Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Window curtain air bags - Side impact air bags - Occupant safety - Safety - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Window curtain air bags

The window curtain air bags enhance the level of protection for the head, but not chest or arms, of the vehicle occupants on the side of the vehicle on which the impact occurs.

The window curtain air bags are integrated into the side of the roof frame and deploy in the area extending from the front door (Apillar) to the rear side window (D-pillar).

Window curtain air bags 1 are deployed:

Window curtain air bags 1 are deployed:

on the side on which an impact occurs
at the start of an accident with a high rate of lateral vehicle deceleration or acceleration, e.g. in a side impact
regardless of whether the front-passenger seat is occupied
independently of seat belt use
if the vehicle overturns and the system determines that window curtain air bag deployment can offer additional protection to that provided by the seat belt
independently of the front air bags

Window curtain air bags 1 will not deploy in impacts with deceleration rates which do not exceed the system's preset deployment thresholds for vehicle deceleration or acceleration. You will then be protected by the fastened seat belt.

    Side impact air bags
    WARNING   The pressure sensors for side impact air bag control are located in the doors. Do not modify any components of the doors or door trim panels including, for example, the addit ...

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