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: Vehicle Personalization (7 Inch Screen)


    The following are all possible vehicle personalization features. Depending on the vehicle, some may not be available. To see if your vehicle has the 7 inch screen, see Overview (7 Inch Screen). For System and Apps features and functions, see Settings (7 Inch Screen)...

    Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual: Distracted Driving


    Distraction comes in many forms and can take your focus from the task of driving. Exercise good judgment and do not let other activities divert your attention away from the road. Many local governments have enacted laws regarding driver distraction...

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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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