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THE AIR BAG
There are several components that make your vehicles air bag, including:
1. AIR BAG – A strong and neatly folded nylon or blended material lightly covered in talcum powder and is designed to provide immediate protection to an occupant’s face, head and torso in the event of an airbag deployable event. The talcum powder is what you see floating around after the deployment.
2. INITIATOR – The average front air bags utilize an initiator device such as a squib which is a miniature explosive device, to ignite the propellant that produces the nitrogen or other inert gas that fills the nylon air bag.
3. ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT – The ECU or Crash Event Data Recovery terms (Airbag Control Module) is the brains of the airbag system.
4. INFLATOR – also known as a squib which is a miniature explosive that can explode and cause shrapnel to be sent flying inside the vehicle and striking the drivers eyes, nose, lips, teeth, tongue, checks, chin, neck, ears, upper and lower torso – resulting in an immediate.
5. SENSORS – Air bag system sensors are designed to measure variances in preset factors. Late model vehicles are designed to detect rapid deceleration of the vehicle through the use of a micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) accelerometer. If the threshold is met, the air bag will deploy based on the algorithm enable.
SEAT BELT PRETENTIONERS
The seatbelt pretentioner is an active restraint designed to automatically tighten or take up slack in a seat belt when a crash has been detected or when acceleration or deceleration may cause unsafe movement of the seated occupant.
ROLL OVER PROTECTION SYSTEM
The roll over protection system in most modern cars are deployable instead of being stationary and fixed, like a permanent roll cage in a racecar. Once the inclinometer sensor detects how fast the vehicle’s tilt is changing it signals this information to the gravitational acceleration sensor (G-sensor) which in turn detects the vehicles weightlessness, such as that experience in a free fall. If certain thresholds are met, the roll over protection located in or near the rear head rests of the rear passenger compartments are deployed.
SALVAGE TITLE VEHICLES – WARNING
Caution / Warning / Aviso – Vehicles purchased as salvage title flooded vehicles are subject to premature failure of the vehicles air bag control module, electrical system, and safety systems. **** Once the subjected to rain water or flooding, the ECU can trigger the pyrotechnic device and cause the air bags to activate ******* The Majority of lawsuits in these cases do not have favorable outcomes if you knowingly purchased a salvaged title vehicle or one that is suspected of being in a flood.