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Relying on the airbags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The airbags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions the airbags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belts even though you
Being too close to the steering wheel or instru-
ment panel during front airbag deployment could
cause serious injury. Airbags need room to inflate.
Sit back, comfortably extending your arms to
reach the steering wheel or instrument panel.
If the vehicle has side airbags, they also need
room to inflate. Do not lean against the door. Sit
upright in the center of the seat.
The front airbag system consists of the following:
Front Airbag Control Module (ACM)
AIRBAG Readiness Light
Driver and Passenger Front Airbag/Inflator Units
Unique Steering Wheel and Column
Unique Instrument Panel
Seat Belt Pretensioners
Knee Impact Bolster
The Side Airbag System, on vehicles equipped, consists
of the following:
AIRBAG Readiness Light (shared with the front airbag
Side Airbag in the driver’s seat
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