Shared Technologies : Safety

SmartVent® Front Side Airbags (All)



What’s the Benefit?

Front side airbags are designed to enhance occupant protection in a side-impact collision.

 

The Feature:

Front side airbags are designed to inflate to help protect the driver and front passenger in the event of a moderate-to-severe side impact. 

  • Side-impact sensors on both sides of the car can detect a side collision and, if needed, the airbag on the side of the collision will be deployed.
    • The front side airbags are located in the outboard seat bolsters of the two front seatbacks and inflate forward from a specially designed seam in the seat. 
  • Seat covers should therefore not be used, as they may impede proper side-airbag function.
  • The SmartVent® design enhances performance by helping to minimize the possibility of airbag injury, especially to small-statured passengers.