2005 Buick ParkAvenue Owners Manual PDF | Page 55

Airbag System
Your vehicle has four airbags ? a frontal airbag for the
driver, another frontal airbag for the right front
passenger, a side impact airbag for the driver, and
another side impact airbag for the right front passenger.
Frontal airbags are designed to help reduce the risk
of injury from the force of an in?ating frontal airbag. But
these airbags must in?ate very quickly to do their job
and comply with federal regulations.
Here are the most important things to know about the
airbag systems:
{CAUTION:
You can be severely injured or killed in a crash
if you are not wearing your safety belt ? even if
you have airbags. Wearing your safety belt
during a crash helps reduce your chance of
hitting things inside the vehicle or being
ejected from it. Airbags are designed to work
with safety belts but do not replace them.
CAUTION: (Continued)
CAUTION: (Continued)
Frontal airbags for the driver and right front
passenger are designed to deploy only in
moderate to severe frontal and near frontal
crashes. They are not designed to in?ate in
rollover, rear or low-speed frontal crashes, or in
many side crashes. And, for some unrestrained
occupants, frontal airbags may provide less
protection in frontal crashes than more forceful
airbags have provided in the past.
The side impact airbags for the driver and right
front passenger are designed to in?ate only in
moderate to severe crashes where something
hits the side of your vehicle. They are not
designed to in?ate in frontal, in rollover or in
rear crashes.
Everyone in your vehicle should wear a safety
belt properly ? whether or not there is an airbag
for that person.
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Summary of Content

Airbag SystemYour vehicle has four airbags a frontal airbag for thedriver, another frontal airbag for the right frontpassenger, a side impact airbag for the driver, andanother side impact airbag for the right front passenger.Frontal airbags are designed to help reduce the riskof injury from the force of an inating frontal airbag. Butthese airbags must inate very quickly to do their joband comply with federal regulations.Here are the most important things to know about theairbag systems:{CAUTION:You can be severely injured or killed in a crashif you are not wearing your safety belt even ifyou have airbags. Wearing your safety beltduring a crash helps reduce your chance ofhitting things inside the vehicle or beingejected from it. Airbags are designed to workwith safety belts but do not replace them.CAUTION: (Continued)CAUTION: (Continued)Frontal airbags for the driver and right frontpassenger are designed to deploy only inmoderate to severe frontal and near frontalcrashes. They are not designed to inate inrollover, rear or low-speed frontal crashes, or inmany side crashes. And, for some unrestrainedoccupants, frontal airbags may provide lessprotection in frontal crashes than more forcefulairbags have provided in the past.The side impact airbags for the driver and rightfront passenger are designed to inate only inmoderate to severe crashes where somethinghits the side of your vehicle. They are notdesigned to inate in frontal, in rollover or inrear crashes.Everyone in your vehicle should wear a safetybelt properly whether or not there is an airbagfor that person.1-49