In many crashes severe enough to in?ate the airbag,
windshields are broken by vehicle deformation. Additional
windshield breakage may also occur from the right front
? Airbags are designed to in?ate only once. After an
airbag in?ates, you will need some new parts for the
airbag system. If you do not get them, the airbag
system will not be there to help protect you in another
crash. A new system will include airbag modules and
possibly other parts. The service manual for your
vehicle covers the need to replace other parts.
? Your vehicle has a crash sensing and diagnostic
module which records information after a crash. See
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy on page 7-16
and Event Data Recorders on page 7-17.
? Let only quali?ed technicians work on the airbag
system. Improper service can mean that the airbag
system will not work properly. See your dealer/
retailer for service.
Passenger Sensing System
The vehicle has a passenger sensing system for the
right front passenger?s position. The passenger airbag
status indicator will be visible on the instrument
panel when the vehicle is started.
The words ON and OFF, or the symbol for on and off,
will be visible during the system check. When the
system check is complete, either the word ON or OFF,
or the symbol for on or off will be visible. See
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator on page 3-25.
The passenger sensing system will turn off the right
front passenger frontal airbag under certain conditions.
The driver airbag is not affected by the passenger
The passenger sensing system works with sensors that
are part of the right front passenger seat. The sensors
are designed to detect the presence of a properly-seated
occupant and determine if the right front passenger
frontal airbag should be enabled (may in?ate) or not.