Did the airbags deploy (normally they only deploy on front or side impacts)? If so then the bags that deployed need to be replaced as a minimum. Does it crank? Theres an explosive squib that severs the battery cable in the case of a front side or REAR accident that exceeds the SRS limits, It severs the big battery cable going to the starter and power to the ECM to kill the fuel pump and obviously you can't crank the engine to start it, this device needs to be replaced just to get power back to the truck, and you will probably have to replace the SRS ECU, it contains a non volatile memory chip (can't erase it) which contains the info about what bags deployed, speeds and other such crash info. It's not resetable.
Thanks for the replies guys.. me and my lady are pretty banged up. Neither my lady or me slept well at all last night and have neck,shoulder blade and lower back pain. Tried getting into two different hospitals today 2-3 hour wait at both ugh. Will be chewing pain killers I think for some time. Saving grace here is my 5 yo is still bouncing off the walls and seems to be ok.
Luckily he has insurance. He had a '14 Ford suv that got totaled. I'm real surprised at how well the L322 held up compared to his car. I bought this car to be a strong all weather family car, glad I made the choice.
No the airbags did not deploy thank god.
It won't crank all I get is dash lights and the red airbag light. Two dealers told me they cannot erase the air bag light because of liability and said it needs to be handled by the collision repair place I choose. This falls inline with what you're saying about the explosive squib. Thanks for the piece of mind.
An adjuster is coming out in the next few days. I'm thinking the damage is going to go over the 75% of my blue book value $8-10k. Luckily my insurance agency said in the event that I keep it and it's been totaled I can keep my same policy, they just have to document all the damage. That's a huge relief.. as I love this car and it has fairly low mileage still (93k).
I pulled the following codes today. Some may have been existing but it's hard to tell.
U0248 Lost communication with remote driver utility module
C1130 Air spring air supply
B1101 Comfort Relay
B1b01 Key transponder
U0155 Lost communication with instrument cluster
C1A62 Rear right wheel module
0x3004 Air quality sensor line- line interuption
P0562 System voltage low
u0073 Control Module Communication bus off
U0126 Lost communication with steering angle sensor
Hope you're OK from the wreck and that the person who rear-ended you has insurance (and that you can confirm that with their insurer). Did the Police attend and is there an accident report? If so, make sure you get a copy, especially if there's a chance the other driver may be cited. This is going to get expensive (for somebody).
Does the car crank but not start? Does it crank at all? More info needed.
The airbag [diagnostic] module also controls the signal to the fuel pump.
From the very limited info you've provided, IF you need a new airbag module don't be tempted to purchase a "good/used" item as it cannot be re-coded/re-written to your car's VIN. New, they are available in the $550-$900 range, depending on vendor. Make sure you include that expense in your repair estimate plus shop time to code.
FWIW, when the yellow airbag light illuminates, the system is telling you that there is a sensor or trigger that's not meeting the diagnostic circuit's correct volt or ohm parameters. These "yellow" issues can usually be traced and remedied and the yellow light, once the diagnostic circuit's happy with the responses it receives from the various components, will extinguish. A red light is a recorded event which cannot be erased (over-written) as far as I'm aware even with dealer equipment.
The airbag [diagnostic] module is unique to your vehicle's VIN once it's coded to your car. A dealer level diagnostic is required to code the new module, which is located directly under the gear shift.
Hope the person who hit you has decent insurance - they'll need it.
Thanks for the heads up. The police did come along with paramedics. The state trooper said she's gonna have to finish the report and it'd be available in 5 days or so.
If you guys have any leads on parts outside of what I mentioned I'd appreciate it.