtain airbags popped on that impact.

This problem has also affected Cadillac owners:

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/...spite-no-crash

https://www.ctsvowners.com/forum/92-...eployment.html

The theory is that GM uses the same algorithm for their airbag systems across all the models. According to one of the threads above, when people request the black box information, they're told to get a subpoena so this theory can't be verified outside of GM.

Due to these experiences lingering across the internet, I chose not to fight it out with GM and will just pay the bill. After that, I will be selling the car back to the dealer or anywhere else that will give me the most money so that I won't have to eat a ton of the negative equity too.
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I'm glad you're ok.

$7k is a big expense to eat, and then sell the car. They're not offering any type of compensation towards it?
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hoe-lee-****.

I'm glad you're ok.

$7k is a big expense to eat, and then sell the car. They're not offering any type of compensation towards it?
Thank you, me too. It was a bit surreal when I had to call my wife after that. She’s always been supportive of the whole car hobby and I’ve always tried to act in a manner to continue that.

No compensation but it’s not over with yet. Will update when I have something else to report.
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