Safety system of your vehicle
To help provide protection, the air You can take steps to reduce the risk
bags must inflate rapidly. The of being injured by an inflating air
speed of air bag inflation is a con- bag. The greatest risk is sitting too
sequence of extremely short time close to the air bag. An air bag needs
in which to inflate the air bag space to inflate. It is recommended
between the occupant and the that drivers sit as far as possible
vehicle structures before the occu- between the center of the steering
pant impacts those structures. This wheel and the chest while still main-
speed of inflation reduces the risk taining control of the vehicle.
Driver’s front air bag (1)
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
When the SRSCM detects a suffi-
ciently severe impact to the front of
the vehicle, it will automatically
deploy the front air bags.
There are even circumstances
under which contact with the air
bag can cause fatal injuries, espe-
cially if the occupant is positioned
excessively close to the air bag.
|Categories||Hyundai Manuals, Hyundai Elantra Manuals|
|Document Type||Owners Manual|
|Product Brand||Hyundai, Elantra|
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