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2024 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Side Airbags

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Side Airbags  
The side airbags help protect the torso and pelvis of the driver, front passenger, or  
an outer rear seat occupant during a moderate-to-severe side impact.  
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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.  
Housing Locations  
The side airbags are housed in the outside  
edge of the driver's, passenger's, and rear  
outer passenger's seat-backs.  
Do not cover or replace the seat-back covers without  
consulting a dealer.  
Improperly replacing or covering seat-back covers can  
prevent your side airbags from properly deploying  
during a side impact.  
Each are marked SIDE AIRBAG.  
Make sure you, your front seat passenger and rear  
outboard occupants always sit upright. Leaning into  
the path of a side airbag can prevent the airbag from  
deploying properly and increases your risk of serious  
injury.  
Housing  
Location  
Side airbag deployment is controlled by a pressure  
sensor inside each front door. Damage or changes to  
the inside or outside of the doors may negatively  
affect side airbag deployment. Contact an authorized  
dealer before changing or repairing a front door.  
Housing  
Location  
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Operation  
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  
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inflated  
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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 not to deploy during an impact that results in  
apparently severe damage. This can occur when the point of impact was toward 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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