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Used Vauxhall Insignia Airbag Clock Spring

All used Vauxhall Insignia Airbag Clock Spring listed on are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. listed used car parts for Vauxhall Insignia are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.

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 Insignia Vauxhall airbag clock spring.

The Insignia Vauxhall 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 Insignia Vauxhall 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 Insignia Vauxhall 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 Insignia Vauxhall airbag clock spring. The Insignia Vauxhall 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 Insignia Vauxhall airbag clock spring is faulty in some other way, the whole airbag system is affected. It's advisable to get the Insignia Vauxhall 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.

Vauxhall Insignia trivia

  • It is estimated that as much as 80% of all sales of a Vauxhall Insignia are to business users. This has been attributed to the fuel-efficiency of the Insignia, with the 120ps and the 140ps ecoFLEX engines reported to achieve 76.3mpg, which makes the Insignia a real class leader. Low emissions also mean a lot of potential tax savings.
  • Although first used in the Astra, an updated version of Vauxhall’s IntelliLux system appeared in the Vauxhall Insignia. The system includes 32 LEDs in each headlight (which is more than double what it used to be). Those lights can even turn off automatically to avoid high-beaming other drivers!
  • The latest generation Vauxhall Insignia had a complete platform overhaul, and that resulted in them being 175kg lighter while also adding to the length.
  • In Australia, the Vauxhall Insignia is sold as the Holden Commodore. It’s called the Buick Regal in both the US and China, and in Chile, it’s called the Opel Vectra!
  • A descendant of the Cavalier and the Vectra, the Vauxhall Insignia is much bigger than both of these cars and is Vauxhall’s largest car.