Side Airbags refer to small airbags that deploy during an impact to protect the passenger's ribcage.
- Airbags are also called supplemental inflatable restraints. They are ballon-type devices that inflate automatically to protect the driver if a front-end crash occurs.
- The airbag prevents the occupant from being thrown forward and injured by striking the steering wheel or windshield. The seat belt and airbag together provide maximum protection against injury in a collision
- When the ignition key is turned on, the readiness indicator light should come on four about six seconds. Any other operation of the light indicates a malfunction. The system is powered directly from the battery. This allows the airbag to inflate with the ignition key in any position including off and lock