I know there has been a significant amount of grumbling to outrage on this board about failed airbag seat switches, but was just wondering.. Has anyone bothered to contact or write the NTSB about the issue? Given all the high profile aspects of the ignition switch debacle affecting air bag performance, it seems like the time couldn't be better to add this issue to the pile-on. GM may be seemingly more likely to react when the NTSB brings it to their attention, than just a customer complaining on an Internet discussion board.
I was under the assumption that the ignition failed, she lost control of the vehicle and then plowed into a tree..On Nov. 15, 2004, Ms. Anderson was driving her 2004 Saturn Ion down a Texas road when she lost control and hit a tree. (Did she lose control because the ignition switched off her car?) She and Mr. Erickson weren’t wearing seat belts at the time. A subsequent police investigation found Ms. Anderson had a trace amount of Xanax in her system. She was later indicted by a grand jury but she agreed to a lesser charge of criminally negligent homicide. Ms. Anderson was fined and sentenced to five years’ probation.
"...Xanax was NOT a contributing factor..."I was under the assumption that the ignition failed, she lost control of the vehicle and then plowed into a tree..
I DO however blame them both for not wearing the primary safety feature...SEAT BELTS!!!
I have been wearing seat belts way before it was mandated mandatory by law..
IMHO the "trace amounts" of Xanax was NOT a contributing factor, that drug was already worn off IMO..
AGREED!! Duckie!!"...Xanax was NOT a contributing factor..."
Thanks for pointing that out MB about the Xanax. While not something I take, there is way too much DWI blamed on much needed Rx's.
The bags should have popped and if the parameters were not met for deployment, then either there is a sensor defect or our cars should have been designed for better deployment.
Recall the cars to fix the deployment issue!