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The vehicle is equipped with airbags and lap/shoulder belts at both front and rear seating positions. The airbags are a supplemental restraint at those seating positions.
The airbags in combination with the seat belts make up a safety system which offers the driver and the passenger the greatest protection from injuries in case of an accident.
Even though your vehicle is equipped with airbags, the seat belts must be worn at all times, because the front or side airbags deploy depending on the force and angle of impact. Below the deployment threshold of the airbag system, and during types of collisions which do not cause airbag deployment, the seat belts provide the primary protection to the occupants when correctly worn. Therefore, all occupants, including the driver, should always wear their seat belts whether or not an airbag is also provided at their seating position to minimize the risk of severe injury or death in the event of a crash.
In many states, state law requires the use of seat belts.
The front airbags are located under the steering wheel center pad on the driver’s side and in the dashboard on the passenger's side.
The side airbags on the front seats are installed in the side of the seat side bolsters. The side airbags on the rear seats are located in the wheel-housing trim panels.
The side curtain airbags are installed above the doors in the side roof rail. In case of a car rollover they help to inhibit an unintended passenger's ejection from the vehicle.
The knee airbags of the front seats are located in the knee area on the driver and the passenger side.
Seat Belts and Positioning
Airbags are most effective when occupants wear seat belts and maintain a proper seating position.
To provide optimal occupant protection, airbags must inflate very rapidly. If you are not wearing your seat belt or are too close to the airbag when it is deployed, inflating airbags can result in serious personal injury or death.
Safe Storage of Objects
Objects and load have to be stored securely to keep from causing injury.
Modification to Airbag System
A modified airbag system cannot offer protection. They may not trigger or could trigger in an uncontrolled way. An uncontrolled triggering of the airbag system can result in serious personal injury or death.