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However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
As the airbags deflate you may see some smoke-like
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the
process that generates the nontoxic gas used for airbag
inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the skin,
eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye irritation,
rinse the area with cool water. For nose or throat
irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation continues,
see your doctor. If these particles settle on your
clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s instruc-
tions for cleaning.
It is not advisable to drive your vehicle after the
airbags have deployed. If you are involved in another
collision, the airbags will not be in place to protect you.
Deployed airbags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
protect you in another collision. Have the airbags,
seat belt pretensioners, front passenger seat belt
retractor assembly, and Occupant Classification Sys-
tem replaced and/or serviced by an authorized dealer
as soon as possible.
102 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE