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Chevrolet Cruze Owners Manual: How Does an Airbag Restrain?

In moderate to severe frontal or near frontal collisions, even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. In moderate to severe side collisions, even belted occupants can contact the inside of the vehicle.

Airbags supplement the protection provided by safety belts by distributing the force of the impact more evenly over the occupant's body.

Rollover capable roof-rail airbags are designed to help contain the head and chest of occupants in the outboard seating positions in the first and second rows. The rollover capable roof-rail airbags are designed to help reduce the risk of full or partial ejection in rollover events, although no system can prevent all such ejections.

But airbags would not help in many types of collisions, primarily because the occupant's motion is not toward those airbags.

Airbags should never be regarded as anything more than a supplement to safety belts.

What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
In a deployment event, the sensing system sends an electrical signal triggering a release of gas from the inflator. Gas from the inflator fills the airbag causing the bag to break out of the cover ...

What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
After the frontal airbags and seat-mounted side impact airbags inflate, they quickly deflate, so quickly that some people may not even realize an airbag inflated. Roof-rail airbags may still be at ...

Other materials:

Power Door Locks Description and Operation
Door Lock System Components The power door lock system consists of the following components: Door lock switch - located in the center of the instrument panel Body control module (BCM) Driver door latch Passenger door latch Left rear door latch Right rear door latch Door Lock System ...

Removal Procedure
Support the radiator and condenser from above using the  condenser tabs on each side. Remove the lower steering intermediate shaft bolt (1). Raise the vehicle on a hoist. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the tire and wheel assemblies. Refer to Tire and Wheel Remov ...

Airbag Readiness Light
This light shows if there is an electrical problem with the airbag system. The system check includes the airbag sensor(s), passenger sensing system, the pretensioners, the airbag modules, the wiring, and the crash sensing and diagnostic module. The airbag readiness light comes on for several ...

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