Safety system of your vehicle
During a frontal collision, sensors will • Air bag deployment depends on a • To help provide protection, the air
detect the vehicle’s deceleration. If
the rate of deceleration is high
enough, the control unit will inflate
the front air bags.
number of factors including vehicle
speed, angles of impact and the
density and stiffness of the vehicles
or objects which your vehicle
impacts during a collision. The
determining factors are not limited
to those mentioned above.
bags must inflate rapidly.The speed
of air bag inflation is a consequence
of extremely short time in which to
inflate the air bag between the
occupant and the vehicle structures
before the occupant impacts those
structures. This speed of inflation
reduces the risk of serious or life-
threatening injuries and is thus a
necessary part of air bag design.
However, the rapid air bag inflation
can also cause injuries which can
include facial abrasions, bruises
and broken bones because the
inflation speed also causes the air
bags to expand with a great deal of
The front air bags help protect the
and front passenger by
responding to frontal impacts in
which seat belts alone cannot pro- • The front air bags will completely
vide adequate restraint. When need-
ed, the side air bags help provide
protection in the event of a side
impact or rollover.
inflate and deflate in an instant. It is
virtually impossible for you to see
the air bags inflate during an acci-
dent. It is much more likely that you
will simply see the deflated air bags
hanging out of their storage com-
partments after the collision.
Air bags are activated (able to
inflate if necessary) only when the
ignition switch is in the ON position.
In addition to inflating in certain
side collisions, vehicles equipped
Air bags inflate in the event of cer-
tain frontal or side collisions to help
protect the occupants from serious
with a rollover sensor, side and • There are even circumstances
curtain air bags will inflate if the
sensing system detects a rollover.
under which contact with the air
bag can cause fatal injuries, espe-
cially if the occupant is positioned
excessively close to the air bag.
There is no single speed at which
the air bags will inflate. Generally,
air bags are designed to inflate
based upon the severity of a colli-
sion and its direction. These two
factors determine whether the sen-
sors produce an electronic deploy-
When a rollover is detected, side
and curtain air bags will remain
inflated longer to help provide pro-
tection from ejection, especially
when used in conjunction with the
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