The Passat Saloon features a total of 6 airbags to cushion the impact of collisions and reduce the risk of injury. As a safety feature it's essential.
Why do we need airbags?
Because seat belts alone are not enough. In an accident, passengers can be thrown forward even when they're belted, increasing the risk of injuries.
That's where airbags come in. The front and rear seats of the Passat Saloon are equipped with 6 airbags: driver and front passenger airbags, front seat side impact airbags and a curtain airbag system for front and rear seat occupants. Combined with seat belts, the airbags provide an exceptional level of protection for all occupants by cushioning the impact in the event of a collision.
What does the airbag do?
- An airbag is deployed in the event of an accident to cushion the body and minimise the risk of injury
- Cushion the body in a side impact too
- Inflate and deflate in just milliseconds
Prevention is always better than cure
We like to put our drivers on the road to safety. That's why we've included advanced active safety features in our cars to help prevent accidents. But sadly, accidents still happen. Even so, they need not cause injuries.
6 ways to cushion the blow
We've fitted no less than 6 airbags in the Passat Saloon - including front, side and curtain airbags.
Our front and side airbags offer vital protection for the driver and front seat passenger. They serve to cushion the impact coming from the front and sides. They know just when to go off too, thanks to the smart sensors that measure the severity of a collision. So there's no need to worry about your airbags activating in a minor incident. And if the front passenger seat is empty, the airbag won't be activated. It can also be deactivated using the ignition key so a rear-facing child seat can be safely installed in the front.
The Passat Saloon also includes curtain airbags. These are housed within the roof - and designed to deploy downwards, protecting both front and rear passengers in the event of a collision.