Airbags are vitally important safety features found in automobiles that are designed to quickly inflate and deflate during a collision. An airbag creates a surface that absorbs energy between the occupants in the vehicle and the windshield, dashboard, steering wheel, and other hard surfaces that can cause severe injury when impacted. Modern vehicles have various configurations of airbags that include seat mounted, side-curtain, passenger and driver side among others.
The Acura line of vehicles are built with precise attention to detail, unsurpassed comfort, and outstanding performance. While these automobiles set the standard incredibly high for innovation and engineering, they can suffer from airbag malfunction. This failure can have devastating consequences for the individuals inside the cabin. It is important to have any potential issues addressed with an ASE-certified mechanic if you have suspicions concerning the operation of your airbags.
The sensors that are responsible for deploying the airbags can sometimes be faulty or defective. If this is the case, the airbags may not have been triggered during an accident. Faulty sensors can be the result of failures in software, improper design, incorrect installation or mistakes in the calibration of the firing threshold.
At times, some manufacturers may route the wiring system through an area that can be easily severed or cut during a crash. When this occurs, the proper signals are not delivered to the airbags in time.
There are various electrical components and wires that work together to create the airbag deployment system. Anytime one or more of the pieces become defective, impact signals may not initiate. One or more of the airbags may fail to operate properly.
The airbag module itself may have defects that prevent firing during a collision. This is usually the result of a manufacturing error or improper quality control and inspection. Even though the sensors work correctly, the module misses its deployment.
The specific type of crash is the overall determining factor in the exact deployment of the airbags. The location of the collision will only trigger certain sensors. Speed, location, and impact will decide which of the safety components will activate.
If an airbag fails to deploy during an accident, it can be extremely dangerous. Occupants can be severely injured or even lose their life due to an extremely forceful impact inside the vehicle. It is crucial for you to be aware of any potential signs of airbag malfunction as well as consulting a trusted auto service shop to address any issues with this potentially life saving system.
Euro Plus Automotive has been servicing the residents of Canoga Park, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, and Los Angeles County, CA for over three decades. We have the knowledge, expertise, and training to work on German and Japanese vehicles, including your Acura. At Euro Plus, we are more than your average auto repair shop. We are one of the very few in the area that has a staff of ASE-certified technicians as well as an ASE-certified service writer. Our dedication to your satisfaction includes a 2 year/24,000 mile service warranty.
Your Japanese import has a very intricate, specific operating system and must be serviced with the most attention to detail. Euro Plus Automotive has been doing just that for years and we will communicate with you in an easy to understand manner every step of the way. Our team always provides you with an accurate, affordable quote on parts, labor, and repair time.
Safety should be your number one priority when operating your vehicle, and we are committed to maintaining that safety by providing quality inspections, maintenance, service, and repair of your airbag deployment system. Our relationship with you is important and we work to develop a personal, trusted partnership with our clients. Confidence is key when choosing an auto repair shop, and you won’t find anyone else who can offer the same level of knowledge and customer service. Please call us today and trust your Acura to the valley’s best import specialists.