2006 Volvo V50
Components in the SIPS airbag system
The SIPS airbag system is a supplement to the structural Side Impact Protection System and the three-point
seat belt system. It is not designed to deploy during collisions from the front or rear of the car or in rollover
The use of seat covers on the front seats may impede SIPS airbag deployment.
No objects, accessory equipment or stickers may be placed on, attached to or installed near the SIPS airbag
system or in the area affected by SIPS airbag deployment.
Never try to open or repair any components of the SIPS airbag system. This should be done only by a trained
and qualified Volvo service technician.
In order for the SIPS airbag to provide its best protection, both front seat occupants should sit in an upright
position with the seat belt properly fastened.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in injury to the occupants of the vehicle in the event of an
pg. 24 Volvo Inflatable Curtain (VIC)
The Volvo Inflatable Curtain system
This system consists of inflatable curtains located along the sides of the roof liners, stretching from the center of
both front side windows to the rear edge of the rear side door windows. It is designed to help protect the heads of
file:///K|/ownersdocs/2006/2006_V50/06v50_02b.htm (2 of 12)12/30/2006 4:49:26 PM