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Q: How do side curtain air bags work?

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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.

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