What Will You See After an Airbag
After the frontal airbags in?ate, they quickly de?ate,
so quickly that some people may not even realize the
airbags in?ated. Roof-rail airbags may still be at
least partially in?ated for some time after they deploy.
Some components of the airbag module may be hot for
several minutes. For location of the airbag modules,
see What Makes an Airbag In?ate? on page 1-68.
The parts of the airbag that come into contact with you
may be warm, but not too hot to touch. There may
be some smoke and dust coming from the vents in the
de?ated airbags. Airbag in?ation does not prevent
the driver from seeing out of the windshield or being
able to steer the vehicle, nor does it prevent people from
leaving the vehicle.
When an airbag in?ates, there may be dust in the
air. This dust could cause breathing problems for
people with a history of asthma or other breathing
trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the vehicle
should get out as soon as it is safe to do so.
If you have breathing problems but cannot get out
of the vehicle after an airbag in?ates, then get
fresh air by opening a window or a door. If you
experience breathing problems following an airbag
deployment, you should seek medical attention.
Your vehicle has a feature that may automatically
unlock the doors (if equipped with power door locks),
turn the interior lamps on, ?ash the hazard warning
?ashers, and turn off the radio when the airbag in?ates.
You can lock the doors again by using the door lock.
The interior lamps and hazard warning ?ashers will
deactivate after approximately 15 minutes.