The automaker is recalling the vehicles to replace side-impact air bag
My side-impact air bag
deployed and cushioned some of the blow.
A 1997 model-year European automobile, reportedly a Volvo, is expected to have a side-impact air bag
system, according to industry sources.
The LS model features a driver's side-impact air bag
, remote keyless entry, traction control, tire-inflation monitoring system and antilock brakes.
In addition to six standard air bags, including frontal driver and passenger, roof rail-mounted head curtain (for front and rear outboard seat) and thorax side-impact air bags
(for front seats), the 2019 Terrain features GMC's innovative Rear Seat Reminder  .
But luxury cars converted to limos, like the one in Saturday's crash, often lack such safety components as side-impact air bags
, reinforced rollover protection bars and accessible emergency exits.
For example, standard options offered on the base MY 2015 Ford F-150 pickup include items like side-impact air bags
, head curtain air bags, stability control, and traction control -- none of which were standard on the MY 2000 or earlier versions.
The Terrain is also remarkably safety focused, featuring dual-stage frontal air bags, thorax side-impact driver and front passenger air bags, as well as head curtain side-impact air bags
, with a passenger sensing system.
Pathfinder's long list of standard safety features and equipment includes Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS), featuring dual-stage front supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and a front occupant classification sensor; supplemental front seat-mounted side-impact air bags
; and roof-mounted supplemental curtain air bags for improved side impact and rollover head protection for outboard occupants in all three rows.
<ul> <li>Ten standard air bags, including frontal, front-seat side-impact air bags
, roof rail head curtain, rear-seat side air bags and new front knee air bags </li> <li>Bluetooth, USB connectivity, XM Satellite Radio and navigation system </li> <li>Standard OnStar with one year of Directions and Connections service</li> <li>MacPherson strut front suspension and Z-link rear suspension, with 16-, 17- and 18-inch wheels </li> <li>Standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover sensing, traction control and anti-lock brakes </li> <li>Fuel-saving, rack-mounted electric power steering</li> <li>Unexpected levels of quietness, smoothness and refinement for the segment.</li> </ul>
It is equipped with two dual-stage frontal air bags for the driver and front passenger, two seat-mounted pelvic-thorax side-impact air bags
in the first row and two head curtain side-impact air bags
that cover all three seating rows.