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For the airbags to operate correctly, the roof lining and door pillar trims must be in good condition, correctly fitted, and free from obstruction. Any damage, wear, or incorrect fitment should be referred to a retailer/authorised repairer, as soon as possible, for examination and repair. An airbag system not operating correctly could result in serious injury or death in the event of a severe accident.


Airbags inflate at high speeds and can cause facial abrasions and other injuries. To minimise the risk of injury, make sure all vehicle occupants, including the driver, wear correctly positioned seat belts. All vehicle occupants, including the driver, must sit correctly in the seats, and position the seats as far back as practical.


Airbag inflation takes place instantaneously and cannot protect against the effects of secondary impacts. Under these circumstances, the only protection is provided by a correctly worn seat belt. Failure to wear a seat belt greatly increases the risk of death or serious injury in the event of an accident.


High speed impacts may cause serious injury or death, irrespective of safety features fitted to a vehicle.


The airbag Supplementary Restraint System (SRS) cannot provide protection in some types of impact. Under these circumstances, the only protection is provided by a correctly worn seat belt.

Airbags provide additional protection in certain types of collision only. Airbags do not replace the need to wear a seat belt. All occupants, in all seating positions, should always wear a seat belt, whether or not an airbag is present in that seating position.

Airbag deployment is dependent on the rate at which the passenger compartment changes velocity following a collision. Circumstances affecting different collisions, e.g., vehicle speed, angle of impact, type and size of object hit, vary considerably and affect the rate of deceleration accordingly.

The airbags and SRS are not designed to operate as a result of:

  • Rear impacts.

  • Minor front impacts.

  • Minor side impacts.

  • Heavy braking.

  • Driving over bumps and pot holes.

Therefore, it follows that considerable superficial damage to the vehicle can occur without causing the airbags to deploy.