@just-a-scratch first as others said if properly restrained does nothing.
My suspicion is the airbag is designed to stop you if you're traveling forward at x speed. if doing 110mph you are going to be much farther forward than you would be expected to hit. so instead of cushioning, you wack forward, then get punched back by the airbag.
@pip-bip This was the first car that cemented ‘reliability’ to me. When I was a kid, they were everywhere. All the adults would balk at them as cheap crap, as they stood in driveways with the hoods up on their American cars while the lowly civic drove on by. Then in the early oughts I had a friend that had one, a 79 I think. It looked like a rolling hazard with plenty of rust an dents. He had been driving it since the early 90’s, and the odometer only read 5 digits. He claimed it had a million miles on it. The real eye popping bit was he only added oil, but never once changed the oil. That car would start right up, and ran flawlessly.
@hammerheadfistpunch I say I put this to the test and start wheeling my Pilot with 240k on the clock with half its life spent in northern CO. Just got to convince the wife to let me lift this thing up because it’s not going anywhere serious with this low height.
Just kidding, she’ll kill me if I break this thing.
@pip-bip That looks like my wife's first car. When she was in college, she bought one that was from about the same year, the same body style and even the same color. It was totaled in an accident and she replaced it with a Subaru GL.