Curtain airbags are activated in side impact crashes, for example t-bone crashes, or collisions with trees and poles. They deploy from the top of the door rails above the side window and work by providing cushioning between the driver or passenger’s head and the window.
There are a number of airbag recalls currently underway, these mostly involve Takata branded airbags that are used in the steering wheel. It is important to check your current car, or any used car to see if it is affected. These airbags are deadly and need to be replaced immediately.
Visit ismyairbagsafe.com.au to find out more. Or https://www.productsafety.gov.au/ for all airbag recalls.