2.14. Inflatable safety cushion (SRS)

Driver's seat

The SRS system consists of the pillow which is built in a nave of a steering wheel. On some models the pillow equipped also the place of the forward passenger.

At emergence of malfunction in system the warning lamp on the pictogram lights up or begins to blink.

The provision of a seat of the driver has to be adjusted so that the steering wheel did not cover the warning SRS lamp.

Safety cushion of the driver and passenger

Initial phase of blow
The sensor registered delay and via the control unit sent a signal to the gas generator inflating a pillow.
Operation of a pillow
The pillow is completely inflated
There is a steering column and the pillow begins to be blown off.

At operation of system at the beginning of collision the pillow which is built in a nave of a steering wheel begins to be inflated. The system works only in case of strong head-on collision. Does not work at weak head-on collision, at side and back blows, when capsizing.

Irrespective of whether the car is equipped with a safety cushion, all being in the car have to be fastened by seat belts.

It must be kept in mind that the pillow is inflated and blown off very quickly, and cannot protect from repeated blow any more.

When driving it is necessary to lean a back against a seatback, but not to hang on a steering wheel. Otherwise at operation of a pillow you with a force will be rejected in the direction of a seatback and can be traumatized.

It is not necessary to attach any subject to a steering wheel, otherwise at operation of a pillow it with a force will be rejected to you in a face. The same danger exists and when the driver holds during the movement any subject in a mouth, for example, a pipe.

The gas inflating a pillow very hot. Under certain circumstances it can burn hands.

If the warning lamp of SRS begins to blink or does not die away at start-off of the car, immediately to send the car to Saab car repair shop for check. The blinking and a luminescence of a lamp of SRS means that the system can not work in case of collision.

Safety cushion from the passenger

As the additional equipment the car can be equipped with a pillow from the forward passenger. It is completely similar to a pillow from the driver and is connected to the same warning lamp. The pillow from the passenger is located behind a cover on the forward panel. Both pillows work at front blow.

The children's seat should be established always only on a back seat, otherwise operation of a pillow can injure the child.

The child should not face a seat of the forward passenger, otherwise operation of a pillow can injure the child.

It is not necessary to attach any subject to the forward panel, otherwise at operation of a pillow it with a force will be rejected in the direction of passengers.

On the cars equipped with a pillow any alterations affecting a steering wheel and an electrical wiring are not allowed. Before carrying out welding works both wires of the accumulator and the control unit of the SRS system should be disconnected. After a detachment it is necessary to wait 20 minutes before the actual beginning of works. When carrying out drying at high temperature after coloring the control unit of the SRS system should be removed from the car.

At utilization of the old car or its parts a pillow and natyazhitel of seat belts have to be discharged.

Pillow and the natyazhitel who worked at collision it is necessary to replace.

Questions which are often asked about system of a safety cushion

Whether there is a need for seat belts in the presence of a pillow?
Yes. The pillow is addition to a security system, it works only at strong head-on collision.

Whether inflation of a pillow is followed by loud noise?
Inflation is followed by short loud cotton.

Whether the gas filling a pillow constitutes danger?
After operation of a pillow some people tested only weak gripes in eyes and a throat. At irritation of eyes wash out them clear water.