Honda Air Bags

Air bags are one of the most important developments in automobile safety history as they greatly reduce the rate of injury incurred to passengers during front end, side, and rear collisions. The units for your Honda, whether you drive an Accord, Civic, or other model, may need replacement after deployment or may need component parts replaced in order to ensure full functionality. For those seeking to do the necessary repair and replacements themselves, there are a multitude of parts to finish the job.

Where are the air bags located in a Honda?

Depending on the model of Honda you drive, be it a minivan, sedan, coupe, truck, or sports car, the location within your vehicle will vary. Typically, within any vehicle, there are several to provide safety and security to the people in the event of a collision. The most common places air bags are installed include following:

  • Steering wheel: The air bag is located in the center of the column.
  • Passenger dash: Located in the dash board, this air bag is built to protect the upper body of the front rider during impact.
  • Glove compartment bag: Located below the dash board, this unit is designed to protect the front riders lower body extremities.
  • Center console bag: There are automaker models with air bags located in the center console between the driver and the front passenger. This unit serves a variety of purposes u001a most notably to decrease the incidence of the driver and front rider being thrown against each other in a crash as well as to create a barrier to prevent any rear riders from being thrown forward in the event of a crash.
  • Torso and curtain side air bags: These are located within the door panels of your vehicle and offer protection to all riders, front and rear, during an impact.
What are the additional parts needed for air bags?

As with many parts in your Honda vehicle, air bags have an array of complementary components for mounting and installing as well as electrical components and sensors that monitor when they may need to deploy. Typical parts needed when its time to replace your air bags include the following:

  • Control module: Much like the name states, this part is critical to the control and operation of your air bag and uses the electrical system of your car to power the microprocessor chips that control the air bag. It may be able to be reset if the air bag is deployed or it may need to be replaced entirely in tandem with the installation of a new air bag.
  • Impact sensors: Using the electrical system of your vehicle, these sensors work to monitor the rate of deceleration of your Honda and when a rapid rate is noted, may trigger. They also monitor impact forces and deploy accordingly.
  • Clock spring: Found with the steering wheel air bag, this spring helps the air bag function within the movement of the column.