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What are dual-stage front air bags? I just got a copy of Better Homes and Gardens and it says the 02 Ody is the "minivan benchmark" due to all the new added features and its new side and front dual-stage airbags, the first ever offered in a minivan.

I assume that the 01 Ody airbags are safer than those in my 97 Caravan, which were found to be so strong they could severely injure a short adult such as myself. But how much safer are the 02 airbags than the 01s?
 

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the dual stage bags can deploy at either of 2 speeds depending on the severity of the crash.
 

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A large part of airbag safety comes from being positioned properly at the time of deployment. Sit as far back as you can (easier if you're being a passenger rather than driver!) and be sure the seat belt is adjusted correctly. The pre-tensioners and force limiters help reduce chance of injury as well as the ability of the airbags to vary the deployment force.

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[This message has been edited by ody (edited 09-06-2001).]
 
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