Seat Leon >> Description of curtain airbags

The airbag system is not a substitute for the seat belts.

Fig. 23 Location of left curtain airbag

Fig. 23 Location of left curtain airbag

The curtain airbags are located on both sides in the interior above the doors  fig. 23 and are identified with the text “AIRBAG”.

In conjunction with the seat belts, the curtain airbag system gives the occupants additional protection for the head and upper body in the event of a severe side collision  “Safety notes on the operation of the curtain airbag system”.

The airbag system is not a substitute for seat belts, but is an integral part of the vehicle's overall passive safety system. Please bear in mind that the airbag system can only work effectively when the occupants are wearing their seat belts correctly and have adjusted the head restraints properly. For this reason, it is most important to wear the seat belts at all times - not only because this is required by law in most countries, but also for your safety  “Introduction”.

The main parts of the curtain airbag system are:
• an electronic control and monitoring system (control unit),
• the curtain airbags (airbags with gas generator) for the driver, front passenger and passengers on the rear seats,
• a warning lamp insert. in the dash panel insert.

The functionality of the airbag system is monitored electronically.

The curtain airbag system will not be triggered
• if the ignition is switched off,
• during a frontal collision,
• during a rear-end collision,
• if the vehicle rolls,
• or during a minor frontal collision.

If a fault should occur in the airbag system, have the system checked immediately by a qualified workshop. Otherwise there is a danger that during a collision, the system may fail to trigger, or not trigger correctly.

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    Fully inflated airbags reduce the risk of head or chest injury in a side collision. Fig. 24 Deployed curtain airbags During some side collisions the curtain airbag is triggered on the impact s ...

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