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...

    Other information:

    GMC Terrain 2018-2023 Owners Manual: ACC Automatically Disengages


    ACC may automatically disengage and the driver will need to manually apply the brakes to slow the vehicle if: The front camera is blocked or visibility is reduced. The Traction Control System (TCS) or StabiliTrak/ESC system has activated or been disabled...

    GMC Terrain 2018-2023 Owners Manual: Surround Vision. Front Vision Camera and Rear Vision Camera (RVC)


    Surround Vision If equipped, views around the vehicle appear in the infotainment display to aid with parking and low-speed maneuvers. See “Surround Vision” under Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing. Front Vision Camera If equipped, a view of the area in front of the vehicle appears on the infotainment display to aid with parking and low-speed maneuvers...

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