Cadillac Escalade: What Makes an Airbag Inflate? - Airbag System - Seats and Restraints - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: 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 cover and deploy. The inflator, the airbag, and related hardware are all part of the airbag module. Frontal airbag modules are located inside the steering wheel and instrument panel. For vehicles with seat-mounted side impact airbags, there are airbags modules in the side of the front seatbacks closest to the door. For vehicles with roof-rail airbags, there are airbag modules in the ceiling of the vehicle, near the side windows that have occupant seating positions.

    When Should an Airbag Inflate?
    Frontal airbags are designed to inflate in moderate to severe frontal or near-frontal crashes to help reduce the potential for severe injuries mainly to the driver's or right front passenger' ...

    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 c ...

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    Using seat belts and child safety locks
    1. SEAT BELT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT: Press to release the catch. With the catch depressed move the mechanism slide up or down to the required height. Ensure that the locking mechanism has engaged. Wh ...

    System self-test
    The indicator lamp illuminates when you: • turn the SmartKey to position 1 or 2 in the ignition lock • Rpress the KEYLESS-GO Start/Stop button once or twice If an adult occupant is proper ...

    Power steering
    WARNING If the engine is not running or is turned off while driving, the power assist for the steering will not work. Steering will be harder to operate. The power assisted steering uses a ...