Buick Encore: Airbag System / How Does an Airbag Restrain?

Buick Encore 2020-2024 Owner's Manual / Seats and Restraints / Airbag System / 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 seat belts by distributing the force of the impact more evenly over the occupant's body.

Rollover capable roof-rail airbags are designed to help contain the head and chest of occupants in the outboard seating positions in the first and second rows. The rollover capable roof-rail airbags are designed to help reduce the risk of full or partial ejection in rollover events, although no system can prevent all such ejections.

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?.

Airbags should never be regarded as anything more than a supplement to seat 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 cover...

    What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?

    After the frontal, knee (if equipped), and seat-mounted side impact airbags inflate, they quickly deflate, so quickly that some people may not even realize the airbags inflated...

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    Buick Encore 2020-2024 Owner's Manual: Power Outlets


    Power Outlet 110/120-Volt Alternating Current If equipped, this power outlet is on the rear of the center console. It can be used to plug in electrical equipment that uses a maximum limit of 150 watts. An indicator light on the outlet turns on to show it is in use...

    Buick Encore 2020-2024 Owner's Manual: Shifting Into Park


    Hold the brake pedal down and set the parking brake. See Parking Brake. Move the shift lever into P (Park) by pressing the button on the shift lever and pushing the lever all the way toward the front of the vehicle. Turn the ignition off. Leaving the Vehicle with the Engine Running Warning It can be dangerous to leave the vehicle with the engine running...

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    Where Are the Airbags?

    Buick Encore. Where Are the Airbags?

    The driver frontal airbag is in the center of the steering wheel.

    The front outboard passenger frontal airbag is in the passenger side instrument panel.

    Buick Encore. Where Are the Airbags?

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