When an accident occurs, airbags inflate faster than you can blink your eye
It is obvious that "airbag" is a familiar term to all drivers. However, we believe that there are many useful knowledge about airbags that road users are still unware of. Therefore, our article will help deepen your understanding of airbags safety.
Many people claim that airbags will automatically deploy after a vehicle collision has been detected. That’s actually not the case.
>>> Click here to read about Subaru recall announcement of over 33,000 vehicles due to airbag problem
If your airbags don’t inflate in a serious collision, perhaps there are not enough conditions for airbags deployment. For example, if you’re driving slower than 12 - 18 mph, the airbags will not inflate.
This depends on the vehicles of each car manufacturer. Most Japanese carmakers, including Toyota, make airbags and seat belts independent of each other. Therefore, your airbags will be active even when seat belts aren’t fastened.
Most Japanese carmakers, including Toyota, make airbags and seat belts independent of each other
Some German brands such as Volkswagen and BMW also use the same design. Even, for BMW, if passengers haven’t fastened the seat belts, the airbags will be more sensitive and deploy sooner than expected.
>>> Click here to get more information of which models to be recalled by BMW PH because of airbag issues.
On the other hand, if you possess a Mercedes, you are forced to wear seat belts in order that the airbags system can work in case of vehicle collisions. For these kinds of vehicle, you must take notice of the airbag indicator on the dashboard. When the indicator is off, it means you have forgotten your seat belts.
When the indicator is off, it means you have forgotten your seat belts
>>> Have you known the meaning of all car warning signs on dashboard? Click here to find out the 6 most important signs.