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Your vehicle has four Weight Sensors located between
the seat and the floor pan. The weight sensors measure
applied weight and transfers that information to the
The Head/Thorax Airbag and Supplemental Re-
straint Systems are designed to activate only in certain
side collisions. The ORC module determines if a side
collision is severe enough to require the Head/Thorax
airbags to inflate. The side airbag control module will
not detect roll over, front or rear collisions.
The ORC Module monitors the readiness of the elec-
tronic parts of the system whenever the ignition switch
is in the START or ON positions. These include all of
the items listed under “The Side Airbag System”, on
vehicles equipped, consists of the following”.
In moderate to severe side collisions, the side airbag
inflator on the crash side of the vehicle is triggered,
releasing a quantity of nontoxic gas. The inflating Head/
Thorax Airbags exit through the seat seam into the space
between the occupant and the door. The Head/Thorax
airbags moves at a very high speed and with such a high
force, that it could injure you if you are not seated
properly, or if items are positioned in the area where the
side airbag inflates. This especially applies to children.
The following requirements must be strictly adhered to:
Do not modify the front passenger seat assembly or
components in any way.
Do not modify the front seat center console or center
position seat in any way.
Do not use prior or future model year seat covers not
designated for the specific model being repaired. Al-
ways use the correct seat cover specified for the
Do not replace the seat cover with an aftermarket seat
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