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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 left and right side curtain
airbags, they also need room to inflate. Do not
lean against the door or window. Sit upright in the
center of the seat.
“The Front Airbag System” consists of the following:
Airbag Control Module (with integrated impact sen-
AIRBAG Readiness Light
Front Passenger Airbag
Seat Belt Pretensioners
Steering Wheel and Column
Seat Belt Readiness Light
Passenger Knee Impact Blocker
Driver Inflatable Knee Blocker
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