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Outer side airbags

The outer side airbags on the driver's and passenger seats act to protect the chest and hips in the event of a collision.
PS-2007-Safety–Side airbag

The outer side airbags are fitted in the outer backrest frames of the front seats and help to protect the driver and passengers in the front seat.

A sufficiently violent collision trips the sensors and the outer side airbags are inflated. The airbag inflates between the occupant and the door panel and thereby cushions the initial impact. The airbag deflates when compressed by the collision. The outer side airbag is normally inflated only for the seat on the side of the collision.


Contact Polestar Customer Support for repairs. Defective work in the side airbag system could cause malfunction and result in serious personal injury.


Do not put objects in the area between the outside of the seat and the door panel, since this area is required by the side airbag.

Polestar recommends the use only of car seat covers approved by Polestar. Other seat covers may impede the operation of the side airbags.


Side airbags are a supplement the seatbelts. Always use a seatbelt.

Side airbags and child seats

The protection provided by the car to children seated in a child seat or on a booster cushion is not diminished by the side airbag.

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