Patent Number: 6,612,613

Title: Vehicle interior panel and method of making same

Abstract: A vehicle interior panel is provided that comprises an inner wall and an outer wall connected by an integral side wall. A portion of the panel comprises an air bag deployment opening at least partially defined by a tear guide. A portion of the panel also comprises at least one chamber located between the inner wall and outer wall of the panel. In this manner, a vehicle interior panel is provided having both an air bag deployment opening and at least one chamber in a single panel.

Inventors: Hodges; Kenneth J. (Orion, MI)

Assignee: Collins & Aikman Development Company

International Classification: B60R 21/20 (20060101); B60R 021/22 ()

Expiration Date: 09/02/2020