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Airbag sensors are actually small electronic pieces that sense when an accident has taken place. They are designed to respond to circumstances such as increased pressure resulting from a collision and sudden stopping.


To know if your airbag has been recalled, visit the website of the car manufacturer, and use the recall lookup tool by providing the car's vehicle identification number. A product recall check provides information about the car's recall history, including safety recall information specific to your v


Airbag diagnostic codes go up to 53, and some of the trouble codes are a shorted out airbag circuit, which is 13, and a short in the airbag's crash sensor circuit, which is code 14. When the battery voltage is low in the airbag, code 12 appears.


Some reliable brands of airbags include Delphi, TRW and Autoliv. Although each of these companies makes airbags for American vehicles, Autoliv is the largest airbag supplier in Europe, notes CarsDirect.com.


When you remove the car key from the ignition, a steering lock engages to keep thieves from steering the car effectively if they hotwire it. However, sometimes the wheel is turned so that the car key cannot disengage the lock when the owner gets back into the car.


The only symptom a defective airbag has is an illuminated SRS light. The SRS light turns on when there is something wrong with the safety restraint system, or airbag unit. When this light turns on, the SRS will not allow the airbag to deploy if the car is in an accident.


Most airbag crash sensors are located in the front of the vehicle. Domestic vehicles typically have between one and three sensors located in the crush zones at the front of the automobile.


The steering wheel of a ship is called the "helm." The term "helm" is also used to indicate the area of the ship where the steering wheel is located.


Mazda airbags mostly rate well, as of 2015. The 2015 Mazda 3 four-door sedan was rated a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Good performance of the model's front and side curtain airbags was found in data collected from crash tests conducted by the IIHS.


To properly install aftermarket wheel center caps, first remove the existing hubcap. Position the cap so its bent section curves around the air valve. Align the metal rings on the aftermarket cap with the mounting legs on the wheel. Start at the top of the wheel and, working clockwise, firmly push t