PASSENGER PRESENCE DETECTION (PPD)
The Passenger Presence Detection system detects the presence of a passenger in the right front seat. If no passenger is recognized on the front passenger seat, the deployment of the front passenger and/or side airbag and seat belt pre-tensioner will be prevented. This system is designed to prevent the replacement of airbag components that deploy needlessly in an accident.
PASSIVE RESTRAINT SYSTEM
- NOTE: Luggage or other cargo should not be placed on the passenger front seat. This can allow the deployment of the front passenger and/or side air bag in the case of an accident.
- Even with PPD, a child restraint system must never be placed in the front seat; recommend to your customers that all children under age 13 should ride in the back seat.
Automatically actuated collision protection for driver and passengers that may include seat belt pre-tensioners, force limiters, airbags and automatic seat belts.PERFORMANCE TIRE
Tires that deliver enhanced handling, grip and cornering capabilities as compared to standard tires.PISTONS
A piston is a cylindrically-shaped part with one end closed and the other open. Located inside the cylinder, the closed end forms the floor of the combustion chamber and the open end is coupled by the connecting rod to the crankshaft. As the piston moves up and down, the air/fuel mixture in the cylinder is first compressed, then ignited. As the mixture burns (combusts), it expands, forcing the piston down and transferring the power of the combustion to the crankshaft.POWER ANTENNA
Electrically-actuated antenna that extends from it’s protective housing using an internal motor and pulley system. Usually, a powerantenna deploys automatically when the vehicle’s sound system (radio) is activated in the radio mode.POWER BRAKES
A braking system that utilizes a Brake Booster that automatically increases the braking pressure so there is less pedal effort required by the driver to slow or stop the vehicle. The Brake Booster uses vacuum produced by the vehicle’s engine to increase the hydraulic pressure used in the braking system. (See “BRAKE SYSTEM”)POWER STEERING
Power steering (or Power Assisted Steering) systems use hydraulic or electric boosters to ease driver effort to turn a vehicle’s steering wheel. Most common are hydraulic systems that use a power steering pump driven by a fan belt on the vehicle’s engine.POWERTRAIN
Describes the group of components used to transmit power to a vehicle’s drive wheels. It can consist of engine, clutch, transmission, transaxle, universal joints, velocity joints, drive shaft, differential gears, and axle shafts.POWERTRAIN WARRANTY
A warranty that covers a vehicle’s powertrain; i.e. engine, transmission or transaxle, universal joints or velocity joints, drive shaft(s), axle shafts, and differential gears.PRE-IGNITION
Also referred to as “detonation,” “knocking” or “pinging” is an irregular burning of the air/fuel mixture inside the cylinder. When pre-ignition occurs, the mixture ignites in two places and the flame fronts collide, producing a knocking or pinging sound from the engine.PRETENSIONER SEAT BELT
A device that when activated in certain frontal collisions, pulls the seatbelt into tighter contact against an occupant’s body to make sure that the seatbelts fit snugly.PRIVACY GLASS
Deeply tinted glass, usually used in the side and rear windows, that helps keep the sun’s rays out of the passenger compartment, keeping the interior cooler and adding an added measure of privacy to vehicle occupants.PROJECTOR BEAM HEADLAMPS
Projector beam headlamps utilize a spherical lens and parabolic reflector system that tightly controls the headlight beam, resulting in more light where drivers want and need it – on the road.