A friend hit the side mirror to a pole and airbags on both driver and passenger side deployed. Any ides why?

Toyota 4Runner 2017

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  • "A friend hit the side mirror to a pole, Any ideas why?" Because A friend hit the side mirror to a pole!
    – Alaska Man
    Dec 20 '20 at 1:49

There is a side collision senor in the mirror. May also be close by in the door.

Now, buy new airbags and be very careful fitting them.

Good luck getting “friend” to pay...

  • I thought the sensors were only in the door! Mirror sensor created unnecessary action haha. Thanks!
    – Ned
    Dec 20 '20 at 2:02
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    In an accident the wing mirrors are going to be the first thing to be hit, giving the most time for the air bag to deploy before impact.
    – GdD
    Dec 22 '20 at 9:54

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