Side Airbag Safety Listings
offer protection to two principal areas of the body -- the
head and the chest -- during moderate to severe side-impact
crashes. Safercar.gov has a full list of which vehicles
offer what type of protection (head and/or chest) and the
type of Side-impact air bag used to provide that protection.
and "tubulars" are specifically designed to protect
the head during a side-impact crash and keep the head and
upper body inside the vehicle.
providing chest protection (or "torso" bags) can
deploy from either the seatback or the door. Some SABs (called
"combination" air bags or "combos")
typically deploy from the seatback. They extend upward and
provide protection to both the chest and the head.
view the complete list of 2004 & 2005 vehicles equipped
with side-impact air bags, visit: www.safercar.gov.