My car was wrecked and totaled and when i had my car accident my airbags didnt go off at all.
In California, the typical statute of limitations for such an accident is 2 years from the date of the collision. While there may be arguments to extend this deadline (such as establishing that you were not aware of the negligence or other fault of the manufacturer at the time of the collision), the best practice is to file cases promptly.
This answer can change as well based upon who was involved in the collision. Children, for instance, would have a different statute of limitations than an adult.See question