Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do side curtain air bags work?

asked by on

How do side curtain air bags work?

A: If your Accord has side curtain air bags, t...

If your Accord has side curtain air bags, they’re designed to deploy during a moderate or severe impact. They will inflate and deflate very quickly, curtaining off the entire side of the vehicle (window edge to window edge).

  • The air bag will inflate on the side where the impact occurs (passenger side air bag will inflate when the passenger side is impacted).

  • It’s possible for the side curtain air bags to deploy in a severe front end collision if the front air bags are also deployed.

  • Side curtain air bags are designed to work in conjunction with seat belts and a proper sitting position in the seat.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Where should I put the child restraints?

Child restraints should ideally be placed in the rear seats. If, for whatever reason, you have to place a child restraint in the front seat, it should never, under any circumstance, be a rear-facing child restraint.

Q: What does the supplemental airbag Warning Light mean?

The supplemental airbag Warning Light is located on the instrument panel. When this light illuminates, then your vehicle has detected an issue with one or more of the airbag systems, or the seat belt pretensioners. You should have your vehicle...

Q: Car gets too hot before the fans come on.

This is a common sign of a faulty coolant temperature relay. This is a relay that monitors the temperature of the coolant and relays this information back to the computer which then uses this information to make many different decisions...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.