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Maintaining Your Airbag System
Modifications toany part of theairbag system couldcause it tofail 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 orstickers tothe steering wheelhub trimcover orthe upper rightside
of the instrument panel. Do not modify the front bumper, vehicle body
structure, or add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
Donot attempttomodify anypartof youradvancedairbag system.Theairbag
may inflate accidentally or may not function properly if modifications are
made. Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for any advanced airbag
system service.If yourseat includingyour trimcover andcushion needs tobe
serviced in any way (including removal or loosening/tightening of seat
attachment bolts), take the vehicle to your authorized dealer. Only manufac-
turer approved seat accessories may be used. If it is necessary to modify an
advanced airbag systemfor persons with disabilities,contact your authorized
Donot placeor hanganyitems suchasadd-on videoplayerson therightfront
passenger seat back. The additional weight may cause the Occupant Classifi-
cation System to be unable to correctly classify the right front occupant. This
could allow the passenger frontal airbag to inflate when it is not desired.
You needproper kneeimpact protectionin acollision. Donot mount orlocate
any aftermarket equipment on or behind the knee bolsters/ driver inflatable
It is dangerous to try to repairany part of the airbag system yourself. Be sure
to tell anyone who works on your vehicle that it has an airbag system.
You will want to have the airbags ready to inflate for your
protection in a collision. While the airbag system is
designed to be maintenance free, if any of the following
occurs, have an authorized dealer service the system
The AIRBAG light does not come on during the 6 to 8
seconds when the ignition switch is first turned on.
The light remains on after the 6 to 8 second interval.
The light comes on and remains on while driving.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
In the event of an airbag deployment, your vehicle is
designed to record up to 2-seconds of specific vehicle
data parameters (see list below) in an event data recorder
prior to the moment of airbag deployment. Please note
that such data are ONLY recorded if an airbag deploys,
and are otherwise unavailable. In conjunction with other
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