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Deployed airbags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
protect you in another collision. Have the airbags,
seat belt pretensioners, and the front passenger seat
belt retractor assembly, replaced by an authorized
dealer as soon as possible. Also, have the Occupant
Classification System serviced as well.
Maintaining Your Airbag System
• Modifications to any part of the airbag system could cause it to fail
when you need it. You could be injured if the airbag system is not
there to protect you. Do not modify the components or wiring,
including adding any kind of badges or stickers to the steering
wheel hub trim cover or the upper right side of the instrument
panel. Do not modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or
add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
Do notattemptto modifyany partof youradvanced airbagsystem. The
airbag may inflate accidentally or may not function properly if modi-
fications are made. Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for any
advanced airbag system service. If your seat including your trim cover
and cushion needs to be serviced in any way (including removal or
loosening/tightening of seat attachment bolts), take the vehicle to your
authorized dealer. Only manufacturer approved seat accessories may
be used. If it is necessary to modify an advanced airbag system for
persons with disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
• Do not place or hang any items such asadd-on video players on the
right front passenger seat back. The additional weight may cause
the OccupantClassification Systemtobe unableto correctlyclassify
the right front occupant. This could allow the passenger frontal
airbag to inflate when it is not desired.
• You need proper knee impact protection in a collision. Do not
mount or locate any aftermarket equipment on or behind the knee
bolsters/ driver inflatable knee blocker.
• It isdangerous totryto repairany partofthe airbagsystem yourself.
Be sure to tell anyone who works on your vehicle that it has an
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