Buick Encore: Airbag System / What Makes an Airbag Inflate?

Buick Encore 2020-2024 Owner's Manual / Seats and Restraints / Airbag System / 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. The inflator, the airbag, and related hardware are all part of the airbag module.

For airbag locations, see Where Are the Airbags?.

    When Should an Airbag Inflate?

    This vehicle is equipped with airbags. See Airbag System. Airbags are designed to inflate if the impact exceeds the specific airbag system's deployment threshold...

    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...

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    Buick Encore 2020-2024 Owner's Manual: Bluetooth (Overview for 8 Inch Screen)


    The Bluetooth-capable system can interact with many cell phones, allowing: Placement and receipt of calls in a hands-free mode. Sharing of the cell phone’s address book or contact list with the vehicle. To minimize driver distraction, before driving, and with the vehicle parked: Become familiar with the features of the cell phone...

    Buick Encore 2020-2024 Owner's Manual: Airbag System


    The vehicle has the following airbags: A frontal airbag for the driver A frontal airbag for the front outboard passenger A seat-mounted side impact airbag for the driver A seat-mounted side impact airbag for the front outboard passenger A roof-rail airbag for the driver and the passenger seated directly behind the driver A roof-rail airbag for the front outboard passenger and the passenger seated directly behind the front outboard passenger The vehicle may have the following airbags: A knee airbag for the driver A knee airbag for the front outboard passenger Seat-mounted side impact airbags for the second row outboard passengers All vehicle airbags have the word AIRBAG on the trim or on a label near the deployment opening...

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    Never leave a child, a helpless adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. They can be overcome by the extreme heat and suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke.

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