My good friend in New Orleans was involved in a relatively-minor fender-bender (a woman turned left in front of him - her fault) with his low-mileage 2016 i-MiEV that resulted in driver's airbag deployment. He drove it a bit after the crash - it tracked straight and he thinks everything but the seatbelt (and airbag) worked properly. He sent me photos after the crash and the damage really seemed minor to me.
The repair estimate was steep but not enough to total the car, so the insurance company was going to repair it; however, it then turned out that some Mitsu procedure required that the dashboard be replaced after airbag deployment and there were none to be found so the insurance company totaled the thing.
Unfortunately, my friend and I mis-communicated (I was out of touch for a while during my Tesla trip) and he signed the paperwork before he/I had a chance to get a buyback possibility. My friend was not interested in working on it.
This pack must be almost perfect since I had admonished my friend about proper pack care and feeding.
What had happened after the body shop got the car is that they dismantled/removed the front bumper cover and for some reason had pulled off the left headlight and left it dangling. The last my friend saw of it someone had taken off the right rear door striker plate so that door was taped shut.
Anyway, the car is at an auction house. I hope someone here can pick up this rare 2016 i-MiEV -