Dodge - Caravan knee buffer can cripple you
I was hit on the driver's side front fender and the knee buffer airbag deployed. I pinned both my lower lwgs back against the seat and I felt like my legs were on fire! I had to struggle to free my legs from the hot steel plate and mt lower legs began to bruise and swell immediately. Two weeks later I am still in pain daily and struggling to walk as my legs continue to swell daily from this massive crush injury. I also have a large deep tissue hematoma on the left aspect of each lower leg. These hematomas are visible externally due to the massive slowly draining blood blister that sits atop each one! I received more bodily injury from this "safety feature" than I did from the seat belt, driver's side airbag, and broken right hand. This knee buffer is deployed at 200 mph by a blast that creates enough heat to burn your legs! I actually thought my car was on fire due to the excruiating burning pain in my legs. These crippling airbags are in the 2005 and newer caravans. DO NOT BUY A DODGE MINVAN !