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If the carpet was being removed and the battery was not disconnected and he tapered with the control unit for the air bag, it can certainly cause the air bags to go off.
The air bag control unit sits under the center console. So if I don't know how high the water came up in the car, but he would need to show you proof of the water intrusion to the control unit. It sure sounds like the Flood issue is a good excuse for him making a mistake
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If the battery was connected and he bumped the module of course it will set off the air bags. We had a tech working on a flood car also one time. It was a Sentra. It was the summer time and it was hot out, so he decided to run the car and it's AC while doing the carpet and as soon as he touched the control unit, he set off both air bags. Just to give you a idea how sensitive it is if power is going to the control unit.
None of the modules inside the car are water proof. The Modules under the hood are water resistant.