Your vehicle is outfitted with a number of safety features like blind-spot mirrors, brake assist, seat belts, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and more. One of the most important safety features in any vehicle is the airbags. In the event of a collision, airbags protect passengers from making contact with the inside parts of the vehicle—like the doors, windows, steering wheel, or dashboard.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), front airbags saved 50,457 lives from 1987 to 2017. Let’s take a look at how airbags work, how they protect vehicle passengers, and what happens if an airbag fails to deploy.