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I was the proud owner of a 2015 Camry Hybrid for a total of 23 hours. I had the misfortune to have a dog run in front of the car and I hit it. Damage to the vehicle from the dog was loose grill and scratched bumper skin. Cost to repair body damage was about $1200.00. However all 10 air bags deployed killing engine and leaving us sitting in the middle of a state highway. Car could not be moved, could not see out of the car (all windows were covered with air bags), and could not get the doors open. Thank god two bystanders saw it happen, directed traffic around us and opened door from outside. Still could not get out of car until one of them punctured the air bag on my side and cut it out with a knife. After getting my wife out of the other side we were able to push the car to the side of the road.
Car was towed to the dealer where they could not start it either.
The air bag replacement cost was over $20,000 and the car was totaled by the insurance company. Damage to the car was minor. Only visible damage was bent front license plate. Toyota who sent air bag engineers out to examine the vehicle, claim this is normal damage for a small front end only impact and offered no help or warranted assistance.
Has anyone else has this kind of experience? Any comments would be appreciated.
Mesquite, NV, US