Buick LaCrosse: How Does an Airbag Restrain? - Airbag System - Seats and Restraints - Buick LaCrosse Owners ManualBuick LaCrosse: How Does an Airbag Restrain?

In moderate to severe frontal or near frontal collisions, even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. In moderate to severe side collisions, even belted occupants can contact the inside of the vehicle.

Airbags supplement the protection provided by safety belts by distributing the force of the impact more evenly over the occupant's body.

But airbags would not help in many types of collisions, primarily because the occupant's motion is not toward those airbags. See When Should an Airbag Inflate? for more information.

Airbags should never be regarded as anything more than a supplement to safety belts.

    What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
    In a deployment event, the sensing system sends an electrical signal triggering a release of gas from the inflator. Gas from the inflator fills the airbag causing the bag to break out of the ...

    What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
    After the frontal airbags and seat-mounted side impact airbags inflate, they quickly deflate, so quickly that some people may not even realize an airbag inflated. Roof-rail airbags may still ...

    See also:

    Cruise Control
    With cruise control, you can set and automatically maintain any speed of more than about 32 km/h (20 mph). WARNING: Do not use the cruise control under the following conditions: Using the cruise ...

    Towing recommended by NISSAN
    A (CVT) B (M/T) NISSAN recommends that your vehicle be towed with the driving (front) wheels off the ground or place the vehicle on a flat bed truck as illustrated. A (CVT) B (M/T) ...

    Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) – 2.4L Engine
    SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature starting and vehicle fuel economy. Your engine oil filler cap also shows the recommen ...