Do airbags need regular maintenance? Airbags generally have a life span of about 10 years. Usually, I don't learn much about the use and maintenance of airbags. I'm afraid it can't play the role of safety protection in case of accidents.
Airbags need regular maintenance
It is understood that the maintenance of airbags now requires a computer test after driving about 30000 km, which is often called "major maintenance" in 4S stores.
The driver should pay attention to the airbag warning light on the instrument panel during normal driving. Under normal conditions, when the ignition switch is turned to the "ACC" or "on" position, the warning lamp will be on for a few seconds and will go out after self-test. If the warning light is on for a long time, it indicates that the airbag system is faulty and should be repaired. Otherwise, the airbag may not work or eject by mistake.
The safety air bag system is different from other systems of the vehicle. If the operation is wrong, the safety air bag may detonate accidentally, leading to casualties. There are differences in the types and stages of sensors, inflators, detonating circuit layout, propellants, etc. used by various manufacturers. Therefore, the maintenance of the airbag system should be carried out by professional maintenance personnel in strict accordance with the provisions of the maintenance manual of each vehicle type.
Don't hang accessories in the rearview mirror
First of all, drivers and passengers must wear seat belts. In the case of not wearing seat belts, airbags not only can not protect the passengers, but also can harm the drivers and passengers.
Mercedes Benz maintenance expert Luo Shifu said, do not knock or hit the part where the airbag is located. It is also not advisable to flush the airbag position directly with water, because the damped airbag will not protect the lives of drivers and passengers at the critical moment. When the car is equipped with front double airbags, do not let children sit in the front or place children's seats in this position. Because the impact of the airbag is unbearable to children, it will cause harm to children.
Stressed that the front windshield and inside rearview mirror do not hang jewelry. When the air bag is ejected, the hanging accessories will be collided and fly to the driver, causing unnecessary injury.
Do not place hard or sharp objects between the airbag and the driver or the passenger, or at the marked position outside the airbag. Otherwise, when the airbag is opened, the strong impact force will press them against the driver or the passenger, which will also cause serious injury.