Airbag Locations

MyAirBags | Airbag Locations

Where are airbags located in my car/truck?

1 – Knee Airbags

Knee airbags are located in the lower area of the instrument panel in front of both driver and passenger seats.

2 – Driver and Front Passenger Airbags

Frontal airbags are mounted in the steering wheel for the driver and in the front instrument panel for the front passenger.

3 – Roof Rail Airbags

Roof rail airbags are located behind the trim covering the roof rails on each side of the vehicle

4 – Front-Row Side Impact Airbags

Door mounted airbags are located in the front doors on both sides of the vehicle

5 -Second-Row Side Airbags

Seat mounted airbags are located in the outboard side of the seats for the driver, front passenger and rear passenger in some vehicles. There may also be a Front Center Airbag mounted on the inboard side of the driver seat on some vehicles

Seat Belt Pretensioners

Pretensioners are part of the safety belt system for the driver and front passenger of many vehicles. Some vehicles may have more than one pretensioner at a given seat position.

  • Retractor pretensioner may be in the B-pillar or in the seat.
  • Buckle pretensioners are attached to the inboard side of the front seat.
  • Anchor pretensioners are usually attached to the outboard side of the front seat, or they may be attached to the floor, next to the outboard side of the front seat.

In crashes of sufficient severity, these systems initiate the tightening of the seat belt in split second.

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