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Chevrolet Equinox Owners Manual: 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 locations, see Where Are the Airbags?.

When Should an Airbag Inflate?
This vehicle is equipped with airbags. See Airbag System. Airbags are designed to inflate if the impact exceeds the specific airbag system's deployment threshold. Deployment thresholds ar ...

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 occupant ...

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SIR Inflator Module Handling and Storage Warning Storage and Pockets
Warning:When carrying an undeployed inflator module:Do not carry the inflator module by the wires orconnector.Make sure the air bag opening points away from you.When storing an undeployed inflator module:Make sure the air bag opening points away from the surface onwhich the inflator module rests.Pro ...

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