Dear Mr. Moore,

I have just recently become a suscriber to Firehouse magazine and in the
first issue I received I read your article titled: "Airbag
Identification-Part 3".

I was impressed by your article and surprised that this is the first I
have heard about the dangers of side impact airbags. In light of this
new information I am drafting a training bulletin and am gathering
information for an extrication drill that would be incorporated into our
departments quarterly CE program so that all companies could

Could you tell me where I can <a href="/magazine/extrication/october98.html">get copies of parts 1 and 2 of your
series</a>, and also where I might find a list of all manufacturers
currently producing automobiles with side impact airbags?

Any information you can provide would be helpful.


University of Extrication
1999-model year Vehicles with
Side Impact Airbag Supplemental Restraint Systems
as of 12-1-98

Acura 3.2Rl sedan
Audi A-4
Audi 1.8T Avant wagon
Audi A-6
Audi A-6 Avant wagon
Audi A-8 SIPS bags front & rear
BMW 3-series( 10 vehicles )
BMW 5-series SIPS bags front & rear (2 vehicles )
BMW 7 series (3 vehicles) SIPS bags, HPS system, optional rear SIPS
BMW Z-3 (optional)
Cadillac DeVille
Cadillac DeVille Concours
Cadillac Seville
Chevy Prizm (optional)
Chevy Venture minivan
Ford Explorer (optional)
Ford Windstar minivan
Hyundai Sonata
Infiniti G20
Infiniti I30 (optional)
Infiniti Q45
Jaguar XJ
Jaguar XJ-8
Jaguar XJ-8L
Jaguar Vanden Plas
Jaguar XJ-R
Lexus GS300
Lexus GS400
Lexus ES300
Lexus LS400
Lexus RX300( SUV )
Land Rover Discovery
Lincoln Continental
Lincoln LS6
Lincoln LS8
Lincoln Town Car
Mercedes C-230
Mercedes C-280
Mercedes C-430
Mercedes CL-500
Mercedes CL-600
Mercedes CLK (2dr coupe)
Mercedes E-300
Mercedes E-320
Mercedes E-320 wagon
Mercedes E-320 (awd)
Mercedes S-320
Mercedes S-320 (stretch)
Mercedes S-420
Mercedes S-500
Mercedes S-500 Grand Edition
Mercedes S-600
Mercedes SL-500
Mercedes SL-600
Mercedes SLK-230 (2dr convertible)
Mercedes ML-430 (4dr wagon)
Mercedes ML-320 (suv)
Mercury Cougar (optional)
Mercury Mountaineer (optional)
Mitsubuishi Galant (optional)
Olds Silhouette minivan
Pontiac Montana minivan
Porsche 911 Carrera
Porsche 911 Boxster
Range Rover
Saab 9-3
Saab 9-5
Toyota Avalon
Toyota Camry (optional)
Toyota Camry Solara (optional)
Toyota Celica
Toyota Corolla (optional)
Toyota Sienna minivan (optional)
VW Cabrio (optional)
VW Golf
VW Jetta
VW New Beetle
VW Passat
Volvo S40
Volvo V40
Volvo S70
Volvo V70
Volvo V70 convertible
Volvo S80 (front SIPS bags in seats, Inflatable Curtain in roofline)

VOLVO NOTE: (All '99 Volvos use electrical side impact crash
sensors. All VOLVO '95-'98 models use mechanical impact crash sensors in
SIPS bags for front seats. See April 1997 University of Extrication for
details on '95-'98 system.)