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VISOR RETENTION FEATURE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021442D
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-19

Publishing Venue

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Abstract

A visor retention system is provided to prevent a visor from becoming a projectile if the visor is stressed during events such as overhead or side-curtain airbag deployment. The visor retention system includes a tether configured to connect the visor to a sheet metal panel of the vehicle. The tether has a first end and a second end. The first end is attached to a mounting bracket for the visor and the second end is attached to the visor, so that if the visor will remain tethered to the sheet metal panel of the vehicle during airbag deployment events that result in detachment of the visor from the vehicle.