Auto Road Service | 15 Facts About Airbags, Part Two

Part two of a series about airbags and airbag safety

This is a continuation of a series on air bags and air bag safety, facts five through ten of fifteen.

15 Facts About Airbags, Part Two

  • Air bag sensors measure deceleration. Therefore, damage to a vehicle or vehicle speed is not a correct indicator of whether or not an air bag should deploy.
  • Sometimes an air bag can deploy because the car has struck an object protruding upwards from the road level.
  • Most airbags deploy in case of a fire that reaches above 300 – 400 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent the explosion of the inflator unit.
  • After an air bag deploys, it immediately starts to deflat, as the fabric the bag is made of has built-in ventilation that expels gas.
  • Dust in the form of cornstarch or talcum powder may be present when an air bag inflates. It’s normally a minor irritant, but it can trigger an asthma attack for asthma sufferers if they remain in the vehicle with no ventilation after the bag has deployed.

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