Used Alfa Romeo MiTo Airbag Clock Spring
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About Airbag Clock Spring
The car's airbag system is a crucial part of the car's safety system. The airbag system can mean the difference between survival and serious injury or death in a crash situation. The airbag system is a seriously clever and complex piece of kit which is made up of various components, including the MiTo Alfa Romeo airbag clock spring.
The MiTo Alfa Romeo airbag clock spring is a coil which is housed inside a protective casing in which it expands and retracts as the steering wheel of the car turns. Its job is to manage the electrical connection for the parts which make up the driver's airbag, so in order for the airbag system to function properly, it needs the MiTo Alfa Romeo airbag clock spring to be in good condition and fully functioning.
Airbags are made out of stretchy material and are housed, compressed tightly, in several areas throughout the car. Airbags can be placed in all of the doors, on the dashboard, the roof of the car and in all of the seats. Airbags react when there is a crash by filling with air at exceptional speed, creating a pillow which bursts out of the airbag cover or panel it is secured behind and into the car, protecting the people sitting inside the car by cushioning the impact of head or upper body against the interior of the car. The airbag will then deflate afterwards. An airbag needs to spring into action practically as soon as the crash happens. According to studies, an airbag will activate within 55 milliseconds of impact. You can see why it is imperative that the airbag system is functioning properly and fully, and that an important component such as the MiTo Alfa Romeo airbag clock spring is in sound working order for it to be able to respond accurately and do its job properly. Passengers and driver need to be seated properly and wearing seatbelts for the airbags to work properly in a crash and to avoid receiving an injury from the airbags.
If the airbag system warning light illuminates it could mean there is a faulty airbag or that something is wrong with one of the components of the airbag system, such as the MiTo Alfa Romeo airbag clock spring. The MiTo Alfa Romeo airbag clock spring will certainly need replacing if the connectors that connect to the driver's airbag have melted causing them to cement directly onto the engine cylinder, which can occur over a period of time. If this happens or the MiTo Alfa Romeo airbag clock spring is faulty in some other way, the whole airbag system is affected. It's advisable to get the MiTo Alfa Romeo airbag system checked properly if the warning light shows, to ensure safety is not compromised in any way. Once the airbag system warning light illuminates, the system becomes inactive which means if you have a crash the airbags will not work so it is important to address the problem as soon as possible.
Alfa Romeo trivia
- In the 1960s, Alfa Romeo shifted their designs and started manufacturing a line of more luxurious models. One of the most popular was the Alfa Romeo 2600, one of which was even owned by the Pope.
- One of the most famous onscreen appearances of an Alfa Romeo was in the James Bond film Octopussy when the superspy stole a graphite GTV6. The car brand shows up again in Quantum of Solace, racing against Bond’s Aston Martin.
- There was a long period where Alfa Romeo simply stopped selling cars to the USA. Exports stopped in 1995 and didn’t resume again until 2015 when they launched the 4C sports car.
- All car companies have a slogan, but Alfa Romeo never seemed happy with theirs. They have had several, with everything from ‘The family car that wins races’ to ‘Mediocrity is a sin’. In 2020, they’re sticking with ‘Beauty is not enough. Power for your control.’
- In 1933, the Italian government ‘acquired’ Alfa Romeo, and they kept their hold on it until 1986. That’s when Fiat bought the company and the government had no choice but to let it go.