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Seat Belts and Airbags
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Seat Belts and Airbags

The TSX Sport Wagon is equipped with a sophisticated six-airbag system, which includes two front airbags and two front-side airbags, and two side curtain airbags with coverage for the front and rear outboard seats41. All five seating positions in the TSX Sport Wagon have 3-point belts and head restraints. The front seats have load-limiting tensioners and active head restraints.

  • Tensioners react in the first milliseconds of a sufficient impact to automatically tighten the belts and help hold the individual in position against the seatback.
  • To help prevent the tensioners from causing undue pressure on the chest, load limiters slightly relieve belt tension, as needed, to help soften the force.
  • The front airbags are equipped with two-stage, multiple-threshold inflators. One or both airbags will be deployed only in the event of a sufficient frontal impact. If deployed, these airbags are capable of being inflated at different rates depending on crash severity, seat belt usage and/or other factors. Frontal airbags are designed to supplement the seat belts to help reduce the likelihood of head and upper body injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Sensors in the front passenger seat determine if it is empty or if the passenger is too small for the passenger’s front airbag to deploy safely, and disengage the front passenger’s front airbag, if necessary.
  • In a rear-end collision, when the front seat seatback is pushed against the occupant’s body, the pressure forces the head restraint upward and forward to reduce the gap between the occupant’s head and the head restraint.
  • Impact forces on the neck and spine are diminished, helping reduce the likelihood of whiplash injuries.
Child Safety
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Child Safety

The TSX Sport Wagon has several features addressing child safety, from sophisticated airbag sensors to anchors that secure child seats.

  • The Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) utilizes sensors in the front passenger's seatback to detect if the occupant is a child or small-statured adult. If such an occupant is leaning into the side airbag's deployment path, the side airbag will be deactivated until they resume a safer, more upright position.
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) anchors, plus upper-tether anchors in the rear seat allow LATCH-compatible child seats to be installed in the outboard positions without the use of seat belts.
  • The front side windows, the moonroof and the available power tailgate have auto-reverse features that prevent them from closing if a sufficient obstacle is encountered.
Body Structure Design
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Body Structure Design

Acura utilizes Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure to enhance occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal crashes.

  • The ACE™ design utilizes a network of connected structural elements to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle.
  • This enhanced frontal crash energy management helps to reduce the forces transferred to the passenger compartment and can help to more evenly disperse the forces transferred to the other vehicle in a crash.
Braking Systems
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Braking Systems

The disc brakes on the TSX Sport Wagon are backed up by several sophisticated electronic systems to provide you with enhanced braking abilities in almost any circumstance.

  • The anti-lock braking system (ABS) helps you retain steering control in emergency braking by preventing the wheels from locking up, while still letting them achieve their maximum level of stopping.
  • The Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) system uses the ABS system to direct braking power among the four wheels, depending on their load, to help optimize braking effectiveness.
  • The Brake Assist system detects emergency braking by the driver by monitoring the speed at which the brake pedal is depressed and stepping in to ensure the ABS system is activated — terminating immediately upon release of the brake pedal.
Vehicle Stability Assist
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Vehicle Stability Assist
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The Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)12 system uses an array of sensors, along with ABS to reduce the dangers of oversteer or understeer.

  • The system continually monitors vehicle speed, throttle position, individual wheel speeds, steering angle, lateral G-force, and vehicle yaw rate.
  • When necessary, VSA automatically reduces the engine’s torque and uses the ABS system to apply brakes to each wheel as needed to help stabilize the vehicle.
  • The response is so quick that the instability may be corrected before the driver even knows it’s occurring.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
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Tire Pressure Monitoring System
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Since an under-inflated tire impedes handling and can be a safety hazard, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) uses pressure sensors mounted in each wheel that send readings to a central electronic control unit. The system then evaluates whether the pressure is in an acceptable range.

  • If a reading is significantly below the recommended level, the TSX Sport Wagon will alert the driver through the Multi-Information Display (MID) located on the instrument panel.
  • The under-inflated tire will be indicated, along with the individual pressure for all four tires.
  • The pressure display can be accessed anytime, using the MID controls on the steering wheel.
  • As useful as TMPS is, it is still recommended that you manually check your tires on a regular basis.
Security System
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Security

Like every Acura model, the TSX Sport Wagon comes equipped with a security system. In the event of a break-in, the following events will occur:

  • The ignition will be disabled.
  • The horn will sound.
  • The lights will flash.