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then quickly deflate while helping to restrain the
driver and passenger. The airbag gas is vented
through the airbag material towards the instrument
panel. In this way the airbags do not interfere with
your control of the vehicle.
The knee impact bolster helps protect the knees and
working with the seat belts, position you for the best
interaction with the airbags.
If a Deployment Occurs
Deployed airbags can’t protect you in another colli-
sion. Have the airbags replaced by an authorized
dealer as soon as possible.
The airbag system is designed to deploy when the impact
sensors detect a moderate-to-severe frontal collision, to
help restrain the driver and passenger, and then to
A frontal collision that is not severe enough to
need airbag protection will not activate the system. This
does not mean something is wrong with the airbag
system. The system may also inflate only one airbag in a
reduced severity frontal collision if the seat belt on that
side of the vehicles is not fastened. This also does not
mean something is wrong with your airbag system.
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