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2017 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Side Airbags

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Side Airbags  
The side airbags help to protect the torso and pelvis of the driver or a front  
passenger during a moderate-to-severe side impact.  
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Do not let the front passenger lean sideways with  
their head in the deployment path of the side airbag.  
An inflating side airbag can strike with strong force  
and seriously injure the passenger.  
The side airbags are especially hazardous if a child is sitting in the front seat.  
Housing Locations  
Do not attach accessories on or near the side airbags.  
They can interfere with the proper operation of the  
airbags, or hurt someone if an airbag inflates.  
The side airbags are housed in the outside  
edge of the driver’s and passenger’s seat-  
backs.  
If the impact is on the passenger side, the airbag  
deploys even if there is no passenger in the passenger  
seat.  
Both are marked SIDE AIRBAG.  
Housing  
Location  
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Operation  
Do not cover or replace the front seat-back covers  
without consulting a dealer.  
Improperly replacing or covering front seat-back  
covers can prevent your side airbags from properly  
deploying during a side impact.  
When the sensors detect a moderate-to-  
severe side impact, the control unit signals the  
side airbag on the impact side to immediately  
inflate.  
When  
inflated  
Do not let the front passenger lean sideways with  
their head in the deployment path of the side airbag.  
An inflating side airbag can strike with strong force  
and seriously injure the passenger.  
Side Airbag  
When a side airbag deploys with little or no visible damage  
Because the airbag system senses sudden acceleration, a strong impact to the side  
of the vehicle’s framework can cause a side airbag to deploy. In such cases, there  
may be little or no damage, but the side impact sensors detected a severe enough  
impact to deploy the airbag.  
When a side airbag may not deploy, even though visible damage appears  
severe  
It is possible for a side airbag to not deploy during an impact that results in  
apparently severe damage. This can occur when the point of impact was towards  
the far front or rear of the vehicle, or when the vehicle’s crushable body parts  
absorbed most of the crash energy. In either case, the side airbag would not have  
been needed nor provided protection even if it had deployed.  
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