loveveedubs 5pts My '09 Tig is my 4th VW, and I adore them. Unfortunately, my new Tig was broadsided by a man running a stop sign and sustained extensive damage (may end up being totaled) and I sustained head, neck and shoulder injuries. Oddly, my side curtain airbags did NOT deploy. The paramedics, tow truck driver, and my insurance company all commented on this, as we were all surprised given the force of the side-impact and the resulting damage to both the vehicle and to me, that the side-curtain airbags did not deploy. I have reported this to VW and thought other VW drivers should know about it as well.