I was in an accident at 35mph. Someone turned in front of me. The passenger side got more of the damage since I turned my wheel to avoid a direct head on hit. The hood was also damaged. The airbag did not deploy and I was thrown into the steering wheel (had my seat belt on). The police officer led me to believe that it should have. When is it supposed to? I have a friend with the same car who just had a similar accident going 65mph and her airbag did not deploy either. She was injured more than I was. Although she was wearing her seat belt, the impact caused her to hit the steering wheel. There was no airbag there to protect her.