Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What sort of advanced feature do the front air bags have?

asked by on

What sort of advanced feature do the front air bags have?

Your car has advanced air bags that do more than just inflate during any impact. There’s actually a lot of technology built into this system designed to help keep you and your passengers safer during collisions.

  1. Seat Position Sensors: One of the most important features is the seat position sensor. If your seat (or the passenger front seat) is moved too far forward, the air bag will only partially inflate. This is to prevent serious injury.

  2. Weight Sensor: The passenger front seat has a weight sensor designed to detect if there’s an adult passenger in the seat. If there is no passenger, the air bag on that side will not deploy.

Tip

If the position sensor for the driver seat has malfunctioned, the air bag will inflate completely no matter where the seat is positioned.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. What sort of advanced feature do the front air bags have?

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: Honda won't start.

Hi There, If the battery light was on, this may indicate you may have a faulty alternator or a weak battery as a result of the alternator not properly charging the battery. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic...

Q: How do I use the key to unlock the doors?

Unlocking your vehicle with a mechanical key is simple. All you have to do in insert the key into one of the key locks (located on both front door handles), and turn clockwise until you hear the doors unlock. If...

Q: Going through too many batteries

If you have replaced your battery four times since 2012 then you are having an issue with your charging system that should be diagnosed. There are a few Technical Service Bulletins(TSB) that could address your issue. The first two are...

Related articles

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 to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...