How fast do you have to drive for your airbag to deploy?
you dont have to be moving at all, you just have to have the key on and get hit in the front with enough force to make the air bags deploy
If the sensor might allow the airbag to deploy while driving with no collision, that could be deadly. When my Dodge caravan had an air bag sensor problem, it wasn't in danger of deploying unnecessarily, but rather not deploying in a collision. However, the horn didn't work. If your airbag is not in danger of deploying unnecessarily, your car is safe to drive, just get the sensor repaired as soon as you can.
If the crash was severe enough for the airbag to deploy, your vehicle is probably not drivable. Have the police call the tow-truck that is next on the rotation list to tow your car to your favorite body shop. If you attempt to drive the vehicle after the crash you run the risk of doing more damage to the vehicle that the insurance company might not cover.
If your car is stationary how fast would another car need to be travelling when it hit your car for your cars side airbag to deploy?
The airbag light in your 1998 Malibu came on when you turned a corner Is there a danger the airbag will come open?
There is not much chance that your airbag would malfunction and just deploy, but if the airbag light is on there is a 100% chance that it will not operate properly in the event of an accident. You need to have the car inspected at a dealer or certified repair shop if the airbag light is on and remains on.