Air bags with passenger sensing system

To enhance your safety in the event of a moderate to severe crash, your Equinox® comes with an array of six air bags,1 including:

  • Frontal air bags for the driver and front seat passenger, helping reduce the risk of injury in a head-on or near head-on collision; these dual-stage air bags automatically adjust their inflation pressure, depending on crash severity, to help prevent air bag-related injuries
  • Embedded sensors detect weight and pressure to determine whether the passenger seat is occupied and whether the frontal air bag needs to deploy in a crash
  • Side-impact air bags for the driver and front passenger, deploying from the seat and to help provide additional protection if the vehicle is struck from the side
  • Head curtain air bags for front and rear outboard seating positions, deploying from the roof rail and helping prevent head and neck injuries in certain crashes

1 Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner’s Manual for more information.