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GMC Sierra Safety and Passenger Protection


You can’t predict.  But you can prepare.

With its rugged frame, robust body structure, four-wheel antilock brakes and six months of OnStar security on most vehicles, the 2011 GMC Sierra truck surrounds you with overlapping layers of protection that can give you a well-placed sense of confidence.

Dual-stage frontal air bags on 2011 GMC Sierra models feature sensors that gauge the severity of a crash, and then determine whether to employ one or two levels of inflation, helping to reduce the risk of injury to passengers.  The 2011 GMC Sierra also features a Passenger Sensing System for the outboard front passenger that automatically turns off the air bag if the passenger is under the appropriate weight.

Stabilitrak Stability Control

Conditions can change without warning – especially in Michigan when driving from Detroit to Traverse City.  That’s why the 2011 GMC Sierra truck is engineered with the StabiliTrak stability control system.  It instantly adjusts engine speed and brake pressure to any individual wheel to help you maintain control and to help you stay on track.

Tire Pressure Monitoring

The standard Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) system makes sure each tire is properly inflated for optimum handling and control, and warns you if a tire is low via the Driver Information Center.  (Does not monitor spare tire.)

Protection From Side Impacts

To help protect you in a side-impact collision, 2011 GMC Sierra truck models include standard side-impact air bags mounted on the driver and outside front-passenger seat, which provide thorax and pelvic protection for outboard front-seat occupants.  Head curtain side-impact air bags are also standard.  They unfurl from the roof rail like a protective curtain for outboard passengers and can be activated by either rollover sensors or side-impact sensors.

Automatic Crash Response

To relay critical accident details in the event of a crash, built-in sensors can automatically send an alert to OnStar.  An Advisor is immediately connected to your vehicle to see if you need help.  Even if you can’t respond, the Advisor can use GPS technology to send emergency responders to your exact location.  Now, you can get help even if you can’t ask for it!

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