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. The inflator, the airbag, and related hardware are all part of the airbag module.

For airbag location, see Where Are the Airbags? .

    See also:

    If the Off Indicator Is Lit for an Adult-Size Occupant
    If a person of adult-size is sitting in the front outboard passenger seat, but the off indicator is lit, it could be because that person is not sitting properly in the seat. Use the follow ...

    Hood
    To open the hood: 1. Pull up on the hood release handle with this symbol on it. It is located inside the vehicle to the left of the steering column. 2. Go to the front of the vehicle and move t ...

    Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
    Some local governments may have programs to inspect the on-vehicle emission control equipment. For the inspection, the emission system test equipment is connected to the vehicle’s Data Link Conn ...