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Old 10-17-2019, 11:25 PM   #5
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Default Re: EDR (black box) and airbag info, '96 sl2

Your insurance company would know. If you drive a '96 Saturn and was involved in a head on crash with airbag deployment, your insurance company might try to retrieve any data recorded depending on airbag year and make, if data was recorded. This can interpreted in one of two ways; data used against you or in your defense of you to explain the reason for airbag deployment especially if people are injured or another vehicle was involved. Or if you were trying to move a tree.......Police might have access too for official police reporting purposes insurance companies use to determine the reason for a crash if evidence isn't clearly seen at an accident site. It's quite possible early airbags didn't record anything and as they evolved, sensor data and programming allowed recording only when the airbag deployed. Fast forward to the latest edr and they may be copy catting black boxes aboard commercial airlines. Each generation of airbags evolves to incorporate more features while improving on the amount of data recorded. A service manual may be one way to know.

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