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Old 03-02-2009, 05:27 PM   #1
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Airbag armed or not

I will be traveling with two cats this time. Since my last accident I have been thinking. Would a pet traveling in passenger seat be better off with or without the airbag armed?

I have never had one go off but I still wonder.
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:14 PM   #2
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Hi Michelle,

I would think off would be best. After all, you are supposed to turn them off for small children that are still bigger than a cat.

Unless you have something like a tiger.
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Off or in the back seat.

Many of the newer vehicles detect weight over 15lbs. If your vehicle has these gen airbags that sense passenger weight to activate or deactivate, odds are the bags are already off since they most likely weigh less than the min. If not, I'd be back seat bound.
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Without for sure Michelle, I would hate to see the result if it went off when kitty was loose and in range. In a crate, secured with the belts might be the best option. I had a fender bender with our OES in the back of the old Blazer, poor dog would never get in the truck again on his own, not easy getting a 90 pounder in when he don't wann'a.

Cat's and dogs in there crates whenever moving.

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Off or in the back seat.

Many of the newer vehicles detect weight over 15lbs. If your vehicle has these gen airbags that sense passenger weight to activate or deactivate, odds are the bags are already off since they most likely weigh less than the min. If not, I'd be back seat bound.
My truck has a key switch to dis-arm the passenger airbag. It is not possible to get a baby seat in the back of my extended cab. I suspect this is its intended purpose. My animals spend most of the time in the back seat asleep.
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When I travel with Sophie, I make sure the passenger airbag is turned off. If an animal is in the wrong position and the airbag deploys, it could very well break its neck. Tucked into a travel crate, and the crate seatbelted in, would be best for a kitty. If you're really concerned about injuries from impact with the metal door in the crate, maybe a small pillow would be a good idea.
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