This is a great video on how and why air bags work. We get questions all the time on “why did my air bags not go off?”.
New Vehicles are designed to determine in a split second
Speed of the vehicle’s deceleration during impact
Direction of the impact
Weight of each passenger in a air bag seat
This helps families stay safe in multiple kinds of accidents. Make sure you have your shop check seat belts, and that all the system is working correctly. The light on the dash is very sensitive and will not go on unless there is a problem. If your light is on, you should have this checked by a professional to make sure system is working correctly.
And always remember that if a child safety seat was in use during the time of an accident you should always have this replaced. Insurance companies will always pick up the bill.