This model has an SRS which includes a driver?s airbag in the steering wheel hub, a passenger?s airbag in the dashboard
above the glove box, seat belt tensioners in the front seat belt retractors, and side airbags in the front seat-backs. The SRS
unit is separate from the airbag assembly and has built-in sensors. The following precautions should be observed when
performing sheet metal work, paint work, and repair work around the locations of the SRS components.
?? The SRS unit (including the safing sensor and the impact sensor) is located under the dashboard and the side
impact sensors are located in each side sill. The front impact sensors are located behind the right and left ends of
the front bumper. Avoid any strong impact with a hammer or other tools when repairing the front side frame, the
lower part of the dashboard, and the side sill. Do not apply heat to these areas with a torch, etc.
?? Take extra care when painting or doing body work in the area below the centre pillar. Do not expose the seat belt
retractor and tensioner to heat guns, welding, or spraying equipment.
?? SRS electrical wiring harness and connectors are identified with yellow color coding. Care should be taken not to
damage the harness when repairing this area.
?? Do not apply heat of more than 100°C (212°F) when drying painted surfaces anywhere around the locations of
?? If strong impact or high temperature needs to be applied to the areas around the locations of SRS components,
remove the components before performing the repair work.
?? If any of the SRS related components are damaged or deformed, be sure to replace them.
NOTE: Refer to the Restraints section of the Shop Manual for after-deployment procedures and removal and replacement of
SRS related components.