The front passenger seat is monitored by
ultra-sonic sensors, see above, and a
seat weight sensor to determine the
presence, weight and position of the front
passenger. In certain conditions, e.g.
where no passenger is present, the
appropriate air bag(s) will be de-activated.
In a collision these air bags would not be
It is important that the passenger
position sensors are not obscured in
any way which could affect air bag
deployment, e.g. fitting non-approved
The occupancy sensor operates as
*It is possible to receive an intermittent
indicator lamp, see page 66, with an
empty seat condition. This is part of the
system’s adaptive behaviour, and does
not affect the status of the passenger air
bag. However, if the indicator lamp
becomes permanently illuminated when
the seat is definitely empty and the seat
belt is unbuckled, then contact your
nearest Jaguar Dealer immediately.
• If the seat is empty and the seat belt
unbuckled, the front air bag will not be
activated and the AIR BAG indicator
lamp will not be illuminated.
• If the seat is occupied by, for
example, a small child or object with
the seat belt buckled, the front air bag
will not be activated and the AIR BAG
indicator lamp will be illuminated.
close to air