Russian Potholes Will Set Off Your Airbag

Because of Chernobyl, the Russian mosquitos are so big they can drain your blood in a second. You don't even want to know how many heads the dogs have. And the potholes, oh man the potholes, they're so big they will set off your airbag.
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This video shows how a Hyundai Matrix sets off at least two of its airbags for no apparent reason. If you look closely enough, it looks like the car hits a manhole cover which is sticking out too much, maybe with its front left suspension arm, one of the low points of its 'underbelly'.

The impact is so hard that the rear tires jump off the ground. Sudden deceleration? Yes, but there really wasn't need for the airbag, especially not the front side airbag, which is there only for side impacts.

Does Hyundai have to do a mandatory recall of the Matrix now? Of course not, this is Russia and everything is your fault there.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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