Frequently Asked Questions about Airbag Replacement Parts
The following are commonly asked questions and there respective
answers to issues regarding oem used airbags and airbag replacement parts.
Airbag Quick Reference Links
From 1989-1993: you will need to
replace only the drivers airbag and either
or replace the control module and replace damaged
impact sensors and clockspring. (If Needed)
How driver airbags work?
From 1994-2000: (roughly) By now
most cars come equipped with both drivers and
passenger airbag and therefore both must be
replaced. You must also
or replace the controls module and replace damaged impact sensors
and clockspring. (If Needed)
How passenger airbags work?
From 2001-Present: Manufactures
began to implement dual stage deployment airbags
(smart airbags) along with seat, side, curtain, knee and foot airbags. Also,
seat belt pre-tensioners were
developed and are now a regular part of the SRS system.
With the advent of smart airbags the only airbags that deploy is
determined by the placement of the occupants in the car and on which side of the vehicle the
(Varies by model)
Head-on collision requires that you replace both front airbags and either reprogram or
replace the control module. As well as replace damaged impact sensors and
clock-spring (If Needed.) Both seat belts will also need to be replaced. As well as
knee and foot airbags if equipped on your vehicle.
(Varies by model)Impacts that involve side collision will
require in addition to the above side airbags and curtain airbags
when equipped on your vehicle.