Description of side airbagsDescription of side airbags  - Side airbags - Airbag system - Safety - Audi A4 Owner's Manual - Audi A4

The airbag system is not a substitute for the seat belts.

Location of side airbag in driver's seat

Location of side airbag in driver's seat

The side airbags are located in the backrest padding of the front seats ⇒ fig. 218. The locations of the airbags are marked with the word AIRBAG.

In conjunction with the three-point seat belts, the side airbags give the occupants additional protection for the whole upper part of the body (i.e. the chest, stomach and pelvis) in the event of a severe side collision ⇒ in Important safety notes on the side airbag system on page 206.

In a side collision the side airbags reduce the risk of injury to the areas of the body facing the impact.

If the side airbags are activated, the head-protection airbags (sideguard system) are always triggered at the same time for additional protection on the side of the vehicle facing the impact.