GMC Terrain: Airbag System / What Makes an Airbag Inflate?

In a deployment event, the sensing system sends an electrical signal triggering a release of gas from the inflator. Gas from the inflator fills the airbag causing the bag to break out of the cover. The inflator, the airbag, and related hardware are all part of the airbag module.

For airbag locations, see Where Are the Airbags?.

    When Should an Airbag Inflate?

    This vehicle is equipped with airbags. See Airbag System. Airbags are designed to inflate if the impact exceeds the specific airbag system's deployment threshold...

    How Does an Airbag Restrain?

    In moderate to severe frontal or near frontal collisions, even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. In moderate to severe side collisions, even belted occupants can contact the inside of the vehicle...

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    GMC Terrain 2018-2021 Owners Manual: Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control


    If the cruise control system is already activated: Press and hold +RES on the steering wheel until the vehicle accelerates to the desired speed, then release it. To increase the speed in small increments, briefly press +RES. For each press, the vehicle goes about 1 km/h (1 mph) faster...

    GMC Terrain 2018-2021 Owners Manual: Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators


    Warning lights and gauges can signal that something is wrong before it becomes serious enough to cause an expensive repair or replacement. Paying attention to the warning lights and gauges could prevent injury. Some warning lights come on briefly when the engine is started to indicate they are working...

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