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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    Order of Play
    Compressed audio files are accessed in the following order: ► Playlists (Px). ► Files stored in the root directory. ► Files stored in folders in the root directory. Tracks are pl ...

    Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
    Adding accessories that change the vehicle's frame, bumper system, height, front end, or side sheet metal may keep the airbag system from working properly. The operation of the airbag system ca ...

    Maximum tire pressure
    WARNING   Never exceed the maximum tire inflation pressure. Follow recommended tire inflation pressures. Do not underinflate tires. Underinflated tires wear excessively and/or unevenly, ...