Limitations to SRS Air Bag

Limitations to SRS Air Bag

In severe collisions such as those described previously in SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria, the applicable SRS air bag equipment will deploy. However, in some accidents, the equipment may not deploy depending on the type of collision and its severity.


Limitations to front/near front collision detection:

The following illustrations are examples of front/near front collisions that may not be detected as severe enough to deploy the SRS air bag equipment.

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Impacts involving trees or poles Frontal offset impact to the vehicle



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Rear-ending or running under a truck's tail gate


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Limitations to side collision detection:

The following illustrations are examples of side collisions that may not be detected as severe enough to deploy the SRS air bag equipment.


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Side impacts involving trees or poles Side impacts with two-wheeled vehicles


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Roll-over (Without Driver and Front Passenger Occupant Classification System)



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(With Front Passenger Occupant Classification System) Limitations to roll-over detection:

The following illustration is an example of an accident that may not be detected as a roll- over accident. Therefore, the front seat belt pretensioners and curtain air bags may not deploy.


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Pitch end over end



SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria

(Page 36)

SRS Air Bag Deployment Criteria ‌This chart indicates the applicable SRS equipment that will deploy depending on the type of coll...

Front Passenger Occupant Classification System

(Page 38)

Front Passenger Occupant Classification Systemí ‌First, please read “Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Precautions” (page 2-40) carefull

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