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A Few Very Basic Questions

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A Few Very Basic Questions

Post by CuriousCitizen » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:05 am

For a couple of 2013 pickups - Ford F150 and Dodge RAM 1500 -

1. Where are the airbag/impact sensors located? Are there diagrams available online?
2. Assuming an EDR is triggered by a near-deployment event, if the vehicle were then driven twice, each trip about 200-300 feet, would the event data be lost?
3. At >60 mph, if one of these trucks just clipped a non-stationary object like a deer, displacing the headlight and denting the side, would it
- Definitely trigger an EDR recording?
- Definitely not trigger an EDR recording?
- Possibly trigger, possibly not trigger a recording?

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Re: A Few Very Basic Questions

Post by Rusty Haight » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:45 pm

Curious:
1. Locations for airbags and airbag system sensors as well as the ACM can be identified in a dealer/factory service manual.

2. There is no such thing as a "near-deployment." For an unlocked event, the distance a car is driven after an unlocked event might be recorded is irrelevant to whether or not it might be overwritten by a subsequent event.

3.
"- Definitely trigger an EDR recording?" No
"- Definitely not trigger an EDR recording?" No
"- Possibly trigger, possibly not trigger a recording?" Yes
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