In the event of a frontal collision, the airbags help to protect the head, neck, face and chest of the driver as well as the knees and legs.
A sufficiently violent collision trips the sensors and the airbag/airbags is inflated. The airbag cushions the initial collision impact for the occupant. The airbag deflates when compressed by the collision. When this occurs, smoke escapes into the car. This is completely normal. The entire process, including inflation and deflation of the airbag, occurs within tenths of a second.
The seatbelts and airbags interact. If the belt is not used or is used incorrectly, this may diminish the protection provided by the airbag in the event of a collision.
To minimise the risk of injury if the airbag deploys, passengers must sit as upright as possible with their feet on the floor and backs against the backrest.
Steering wheel airbag location
This airbag is fitted into the centre of the steering wheel. The steering wheel is marked AIRBAG.
Knee airbag1 location
The airbag is folded up in the lower part of the instrument panel on the driver's side. Its cover panel is marked AIRBAG.