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

Buick Encore 2020-2022 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 2020-2022 Owner's Manual: Battery Load Management


    The vehicle has Electric Power Management (EPM) that estimates the battery's temperature and state of charge. It then adjusts the voltage for best performance and extended life of the battery. When the battery's state of charge is low, the voltage is raised slightly to quickly bring the charge back up...

    Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual: Navigation


    Navigation requires a specific OnStar or connected service plan. Press to receive Turn-by-Turn directions or have them sent to the vehicle’s navigation screen, if equipped. Turn-by-Turn Navigation Press to connect to an Advisor. Request directions to be downloaded to the vehicle...

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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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