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2017 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Types of Airbags

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Types of Airbags  
Your vehicle is equipped with three types of airbags:  
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The airbags can inflate whenever the ignition switch  
is in ON (w*1  
Front airbags: Airbags in front of the driver’s and front passenger’s seats.  
Side airbags: Airbags in the driver’s and front passenger’s seat-backs.  
Side curtain airbags: Airbags above the side windows.  
Each is discussed in the following pages.  
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After an airbag inflates in a crash, you may see a  
small amount of smoke. This is from the combustion  
process of the inflator material and is not harmful.  
People with respiratory problems may experience  
some temporary discomfort. If this occurs, get out of  
the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so.  
*1: Models withthe keyless access systemhave an ENGINE  
START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.  
Front Airbags (SRS)  
The front SRS airbags inflate in a moderate-to-severe frontal collision to help to  
protect the head and chest of the driver and/or front passenger.  
1Front Airbags (SRS)  
During a frontal crash severe enough to cause one or  
both front airbags to deploy, the airbags can inflate  
at different rates, depending on the severity of the  
crash, whether or not the seat belts are latched, and/  
or other factors. Frontal airbags are designed to  
supplement the seat belts to help to reduce the  
likelihood of head and chest injuries in frontal  
crashes.  
SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) indicates that the airbags are designed to  
supplement seat belts, not replace them. Seat belts are the occupant’s primary  
restraint system.  
Housing Locations  
The front airbags are housed in the centre of the steering wheel for the driver, and  
in the dashboard for the front passenger. Both airbags are marked SRS AIRBAG.  
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