2000 Acura Integra -- Safety
To enhance the Integra's theft resistance, a special electronically coded key prevents the car from being started, even if a mechanical duplicate of the proper key shape is used. A transponder built into the key signals the immobilizer control unit that the key is genuine. If the car is hot-wired, or an unauthorized key is used, it simply will not start. This system is a substantial deterrent to theft.
NEW REAR CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHORS
To allow a child seat to be securely positioned in any of the outboard back seat positions, seat tether anchors are standard in the Integra.
As mentioned earlier, the Integra provides a high degree of structural rigidity to enhance crash protection. At the front and rear, the Integra has been designed with deformable crumple zones. These are designed to deform in a controlled manner, absorb the impact energy and help prevent deformation of the passenger compartment.
To help minimize injury to occupants in a side-impact collision, the Integra features door intrusion beams as well as energy-absorbing pads in the doors.
On the Sports Sedan, there is a polypropylene pad located at hip level and an extended styrene pad located at shoulder level for both front and rear doors. The Sports Coupe, due to its different structural architecture, requires only a polypropylene pad. These pads substantially reduce the energy transmitted to the occupants in the event of a collision.
DUAL AIR BAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
The Integra is equipped with a driver and front passenger air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). The driver's air bag is located in the steering wheel hub, while the passenger's air bag is located on top of the dash. Both air bags are triggered simultaneously by means of three impact sensors located in the passenger compartment. To ensure maximum reliability, the sensors use gold-plated electrical connectors. As in all Acura automobiles, the front passenger air bag is designed to deploy upward along the windshield and then back toward the occupant. This provides a large cushion to help protect the front passenger.
THREE-POINT SEAT BELTS
The dual front air bags are designed to work in conjunction with the 3-point front seat belts. For easy access, the front buckles are attached to the driver's and front passenger's seats. The front seat belts on the Sports Sedan feature height adjusters on the B-pillars for comfort