Toyota Tilt Steering

• When the steering box moves during a collision (primary collision), the intermediate shaft contracts, thus helping reduce the possibility of the steering column and the steering wheel protruding into the cabin.

^ Primary Collision ^

Breakaway Bracket

Breakaway Bracket

Tilt Steering Column After Impact
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After Collision

• When a collision impact is transmitted to the steering wheel (secondary collision), the steering wheel and the driver's airbag help absorb the impact. In addition, the breakaway bracket separates, and the column tube contracts. At this time, the friction resistance of the sliding portion, which is staked to the column tube, absorbs the energy. This sequential energy absorbing mechanism helps absorb the impact of the secondary collision.

^ Secondary Collision 4

Breakaway Bracket

Breakaway Bracket

Breakaway Tube

Contract

Capsule (Plastic)

Contract

Capsule (Plastic)

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  • gebre
    Is tilt steering column after impact?
    7 years ago

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