2020 Defender

AIRBAG OPERATION

WARNING

Make sure to read and fully understand the relevant warnings before using any of the features in this section. See AIRBAG SAFETY.

The airbag Supplementary Restraint System (SRS) inflates instantaneously, and cannot provide protection in secondary or some other types of impact. Under these circumstances, the only protection is provided by a correctly worn seat belt.

Airbag deployment is dependent on the rate at which the passenger compartment changes velocity following a collision. Circumstances affecting different collisions, vehicle speed, angle of impact, type and size of object hit, etc. vary considerably and affect the rate of vehicle deceleration accordingly.

The airbags and SRS are not designed to operate as a result of:

  • Rear impacts.

  • Minor front impacts.

  • Minor side impacts.

  • Heavy braking.

  • Driving over bumps and pot holes.

Therefore, it follows that considerable superficial damage to the vehicle can occur, without causing the airbags to deploy.