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Old May 6th 18, 01:01 PM posted to
Steve W.[_6_]
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Default windscreen affecting airbags? eh?

> I saw an advert from an auto windowscreen company claiming that if you
> windscreen is not fitted properly, it might affect airbags deployment.
> How so?

The glass is an integral part of the safety systems, on many vehicles
the glass is used as a barrier for the airbag. It acts as a backing
plate so the bag doesn't just act like a balloon when it deploys and
just bounce around. If the glass isn't bonded properly it will break
free and the bag becomes useless.

Steve W.