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Q: How do the side airbag system work?

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How do the side airbag system work?

A: The side airbag system protects passengers ...

The side airbag system protects passengers in a direction that the front airbags and the seat belts cannot. The side airbags are part of the supplemental restraint system. To properly understand the Side Airbag system.

  1. The side airbag system is located within the door panels.

  2. The sensors will sense that the airbags need to deploy when the vehicle experiences a crash.

  3. The airbags will protect the passengers from the side where the seat belts and other airbags cannot.

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