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

Buick Encore 2020-2022 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 2020-2022 Owner's Manual: Brake Fluid


    The brake master cylinder reservoir is filled with GM approved DOT 4 brake fluid as indicated on the reservoir cap. See Engine Compartment Overview for the location of the reservoir. Checking Brake Fluid With the vehicle in P (Park) on a level surface, the brake fluid level should be between the minimum and maximum marks on the brake fluid reservoir...

    Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual: Bluetooth Audio


    Music may be played from a paired Bluetooth device. See Bluetooth (Overview for 7 Inch Screen) or Bluetooth (Pairing and Using a Phone for 7 Inch Screen) for help pairing a device. Volume and song selection may be controlled by using the infotainment controls or the mobile device...

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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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