What causes an airbag to activate?

What causes an airbag to activate?

When there is a moderate to severe crash, a signal is sent from the airbag system’s electronic control unit to an inflator within the airbag module. An igniter in the inflator starts a chemical reaction that produces a harmless gas, which inflates the airbag within the blink of an eye – or less than 1/20th of a second.

What is the problem with airbags?

Some airbags may inflate too rapidly and burst, or don’t inflate quickly enough to cushion the impact of a crash. In addition, certain chemical agents used to enable deployment may cause breathing problems, abrasions, burn injuries, blindness, or hearing loss.

Where are airbag codes stored in Ford SRS?

Below you will find common airbag codes that can be stored in your airbag control module after your vehicle was in an accident. The best part of having your Ford’s original SRS airbag module reset by MyAirbags is that when you get your airbag control module back and it goes back into the same vehicle that it came out of then it will be plug-n-play.

When to use my airbags on a Ford?

If your Ford vehicle was involved in an accident/collision, or you are a dealer or a body shop that is rebuilding a vehicle that you have purchased at an auction such as Copart or IAAI (Insurance Auto Auction), then you will love MyAirbags.

Can a used airbag module be sent to myairbags?

This is an alternative to purchasing a new or used airbag system module that will need to be taken to the dealership to have the new or used airbag control module programmed to your vehicle. Send your airbag control module to MyAirbags and save time, money and not having to deal with a dealership for your repair services!

What are the DTC codes for Ford airbags?

Ford DTC Trouble Codes DTC Description 12 Airbag module faulty (RCM Is Faulted) – 13 Crash Data Memory Full ( Send Airbag Mod 14 Air Bag Diagnostic Monitor Ground Circui 15 Incorrect Airbag module installed – DTC