I'll post any update if it comes to difficulty and name calling with the rental company (starts with a 'T' and ends with 'Y' by the way).
So far the only problem has been organising responsibility for the tow and delivery of a replacement (hopefully this morning).
1st phone call went along the lines of, Me: "sorry but the car is dead, do you want it towed and I can you deliver another please".
Them: "we do rental, you need to call roadside assist".
Roadside assist: "we do roadside and breakdown assistance, you need to call rentals".
and so on....
I just noticed the mark on the road left by the front wheel of the Mitsubishi as it was pushed backwards, I probably left my foot on the brake pedal, although I thought I took it off.
The airbag didn't go off as the car was stationary, that's how they are supposed to work, normally you need something like 15kph to 'arm' the bit that goes 'bang'.
The Subaru let off a lot of bags though!
Originally Posted by dave_au
Let us know if you have difficulties with the car rental company, Id just like to know what they are like with this sort of thing when you are not the driver at fault.
As for what you should do if you have time, as far as I know if you have heaps of time, stationary and no way to avoid the accident, pull the handbrake and keep your hands on the wheel in the normal position. I would be a little worried about airbag activation trying to brace my body elsewhere