Airbags

When the systems deploy

Updated 7/23/2018

In the event of a collision Volvo's different personal safety systems work together in order to minimise injury.

System

Triggered

Seatbelt tensioner front seat

In the event of a frontal collision, and/or side-impact collision, and/or rear-end collision and/or overturning

Seatbelt tensioner, rear seat

In a frontal collision and/or side-impact accident and/or overturning

Airbags

(Steering wheel and passenger airbag)

In a frontal collisionThe bodywork of the car could be greatly deformed in a collision without airbag deployment. A number of factors such as the rigidity and weight of the object hit, the speed of the car, the angle of the collision etc. affects how the different safety systems of the car are activated.

Side airbags (SIPS)

In a side-impact accidentThe bodywork of the car could be greatly deformed in a collision without airbag deployment. A number of factors such as the rigidity and weight of the object hit, the speed of the car, the angle of the collision etc. affects how the different safety systems of the car are activated.

Inflatable Curtain IC

In the event of a side-impact collision and/or certain frontal collisionsThe bodywork of the car could be greatly deformed in a collision without airbag deployment. A number of factors such as the rigidity and weight of the object hit, the speed of the car, the angle of the collision etc. affects how the different safety systems of the car are activated.

Whiplash protection WHIPS

In a rear-end collision

If the airbags have deployed, the following is recommended:

  • Recovering the car. Volvo recommends that you have it conveyed to an authorised Volvo workshop. Do not drive with deployed airbags.
  • Volvo recommends that you engage an authorised Volvo workshop to handle the replacement of components in the car's safety systems.
  • Always contact a doctor.

Note

The airbags and belt tensioner system are deployed only once during a collision.

Warning

The airbag system's control module is located in the centre console. If the centre console is drenched with water or other liquid, disconnect the battery cables. Do not attempt to start the car since the airbags may deploy. Recovering the car. Volvo recommends that you have it conveyed to an authorised Volvo workshop.

Warning

Never drive with deployed airbags. They can make steering difficult. Other safety systems may also be damaged. The smoke and dust created when the airbags are deployed can cause skin and eye irritation/injury after intensive exposure. In case of irritation, wash with cold water. The rapid deployment sequence and airbag fabric may cause friction and skin burns.


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