In a crazy accident, the roof of a Mahindra Scorpio-N was completely ripped open. However, the airbags did not open.
Mahindra Scorpio-N is one of the most popular cars in the Indian market. It comes with a 5-star Global NCAP safety rating. Safety features on the car include ABS with EBD, electronic stability control (ESC), a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), hill-assist control, and up to six airbags. However, in a recent accident, none of the airbags opened. The high-impact accident ripped open the SUV’s roof. The owner was quite shocked and complained to Anand Mahindra about his SUV’s airbags not opening in a major accident.
You May Also Like: Mahindra Scorpio-N Spied In Japan, Used for Benchmarking Purposes
All Occupants Safe
The above-mentioned incident occurred on 11th June. The Mahindra Scorpio-N (Z8 variant) owner was traveling with family. Unfortunately, while going through a forest area, the driver slept off and lost control of the vehicle. As a result, the SUV crashed into a tree. The accident had a huge impact on the car. The roof of the car was ripped open. However, none of the airbags opened in the accident. It is to be noted that the top-end Z8 Scorpio-N Z8 comes with six airbags.
Fortunately, the driver and the passengers in the car escaped with a few minor injuries. However, the owner mentioned in a tweet (6:38 AM · Jun 13, 2023, from Bhubaneshwar, India) that his younger daughter is critical. Mr. Bibekananda Dash (@bibek_india) took to Twitter to complain about airbags not opening. He also tagged Anand Mahindra in the post and shared pictures of the aftermath as well. “@anandmahindra🙏Met with a fatal road accident on 11th June while driving Scorpio N with my family my younger daughter is critical. Unfortunately none of the airbags open. Pl take care for further development,” Mr. Bibekananda Dash mentioned in a tweet.
You May Also Like: Mahindra XUV700 Interior Modification in Wine Red Colour
Met with a fatal road accident on 11th June while driving Scorpio N with my family my younger daughter is critical. Unfortunately none of the airbags open. Pl take care for further development. pic.twitter.com/yp3tUZGmpp
— BIBEKANANDA DASH (@bibek_india) June 13, 2023
Why Airbags Did Not Deploy?
The car airbags are designed to protect passengers in collisions. They are specifically designed to open in specific scenarios. Basically, an airbag only opens if its Electronic Control Unit (ECU) receives a signal from a sensor that detects sudden deceleration. When a signal is received, the triggering circuit is activated to inflate and airbags are deployed. However, for this process to complete, a specific threshold of deceleration should be detected by the airbag ECU. So, if the deceleration is not significant, the airbags are not deployed. The airbag deployment does not depend on the speed of the vehicle.
So, usually, car airbags might not employ in case of skidding accidents. Even if the car rolls over but the rollover sensor does not register it, the airbags will not open. Ideally, side impact sensors should be triggered during the rollover and the airbags should be deployed. In case car accidents happen in a way that none of the sensors are triggered, the airbags won’t open. The initial impact primarily affects the effectiveness of airbag deployment. It is to be noted that airbags contain explosive elements and pose an injury risk to the passengers, especially if they are not in the optimal position. If they are designed to open easily, they can cause more harm than good.
You May Also Like: Mahindra Scorpio N Breaks Wall and Crashes Into House – VIDEO
Mahindra Scorpio-N Safety Rating
The Mahindra Scorpio-N received a 5-star Global NCAP safety rating. In the safety tests, it scored 29.25 out of 34 for adult occupant protection. However, in terms of child occupant protection, the results were a little lower – 28.94 out of 48. As per Global N-CAP evaluation, the Mahindra Scorpio-N offers solid protection to the driver and passengers. However, it only offers marginal protection to their chests. Interestingly, the SUV displayed excellent performance in the side impact test. This test was conducted with a deformable barrier, under the new protocol. The Scorpio-N received 16 out of 17 points in this test. In the side pole impact test, the car received an acceptable rating. However, it was determined that the car offers weak protection to the chest region of the occupants.
You May Also Like: Mahindra XUV700 Launched in Australia, Rs 6 Lakh Cheaper