Chrysler 2010 Automobile User Manual

It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the
instrument cluster Airbag Warning Light if a malfunc-
tion is noted that could affect the airbag system. The
diagnostics also record the nature of the malfunction.
Ignoring the Airbag Warning Light in your instru-
ment panel could mean you won’t have the airbags to
protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes
on as you drive, have the airbag system checked
The Driver and Passenger Airbag Inflator Units are
located in the center of the steering wheel and the right
side of the instrument panel. When the ORC detects a
collision requiring the Advanced Front Airbags, it
signals the inflator units. A large quantity of non-toxic
gas is generated to inflate the Advanced Front Airbags.
Different airbag inflation rates are possible, based on
the collision type and severity. The steering wheel hub
trim cover and the upper right side of the instrument
panel separate and fold out of the way as the airbags
inflate to their full size. The airbags fully inflate in
about 50 to 70 milliseconds. This is about half of the
time it takes to blink your eyes. The airbags then
quickly deflate while helping to restrain the driver and
front passenger.
The Advanced Front Airbag gas is vented through the
vent holes in the sides of the airbag. In this way, the
airbags do not interfere with your control of the
The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Airbags Infla-
tor Units (If Equipped) are designed to activate only
in certain side collisions.