Date registered: Feb 2006
Vehicle: 2001-W210-CAPRI METALIC BLUE-/ 2002-W210 E300D
Location: Los Angeles, Ca, Aberdeen Scotland, Lawrence Ks.
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I saw this one time....
It is very rare for air bag to deploy for no reason.
The only time I saw this was in a 2005 S class that had run over lane devider curb(14inches).
However, all air bags deployed. The sensor ( as has been said ) is on the floor and for some reason underbody strikes will set it off. I will have to come down on MB's side on this one. It sounds like you hit a road hazzard that set them off.
In most cases, MB will do the repair for what ever the insurance company decides to pay. This is a costly fix ( several thousand dollars US) that only MB should do as programming is required.
Count yourself lucky that they (MB or insurance) did not decide to total the car.
Also, the MB air bags and belts are deployed only if occupant inury is possible, and only to the level that prevents that injury. Bags and Belts are only the third and fouth level of protection, and will not be used unless required. It aint a ford folks.
I think MB will take care of you on this one this one after you report it.
Do keep us informed, OK?
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