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Touring SLS failure

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Hi everyone,

One of my air bags has just popped and the car is sitting on its arse. I can hear it hissing as its trying to pump it up.

What I need to know is, can I drive it like this or will it damage things. Presumably its sitting on the bump stops which are meant for occasional use. Would it sit at 50 on the motorway OK. Got to get back to London this evening. 70mile drive.

Thoughts/ experience appreciated please.

 

I'll probably delete the SLS after this.

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I personally wouldn't drive it like that; for me, that's what breakdown services are for

 

Plus I reckon any switched on motorway police officer would pull you over!

 

Hopefully someone with a touring will answer this as soon as

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Today's solution for my failed airbag:

Drive to Euro car parts Maidstone from Ashford. Grab em £326 trade. 

Fit on driveway.

Lovely.

Wish me luck.

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You make a good point. I did think about leaving the other one. But I thought while I'm here I may as well do the other one. If the one that burst had reached its lifespan, there's a good chance the other one is close too, plus I had all the interior trim out and the tools out etc. I've got piece of mind now the other one won't got in another few months.

 

Not sure what the design life on these is So this one had done 116k miles and lasted 14 years.

I put the same pictures below on FB on E39 club.

 

 

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Fair comment. If my other one had gone a month later I’d have kicked myself.

but it didn’t - it’s now 201k miles and 16 years. 

And it’s also schiefer grune. They obvs last well.

 

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I Don't even know what mine are. ECP did t o ow either. Although I had no choice anyway. I was lucky they had them in stock as it was. 

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