Most if not all modern cars at this point open the locks when the airbags deploy, we can see from the video airbags went off so door locks should have opened at the same time.
We also seem to be ignoring that some cars literally disconnect the battery upon firing of the airbags. So we are literally building in systems that cut off these modern features in the case of an accident. You can buy cars today that even if your battery remains intact and you can open the door yourself and go whoops I messed up.. you still can't reach back in and turn the hazards on because the car disconnected all power for you.
Bolted in not just plopped.
One ends sits under a lipt and the other side is held down with a little metal plate about 2x3 and a single bolt. Same basic way VW has done it for a few decades. The trays are now fiber reinforced plastic thing not metal, they have been using that since the mk4s? And its been in the same spot as the Aerton since the mk5s or about 05ish.
It is 100% bolted down in your car, if not contact the NHTSA and get the recall started. I tried to find it in the FMVSS but little hard to search that now that there is a bunch of EV stuff that mentions battery over and over again. But I am 99.9% sure that some sort of battery tie down is a requirement.
ETA... even then both those Touaregs had their batteries bolted down in a very similar fashion. Slightly different physical tie downs but same idea on the early ones, blanking the late ones but I think might use the same little thing as the arteon
Last edited by chris86vw; 10-09-2019 at 07:04 PM.
So a mk1 rabbit is an A1
A mk2 golf is an A2
A mk3 gti like he is talking about is an A3
But also yes there is a 3.2 VR6 Audi A3 that was sold in the US.
We also seem to be ignoring that some cars literally disconnect the battery upon firing of the airbags. QUOTE]
Are we ignoring this? This is not something common knowledge in my world.
The only VW logos on my old cars are on the fuel pump (which you can see) and cast into the case, but you have to crawl under the car to see those. Worse yet, on later cars there isn't one on the fuel pump at all. The horror! Those bastards totally cheaped out!
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
Last edited by ice4life; 10-10-2019 at 10:29 AM.