Airbag Timing

Supplemental restraints systems (SRS) are complex, sophisticated safety systems in today’s vehicles. Properly repairing SRS after a collision is crucial to the safety of the vehicle occupants.

When repairs are made to the vehicle, it is vital that the airbag timing is not changed. Some factors that may affect the airbag deployment timing are:

  • Missing or damaged bumper energy absorber
  • Damaged bumper reinforcement
  • Compromised vehicle structure
  • Bent or misaligned sensor mounting location
  • Damaged door intrusion beam
  • Missing or improperly installed door moisture barrier
  • Holes made for paintless dent removal (PDR) repairs

When performing repairs to the vehicle, following OEM procedures, including those which can affect airbag timing, will help ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

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