GMC Terrain: What Makes an Airbag Inflate? - Airbag System - Seats and Restraints - GMC Terrain Owner's ManualGMC Terrain: What Makes an Airbag Inflate?

In a deployment event, the sensing system sends an electrical signal triggering a release of gas from the inflator. Gas from the inflator fills the airbag causing the bag to break out of the cover. The inflator, the airbag, and related hardware are all part of the airbag module.

    When Should an Airbag Inflate?
    Frontal airbags are designed to inflate in moderate to severe frontal or near-frontal crashes to help reduce the potential for severe injuries mainly to the driver's or right front passenger&# ...

    How Does an Airbag Restrain?
    In moderate to severe frontal or near frontal collisions, even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. In moderate to severe side collisions, even belted occupants ...

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    Compass calibration
    1. For optimum calibration, switch off all nonessential electrical accessories (rear window defogger, heater/air conditioning system, spotlight, etc.) and ensure all doors are shut. 2. Drive ...

    Maximum defrost
    Press to remove frost or heavy misting from the front screen. The system will adjust the front blower output for maximum clearing. In addition the rear screen and optional front screen heaters wil ...

    Door Latches
    Check for positive closing, latching, and locking. ...