Seat Leon >> Function of curtain airbags

Fully inflated airbags reduce the risk of head or chest injury in a side collision.

Fig. 24 Deployed curtain

Fig. 24 Deployed curtain airbags

During some side collisions the curtain airbag is triggered on the impact side of the vehicle  fig. 24.

In certain types of accident the front, side and curtain airbags may be triggered together.

When the system is triggered, the airbag is filled with propellant gas. In the process, the curtain bag covers the side windows and door pillars.

In order to provide the desired extra protection in an accident, the airbags have to deploy extremely rapidly (within fractions of a second). A fine dust may develop when the airbag deploys. This is normal and is no indication that there was a fire in the vehicle.

The fully deployed airbags cushion the movement of the front occupants and help to reduce the risk of injury to the upper body.

The special design of the airbag allows the controlled escape of the propellant gas when an occupant puts pressure on the bag. Thus, the head and chest are surrounded and protected by the airbag.

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