Used Land Rover Airbag Sensors
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About Airbag Sensors
The airbag system is an important part of the car safety set up. 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, one of the most important being the Land Rover airbag sensor. The Land Rover airbag sensor is an electronic sensor, strategically placed, usually in the front of the car, which detects when the vehicle has crashed and which area is damaged.
The Land Rover airbag sensor works together with the Land Rover airbag control unit ECU, a highly advanced computerized part, to ensure this crucial safety device functions effectively. These advanced sensors monitor and measure factors such as brake pressure, wheel speed and which seats in the car are occupied and send this information to the Land Rover airbag control unit ECU which is the control center of the car's airbag system. The Land Rover airbag control unit ECU will determine if it needs to implement the activation of airbags as well as deciding if functions such as automatic seat belt and door lock are put into place.
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 with 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 fully, and that a vital component such as the Land Rover airbag sensor is in sound working order for it to be able to respond accurately. Passengers and driver need to be seated properly and wearing seatbelts for the airbags to work effectively in a crash and to avoid receiving an injury from the airbags.
The Land Rover airbag control unit ECU will regularly carry out routine diagnostic checks of the airbag system, including the Land Rover airbag sensor. If the airbag control unit ECU picks up a fault with the airbag sensor, the air bag system warning light will illuminate on the dashboard. 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. If the Land Rover airbag sensor has been damaged in a crash or otherwise, it will need replacing. You should ensure the replacement is the correct one for your car's airbag system, specific to the make and model of your car. It is imperative when replacing your Land Rover airbag sensor that it is fixed back into the correct place. The Land Rover airbag sensor may malfunction if not placed in the correct position, potentially causing the airbag to inflate by accident when not needed or not inflate at all in a crash situation.
Land Rover trivia
- Land Rover was notorious for trying to find ways to avoid paying taxes and extended that to their customers too. They built the Defender 110 so that it could (just about) fit 12 people! Technically, that meant that they could class it as a bus, and owners didn't have to pay standard road tax.
- In the 1950s, you could buy yourself a Land Rover with tank tracks instead of wheels. Known as the Cuthbertson Version, it was intended for use by farmers and was tested by driving across the Scottish Highlands.
- Although the first Land Rover was designed in 1947 (by Maurice Wilks), the company wasn't actually founded until 1978!
- Land Rovers and James Bond go hand in hand. The 4x4 Land Rover has been in more Bond films than there have been Bond actors! In Spectre, the Defender SVX was customised with 37-inch tyres and more power.
- The Range Rover designer hated what he had made. Charles Spencer "Spen" King CBE, was focused solely on designing a large V8 engine, and then just drew a box around it to show where the engine would sit. It annoyed him for the rest of his life, and he insisted that he'd only put 0.1% of development time on the car shape. He also hated that they would be used for anything other than farming, saying, "...to use them in the school run, or even in towns and cities at all, is completely stupid."