Important notes on side airbags and child safetyImportant notes on side airbags and child safety  - Points to remember if children are travelling in the car - Child safety - Safety - Audi A4 Owner's Manual - Audi A4

Children must never sit too close to the opening for the side airbag.

Not properly restrained, and too close to the opening for the

Not properly restrained, and too close to the opening for the side airbag

Correctly seated in a suitable child safety seat

Correctly seated in a suitable child safety seat

The side airbags offer increased protection in a side-on collision.

In order to be effective, the side airbags need to inflate very quickly (within fractions of a second), УHow the side airbags workФ.

The airbag inflates with such force that injury can be caused if the occupant is not sitting upright, or if there are any objects close to the opening for the side airbag.

This applies particularly to children if they are travelling in a way which does not comply with the statutory safety regulations.

Incorrect position Ц danger of injury from the side airbag

If the side airbag were to inflate in an accident, it would strike the child on the head and most likely cause serious injury ⇒ fig. 224.

Correct position Ц properly restrained in a suitable child safety seat

The child is correctly seated in a suitable child restraint system on the rear seat ⇒ fig. 225. There is enough space between the child and the opening for the side airbag.

In an accident, the airbag would be able to inflate completely to offer maximum protection.

To help prevent serious injury, children travelling in the vehicle must WARNING

To help prevent serious injury, children travelling in the vehicle must always be protected with a restraint system which is suited to their age, height and weight.

  • Х The child's head must always be well away from the opening for the side airbag. There is a risk of suffering injury.
  • Х Do not leave or place any objects in the space next to the side airbag. There is a risk of suffering injury.

If required, you can have the side airbags for the rear passengers deactivated Note

If required, you can have the side airbags for the rear passengers deactivated by a qualified workshop.